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27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$6,650,000

15 Jan 2016 description

Caracas , 14 Ene. AVN.- Las intensas lluvias y el desbordamientos de ríos originados por los efectos del fenómeno El Niño ha dejado a más de 170.000 personas desplazadas en diferentes naciones suramericanas.

Localidades de Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay y Cuba han sido impactadas por el fenómeno meteorológico que se localiza en la zona central del océano Pacífico, pero que altera el clima a nivel mundial.

12 Jan 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • 13 millones de personas han sido afectadas por desastres a lo largo de 2015.

  • Un estudio de ACNUR identifica a la violencia y la falta de protección por parte de las autoridades como causa de la huida de muchas mujeres desde El Salvador, Guatemala,
    Honduras y México.

  • El Niño durante 2015 ha sido considerado entre los más fuertes desde 1950 y varios países e instituciones regionales han implementado medidas para enfrentar sus efectos negativos.

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 million people were affected by disasters during 2015.

  • A study conducted by UNHCR points to violence and lack of protection by the authorities as reasons of why women are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

  • El Niño in 2015 has been considered among the strongest since 1950 and several countries and regional institutions implement measures to address its negative effects.

31 Dec 2015 description

12/31/2015 - 01:33 GMT

by Marc BURLEIGH

Cubans risking all to reach the United States are cheering a deal this week between Central American nations to start flying them out of Costa Rica, where they have been stranded for weeks.

Officials are cautiously describing the operation -- due to start next week -- as a "pilot plan" involving just 50-200 of the up to 8,000 migrants who are currently in northern Costa Rica, packed into dozens of temporary shelters.

25 Dec 2015 description

12/25/2015 - 00:16 GMT

A building crisis in Central America of US-bound Cubans being blocked at borders could "spin out of control" on the frontier between Costa Rica and Panama, the Red Cross warned Thursday.

"If Costa Rica doesn't give visas to the Cubans stranded in (the border town of) Paso Canoas, we should be prepared," Victor Hall, of the Panamanian Red Cross, told AFP in a telephone interview.

He said the number of Cubans stuck in the isolated town, prevented from traveling on to Costa Rica, had swollen to 602 by Thursday.

18 Dec 2015 description

On 15 November 2015, a group of approximately 1,300 Cuban migrants flew to Ecuador and then travelled by their own means through Colombia to the border town of La Miel, Panama. The National Maritime Service of Panama (SENAN) in the province of Colon mobilized the migrants to Puerto Obaldia in the province of Darien, where they completed a seven-day migratory process.

30 Nov 2015 description
report Redhum

Panamá, 30 de Noviembre 2015
Fuente: La Nacion - CL

El Gobierno de Panamá se suma a las labores de contención de la migración cubana a través de América Central, porque, desde ayer, retiene a cerca de 850 personas que intentaban cruzar su territorio con destino a EE. UU.

Panamá responde de esta manera a la solicitud que hizo Costa Rica, el martes pasado, durante una cita extraordinaria de cancilleres del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), realizada en El Salvador y con la participación de los representantes de Cuba, Ecuador, Colombia y México.

27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

24 Nov 2015 description
report Voice of America

Nicaragua ratifica su postura de negarles el paso en su travesía rumbo a Estados Unidos porque considera que sería legitimizar políticas migratorias ilegales.

Casi 3.000 cubanos permanecen varados en Costa Rica sin poder seguir su camino por tierra rumbo a Estados Unidos debido a la negativa nicaraguense de abrirles paso.

23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

18 Nov 2015 description

Destacados

  • SEQUÍA & INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: Se estima que unos 2.3 millones de personas en América Central están en necesidad de asistencia alimentaria. La cifra aumentará debido a las pérdidas que se esperan en la segunda cosecha del año.

  • EL SALVADOR: Evaluaciones de medio año reportaban unas 200,000 personas afectadas por sequía.

18 Nov 2015 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT & FOOD INSECURITY: About 2.3 million people in Central America, require food assistance after suffering heavy crop losses due to drought. This number should increase with expected losses in the second harvest of the year.

  • EL SALVADOR: Midyear assessments reported some 200,000 people affected by drought.

06 Nov 2015 description

06/11/2015

The El Niño phenomenon is a disruption of the Pacific Ocean’s atmosphere system, characterised by unusually warm temperatures which severely change weather patterns. It can cause extreme phenomena such as massive floods, extreme droughts with catastrophic consequences around the globe.

Experts believe that this year El Niño will be stronger than ever, with an impact similar to the 1997-98 episode which caused a number of deadly disasters in Latin America, the Caribbean and across the world, affecting millions.