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25 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

11 Aug 2016 description

IN FOCUS & FOOD INSECURITY HOTSPOTS

  • Drought has left 23 million requiring food assistance in Southern Africa.

  • An outbreak of fighting in South Sudan has caused new displacements and food price increases in the capital Juba. The South Sudan IPC update for April 2016 estimated that 4.8 million people (40 percent of the population) would face severe food insecurity in the May–July 2016 lean season.

11 Aug 2016 description

La Commission Interaméricaine des Droits de l'Homme (CIDH) a exprimé ses inquiétudes face à la situation dans laquelle vivent environ 1300 migrant-e-s bloqué-e-s à Turbo, une localité colombienne limitrophe du Panama.

11 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Nación

Los migrantes que lleguen a Panamá por la frontera con Colombia serán atendidos por las autoridades locales y tendrán permiso para continuar hacia la frontera con Costa Rica, como parte de su ruta hacia Estados Unidos.

Así lo manifestó ayer el presidente panameño, Juan Carlos Varela.

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

09 Aug 2016 description

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Tuesday 8/9/2016 - 23:49 GMT

Panama promised Tuesday to help hundreds of migrants who have crossed its jungle border from Colombia to carry on toward the United States.

President Juan Carlos Varela said Panama would make an exception to its immigration restrictions for migrants who have recently crossed into Panama's Darien jungle.

09 Aug 2016 description

HURRICANE EARL BELIZE

Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.

GUATEMALA

09 Aug 2016 description
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HURACÁN EARL BELICE

Earl tocó tierra como huracán categoría 1 (jueves 4 de agosto). Las autoridades distribuyeron paquetes de alimentos y agua entre los afectados. Unas 2,500 personas se refugiaron en 94 albergues temporales de emergencia, de estos 164 continúan en albergues.

GUATEMALA

Earl afectó a 1,046 personas en los departamentos de Quiché y Petén. Se reportaron 162 viviendas con daños, además de la suspensión de clases en los departamentos afectados.

MÉXICO

09 Aug 2016 description

Washington, D.C. - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su profunda preocupación ante la situación de extrema vulnerabilidad en la que se encuentran cerca de 1.300 migrantes varados en el municipio de Turbo, cerca del Tapón del Darién, Colombia, cerca de la frontera con Panamá. Entre las personas migrantes se encuentran hombres y mujeres, algunas de ellas embarazadas, así como niños y niñas, incluyendo recién nacidos. La mayoría de estas personas provienen de Cuba, Haití, así como de países de África y Asia, y tienen como destino los Estados Unidos.

07 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

El Gobierno colombiano deportó hoy un primer grupo de cubanos que permanecían hacinados en la localidad de Turbo, en el noroeste del país, del que hacen parte 14 personas que salieron rumbo a la isla en un avión de la Fuerza Aérea.“Los 14 ciudadanos cubanos encontrados en permanencia irregular en hoteles del municipio de Turbo fueron deportados a su país de origen”, confirmó el director general de Migración Colombia, Christian Krüger Sarmiento.

06 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Panamá, 05 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: Diario La Prensa

A este grupo se les toman sus huellas dactilares y se le revisan todos sus documentos; a los que no tienen se les reconstruyen sus datos.

Al menos 800 migrantes se encuentran varados en la provincia de Darién, informó este viernes 5 de agosto de 2016 el presidente de la República, Juan Carlos Varela, quien se dirigió a esta zona del país.

Esta crisis migratoria se da a pesar del bloqueo de la frontera con Colombia que había ordenado el Gobierno de Varela en mayo pasado.

05 Aug 2016 description

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Friday 8/5/2016 - 19:58 GMT | 240 words

Around 800 US-bound migrants, most of them from Haiti, Africa, Asia and Cuba, are currently in dense jungle on the Panama-Colombia border, Panama's president said Friday, describing it as "another migration crisis."

The migrants are in the Darien Gap, a swampy forested area teeming with snakes that lies across the border, Juan Carlos Varela told reporters before heading to the region.

No roads cross the southern border, and passage by foot is dangerous and uncertain.

04 Aug 2016 description

As of 3 August 2016, 68 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (65 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 51 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).

 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
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, …