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29 May 2015 description

Latin America and the Caribbean: World's first region to reach both international hunger goals

With the percentage of undernourishment falling to 5.5% and the total number to 34.3 million, LAC achieved the goal of the Millennium Development Goals and the World Food Summit.

29 May 2015 description

Porcentaje de subalimentación cayó a 5,5 % y el número total a 34.3 millones, con lo que ALC logró la meta de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación.

27 May 2015 description

Vinícius Lisboa and Camila Bohem report from Agência Brasil Edited by: Aécio Amado / Fábio Massali / Olga Bardawil

Health Minister Arthur Chioro has again called on the population to cooperate with prevention and control efforts against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the dengue fever. According to the minister, the number of cases of the disease still tends to rise in the country.

19 May 2015 description

El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) entrega millones de toneladas de alimentos cada año a las familias vulnerables a la inseguridad alimentaria. La modalidad es dar asistencia monetaria y cupones para que los afectados por el hambre compren comida durante tres meses, especialmente en regiones en crisis. Mario Touchette, representante de la entidad en Guatemala, explica cómo funciona esta iniciativa.

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19 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • BRAZIL: About 750,000 cases of dengue virus were confirmed in Brazil. The Brazilian Health Minister declared that the country is “technically” facing a dengue epidemic.

  • HONDURAS: At least 57,602 Honduran children and adults who illegally entered the United States are awaiting a decision on their migrant status.

  • CHILE: A red alert is active for the municipality of Chaitén and a yellow alert for the rest of the Lake Region.

19 May 2015 description

Destacados

  • BRASIL: Este año se han confirmado unos 750,000 casos de dengue en Brasil.
    El Ministro Brasileño de Salud declaró que Brasil enfrenta “técnicamente” una epidemia de dengue.

  • HONDURAS: Un total de 57,602 hondureños, entre niños y adultos que ingresaron ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, aguardan la decisión de un juez para definir su condición migratoria en este país.

  • CHILE: Las autoridades declararon Alerta Roja en la comuna de Chaitén y Alerta Amarilla en el resto de la Región de Los Lagos.

18 May 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Although important achievements have been made in Ecuador in disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction, there is still room for further improvement. The change in the HIP will enable contributing to the development of the Decentralized Disaster Management System (SNDGR) of Ecuador and to improve its coordination at all levels (horizontal and vertical)

18 May 2015 description
report Redhum

América del Sur, 17 de Mayo 2015

Fuente: ABC Digital

El dengue es un problema que no solamente afecta a nuestro país. Tanto Brasil, donde ya se habla de epidemia, como Argentina, reportan una cantidad importante de casos.

El Ministerio de Salud de Brasil ha contabilizado desde el inicio del año y hasta el 18 de abril unos 745.957 casos; mientras que en Argentina notificó 223 casos de dengue hasta la semana pasada, de los cuales 154 correspondieron a la provincia de Córdoba (centro del país, a 713 kilómetros de Buenos Aires).

08 May 2015 description
report Igarapé Institute

There are hundreds of thousands of homicides a year around the world, but strangely limited public debate on the issue. A new online data visualization launched by the Igarapé Institute intends to change this. It detects between 437,000 and 468,000 homicides a year, or 6.7 murders per 100,000 people. In some countries and cities, homicide is the leading cause of death for young people. In others, homicide is virtually non-existent.

07 May 2015 description

Foreword

Børge Brende and Didier Burkhalter

While the international community has already been addressing many aspects of disasters, climate change and human mobility, in order to really make progress it is essential to bring together different strands of the discussion so as to develop a comprehensive response that also anticipates future challenges associated with climate change. The Governments of Norway and Switzerland are contributing to the development of future responses to disaster displacement through the Nansen Initiative

06 May 2015 description

Health Minister Arthur Chioro confirmed Monday (May 4) that Brazil faces a dengue epidemic.

“A total 745,957 cases had been reported by 18 April. We know that this number is going up,” the minister said following an event in São Paulo. But according to him, “the epidemic is concentrated in nine states, with more than 300 cases in every 100,000 people.”

05 May 2015 description

DESTACADOS

  • Los desastres ocurridos entre enero y abril de 2015 afectaron a cerca de 4.5 millones de personas.

  • Las inundaciones y las sequías son los fenómenos más reportados en el primer cuatrimestre de 2015.

  • La región centroamericana sigue presentando altos índices de violencia. Honduras registró en diciembre de 2014 una tasa de percepción de inseguridad de 70.5%.

05 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disasters affected 4.5 million people between January and April 2015.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean prepares for the World Humanitarian Summit with a Regional Consultation to be held in May in Guatemala City.

  • Floods and drought are the most numerous disasters in the first quarter of 2015.

  • Central America continues to show high rates of violence.
    Honduras reached a rate of 70.5% perceived insecurity in December 2014.

AFFECTED

04 May 2015 description

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Monday 5/4/2015 - 20:41 GMT

Cases of dengue have soared in Brazil where the disease has caused 229 fatalities this year, the Health Ministry said Monday, as authorities try to combat its spread using transgenic mosquitos.

The health ministry said it had logged 745,900 cases nationwide in the first 15 weeks of the year -- an annual increase of 234 percent.

That equates to 367.8 people infected per 100,000 residents, which falls into the category of an epidemic under parameters used by the World Health Organization.

28 Apr 2015 description

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Tuesday 4/28/2015 - 16:40 GMT |

At least 13 people have been killed in deadly landslides triggered by heavy rain in northeastern Brazil, and officials warned Tuesday havoc could continue as downpours persist.

The downpour started Monday morning, causing more than 100 landslides and rockslides near the city of Salvador in the Bahia region.

"Thirteen people have been killed and unfortunately it continues to rain," said Karina Baracho, spokeswoman for Salvador's municipal civil protection agency.

28 Apr 2015 description

Pedro Peduzzi reports from Agência Brasil Edited by: Marcos Chagas / Olga Bardawil

The floods in the state of Amazonas have affected 110,610 people, or 22,116 families. According to data released on Monday (Apr 27) by the state's Civil Defense, the situation is one of public calamity in Boca do Acre, in the Purus region. Eighteen municipalities have declared state of emergency and five report state of alert.

28 Apr 2015 description

Yara Aquino reports from Agência Brasil Edited by: Valéria Aguiar / Augusto Queiroz

President Dilma Rousseff visited Monday (Apr 27) the areas in Santa Catarina state affected by a tornado on April 20 and announced the allotment of $1.98 million for repair works in the municipalities of Xanxerê and Ponte Serrada.

23 Apr 2015 description

Edited by: Augusto Queiroz

At least 10 thousand people suffered the consequences of a tornado that hit the municipality of Xanxerê last Monday (Apr 20), according to figures from the Civil Defense of Santa Catarina state. Over a thousand were forced out of their homes and a preliminary report reveals that 2.6 thousand dwellings were affected. The authorities have also announced that 300 people have been given medical assistance and 120 hospitalized.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Un tornado devastó la ciudad brasileña de Xanxere, en el sureño estado de Santa Catarina, y dejó un saldo de dos muertos, 120 heridos y más de dos mil 600 viviendas destruidas, informaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

Autoridades estaduales enviaron una comisión para evaluar los daños y prestar la ayuda a esa localidad, que permanece sin electricidad y agua, debido a las afectaciones por el tornado ocurrido la noche del domingo último.