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28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
28 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 21 July 2016 a total of 3748 suspected cases have been reported, of which 879 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 364, of which 119 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description

Flash Update No. 1 – Emergencia sanitaria en comunidad indígena de El Dovio

Cerca de 372 indígenas embera chamí, entre ellos 200 niños y niñas, viven en críticas condiciones de albergue, alimentación y saneamiento en una finca en zona rural de El Dovio.La Alcaldía se declaró en emergencia sanitaria y activó la formulación de un plan de acción que convocó a entidades estatales el 25 de julio para dar una respuesta integral.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Resumen de la situación en las Américas

  • En 2015, tres países confirmaron la circulación del virus de la fiebre amarilla: Bolivia (epizootia), Brasil y Perú (casos humanos).

  • En 2016, hasta la semana epidemiológica (SE) 28, tres países notificaron casos de fiebre amarilla selvática: Brasil, Colombia y Perú.

Situación Epidemiológica

28 Jul 2016 description
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Foreword

As widely known, conflict is a leading cause of hunger – each famine in the modern era has been characterized by conflict. Hunger can also contribute to violence, and may act as a channel through which wider socio-economic and political grievances are expressed.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

For Colombian women, ending violence against women is a precondition for peace. For decades, they have underlined this ask in their peacebuilding efforts, but their work remains less visible. A new programme supported by UN Women and partners seeks to bring women’s contribution and perspectives to the forefront.

“Only bullets don’t kill us, indifference does too,” says Maryerlis Angarita, a rural leader from Montes de María, Colombia, who started telling women’s stories of the war after her mother disappeared.

28 Jul 2016 description

20,000 people affected by gale and heavy rain in Colombia- Update: UNGRD reports that the gale and heavy rain that occurred on July 21, 2016 has affected a least 4, 028 families (approximately, 20,000 people) in 60 districts. The Departmental Committee for Disaster Risk Management (CDGR) continues to provide support with the help of local relief agencies and others to provide a needs assessment. Currently, 60% of districts have been assessed, but it is estimated that the number of affected families will amount to 5,000. (OS: OCHA)

27 Jul 2016 description
report AlterPresse

Par Woodly Edson Louidor

Bogotá (Colombie), 27 juillet 2016 [AlterPresse] --- L’« état d’urgence publique » est en vigueur depuis deux jours dans la localité colombienne de Turbo, face à la crise humanitaire à laquelle font face environ 4 mille migrants, majoritairement cubains et haïtiens, bloqués à la frontière avec le Panama, apprend AlterPresse.

Le maire de cette zone reculée du pays sud-américain, Alejandro Abuchar González, a pris cette mesure le lundi 25 juillet dernier, lorsque la situation des migrants s’est révélée très critique.

27 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

This statement is attributable to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

On 24 July 2016, we celebrated with the people of Colombia the historic commitment by the Government and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table to ensure that one of the agreement’s fundamental objectives is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. The implementation of this commitment …

27 Jul 2016 description

En la vereda La Camacha, zona rural del municipio de Toledo, un deslizamiento que se viene registrando desde el pasado 26 de junio ha dejado como saldo a la fecha más de 239 personas damnificadas, 10 casas destruidas, 20 hogares con daños estructurales, 27 familias reubicadas, pérdidas en cultivos (pasto para ganadería, café, caña de azúcar, plátano, cítricos, tomate de árbol y lulo), 9 acueductos rurales afectados y destrucción total de la infraestructura vial terciaria desde el casco urbano hacia la vereda.

27 Jul 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

  • In 2015, three countries in the Americas have confirmed yellow fever virus circulation: Bolivia (epizootic), Brazil, and Peru (human cases).

  • In 2016, as of epidemiological week (EW) 28, three countries have reported jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Epidemiological Situation

26 Jul 2016 description

Lors d'une conférence de presse organisée ce mardi 26 juillet 2016, le GARR et le SJM-Haïti font état de leur préoccupation par rapport à la situation des migrant-e-s haitiens installé-e-s dans un espace improvisé à Turbo, une localité frontalière de la Colombie limitrophe à Panama. Le GARR partage avec ses abonné-e-s la version intégrale du communiqué présenté en la circonstance.

26 Jul 2016 description

La Alcaldía de Quibdó decretó el 21 de julio la calamidad pública debido a un vendaval y fuertes lluvias que se presentaron en la madrugada ese mismo día en el municipio. La UNGRD reporta que por lo menos unas 4.0281 familias resultaron damnificadas (cerca de unas 20.000 mil personas) en 60 barrios de la zona urbana. El Comité Departamental de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (CDGR) continúa con la consolidación del censo de damnificados; y con el apoyo de los organismos de socorro locales y la Fuerza Pública realiza una evaluación de necesidades.

26 Jul 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 25 July 2016 17:23 GMT

BOGOTA, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's government and FARC rebels have pledged to improve access to land for women and ensure perpetrators of sexual violence, including rape, will not be eligible for amnesty as part of ongoing peace talks to end five decades of civil war.

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation

26 Jul 2016 description

COMUNICADO CONJUNTO #82

La Habana, Cuba, 24 de julio de 2016

Las delegaciones del Gobierno Nacional y las FARC-EP presentamos hoy el resultado de la inclusión del enfoque de género en los acuerdos alcanzados hasta la fecha por la Mesa de Conversaciones.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

Esta declaración es atribuible a Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas y Directora Ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres, y Zainab Hawa Bangura, Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas y Representante Especial del Secretario General sobre la violencia sexual en los conflictos.

26 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

This statement is attributable to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

On 24 July 2016, we celebrated with the people of Colombia the historic commitment by the Government and FARC-EP at the Havana Peace Talks Table to ensure that one of the agreement’s fundamental objectives is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

25 Jul 2016 description

RESUMEN

Logros frente a los Objetivos Estratégicos

En 2015 se dio respuesta humanitaria a 844.000 personas, la mayoría de ellas ubicadas en las áreas geográficas priorizadas en el SRP, con especial atención en la población con mayores necesidades humanitarias (personas desplazadas, víctimas de violencia basada en género, indígenas, afrodescendientes, NNAJ afectados por el conflicto armado o por desastres).