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28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Maize production in 2015 is forecast at high levels despite lower planting

  • Aggregate cereal production in 2014 remained close to record levels

  • Maize exports forecast to decrease in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Yellow maize prices decline in February, wheat flour prices at multi-year lows

  • Below average rainfall levels cause drought in South-East and North-East regions

27 Feb 2015 description

Northern Brazil has been experiencing major flooding since 23 February 2015, following heavy rainfall in the region.

Cities located along the Acre River have particularly been affected, following the overflow of the river. It is believed that almost 2000 people are affected by the disaster.

26 Feb 2015 description

Argentina – La OIM y el Gobierno de Argentina, en representación del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR), firmaron un memorando de entendimiento que permitirá una colaboración más estrecha en asuntos de interés común, tales como proyectos relacionados con la migración.

El memorando de entendimiento fue suscrito por el Director Regional de la OIM para América del Sur, Diego Beltrand, y el Director Nacional de Migraciones de Argentina, Martín Arias Duval. Argentina ocupaba la Presidencia Pro Tempore del MERCOSUR en diciembre de 2014, cuando se aprobó el acuerdo.

03 Feb 2015 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las lluvias continúan afectando a Bolivia. El departamento de Beni ha sido declarado en alerta roja. Se estima que 65,000 personas están afectadas.

  • MIGRANTES: La situación de los niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes continúa preocupando a la comunidad humanitaria. El informe “Niños en Fuga” de ACNUR aborda el tema a profundidad; las causas y riesgos que enfrentan los menores en su travesía

  • BROCA DEL CAFÉ: Brasil declaró emergencia fitosanitaria debido a la infestación de cafetales por broca.

03 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains: Bolivia continues to be affected by rains. An estimated 65,000 people are affected. A red alert is active for the department of Beni.

  • MIGRANTS: The humanitarian community remains concerned about the situation of migrant children and teens. UNHCR’s report “Children on the run” addresses the issue in more depth - the causes and risks children face on their journey.

  • COFFEE BORER BEETLE: Brazil has declared a phytosanitary emergency for an infestation of the coffee borer beetle

27 Jan 2015 description
report Redhum

Brasil, 27 de Enero 2015
Fuente: Diario La Prensa

22 Jan 2015 description

Mensajes principales

  • En noviembre la inflación alimentaria en América Latina y el Caribe fue de 1%, levemente superior a la tasa de 0,9% registrada en el mes previo. Con lo anterior, se compensa en parte la desaceleración registrada en el mes de octubre y la ubica en un nivel similar al registrado en mayo del presente año.

13 Jan 2015 description

Vladimir Platonow, special reporter from Agência Brasil Edited by: Marcos Chaga / Nira Foster

09 Jan 2015 description

Graziano da Silva se reúne con ministros del nuevo gobierno en su visita a Brasilia

31 de diciembre de 2014, Roma - Brasil ha aportado 17 millones de dólares EEUU adicionales para proyectos emprendidos en el marco de su actual asociación con la FAO, resaltando así el papel del país latinoamericano como contribuyente clave en la lucha contra el hambre a nivel regional y mundial.

06 Jan 2015 description

Director-General Graziano da Silva will meet new cabinet ministers in Brasilia

31 December, 2014 Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger.

24 Dec 2014 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Europa Press

Las fuertes lluvias que han caído en Sao Paulo la noche de este lunes han dejado buena parte de la ciudad inundada tras meses de sequía y han provocado importantes contratiempos debido a la caída de árboles, uno de los cuales ha impactado contra un taxi y ha causado un muerto.

24 Dec 2014 description
report Voice of America

A debilitating mosquito-borne virus, called Chikungunya, has stricken more than 1 million people in the Western Hemisphere since spreading there a year ago.

The Pan-American Health Organization reports 155 reported deaths as of December 12, almost all in the Caribbean island nations of Guadeloupe and Martinique. There have been 1,900 cases reported in travelers returning to the United States.

11 Dec 2014 description

12/10/2014 - 22:51 GMT

Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains Wednesday, causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

The east of Brazil's richest and largest city, home to some 20 million people, was worst hit as roads became streams carrying vehicles along after the heavy dump, which followed months of the worst drought in decades.

Traffic authorities said some roads were completely flooded, while some shops were badly damaged, although there were no casualties reported.

10 Dec 2014 description
Reshumen ejecutivo

América Latina y el Caribe está muy cerca de lograr la meta de la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación

La región ha avanzado un 92% hacia la meta de reducir a la mitad el número total de personas que sufre hambre, mientras que a nivel global sólo se ha avanzado 41%

10 Dec 2014 description
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Executive Summary

Latin America and the Caribbean need final push to achieve World Food Summit Goal

Region has advanced 92 percent towards goal of halving the total number of people suffering from hunger

10 December 10 2014, Santiago, Chile - Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to FAO's regional flagship report, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2014, released today.

09 Dec 2014 description

Global action to tackle climate change is being discussed through 12 December at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20) in Lima, Peru. In Latin America, projects supported by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) focused on preparedness help mitigate the effects already taking place - often small projects with huge impact. Our colleague Ruth Silva shares the story of a Brazilian city's preparedness for future climate-related events, and how it's saving lives.

05 Dec 2014 description

Acre State: Floods. The Ministry of National Integration declared a state of public calamity in Tarauacá because of the floods that have hit the city. Since November 20, the city has been in emergency situation because the level of the Tarauacá river has risen to 11.38 meters—almost three meters above the warning level—due to heavy rainfall affecting the city. (o.s.: Portal Brasil).

04 Dec 2014 description

Brazil's government has recently provided more than $9.76 million to help efforts against Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the three West African countries most impacted by the disease. The donation was allocated to multiple UN divisions.

Half the amount was given to the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide care to infected populations and support prevention efforts. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will receive $2.54 million for basic services including healthcare. The World Food Programme has received $1.76 million to provide food.

03 Dec 2014 description

GENEVA, 3 December 2014 — UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign usually recognizes exceptional performance by cities and towns in disaster risk management but today it granted role model status to São Paulo State, Brazil, for its ability to mobilise 211 cities and towns in the populous state to join the Campaign.

The four year old campaign now has over 2,400 cities and towns committed to basic principles of disaster management which protect citizens from a range of natural hazards through improved land use, urban planning and strong building codes.

01 Dec 2014 description

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Working environment

The year 2014 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees (Cartagena Declaration). Over the past 30 years, regional cooperation and solidarity, exemplified in the Declaration, have proved to be effective in addressing long-standing and new situations of forced displacement throughout the Americas.