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29 Apr 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Hasta la fecha, 35 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika (Figura 1). Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica del 21 de abril de 2016 de la Organización Panamericana de Salud/ Organización Mundial de Salud (OPS/OMS) no hay nuevos países o territorios que hayan confirmado la transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika.

29 Apr 2016 description

Bogotá, Colombia, 28 de abril de 2016 (OPS)- A pesar del descenso registrado en los nuevos casos de zika en Colombia, la Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/ Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS), Carissa F. Etienne, pidió "no bajar la guardia" en el enfrentamiento al virus en el país y en la región.

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 21 April, no new countries or territories hav e confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Apr 2016 description

MÉXICO, D.F., 27 de abril de 2016 (ACNUR) - Los países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe están comprometidos a facilitar la naturalización como solución para los migrantes y refugiados apátridas. Recientemente, varios gobiernos de la región han comenzado a tomar medidas en este sentido. En Bolivia, una resolución adoptada por el Ministerio de Gobierno establece un procedimiento especial para eliminar el requisito de demostrar un periodo mínimo de residencia, y reduce considerablemente los gastos de naturalización.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Daniela Pastrana

MEXICO CITY, Apr 27 2016 (IPS) - Mexico is the most dangerous country in Latin America for journalists. In 2015 it accounted for one-third of all murders of reporters in the region, and four more journalists have been added to the list so far this year.

27 Apr 2016 description

Destacados

  • TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El número de fallecidos por el terremoto ocurrido el 16 de abril asciende a 655 personas y 41 personas continúan desaparecidas. Actualmente, se encuentran habilitados 39 albergues y 64 albergues temporales, con un total de 6,804 familias y 29,067 personas. Ha sido lanzado un llamamiento humanitario urgente para asistir a la población, por un valor de US$ 72.7 millones para asistir a unas 350,000 personas durante los próximos tres meses.

27 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: The death toll from the 16 April earthquake rose to 655, and 41 people missing. Currently there are 39 shelters enabled and 64 temporary camps, with a total of 6,804 families or 29,067 people. A US$ 72.7 million urgent flash appeal was launched to assist some 350,000 people for the next three months.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Paraguay and Brazil report floods in various regions due to heavy rains in the last weeks.

26 Apr 2016 description
report World Bank

La representación visual del fenómeno permite a las autoridades brasileñas prevenir estragos y muertes

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Hace ya bastante tiempo que Brasil conoce los rostros de la sequía en el Nordeste. Las fotos y videos que reflejan este drama muestran las caras ajadas precozmente por el intenso sol, cuerpos humanos y animales desnutridos por falta de alimentos y agua, plantas y suelos resecos.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

23 Apr 2016 description

In light of the circulation of yellow fever in several areas of the Region, and considering current outbreaks in countries outside of this Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advises Member States to maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of yellow fever, provide updated information for health professionals and train them to enable them to properly detect and manage cases, especially in areas at risk for yellow fever circulation. In addition, Member States are encouraged to maintain high vaccination coverage in at risk populations.

23 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update of 14 April, no new countries or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

  • 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

20 Apr 2016 description

No. 090/2016 dated 20 April 2016

By Mely Caballero-Anthony and Jonatan A. Lassa

Synopsis

Millions of people are at risk of hunger, starvation and diseases as a result of the onset of the unusually strong El-Nino since 2015 till now. But efforts in disaster risk preparedness and climate change adaptation have been haphazard. There is urgency for action to avert more catastrophic consequences of new climate patterns.

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