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Monitoring Emergencies - Costa Rica 7/18/2014

Floods from heavy rains affect 30 communities in three municipalies, 16 of them are isolated. Coordination of operations centers have been activated in six municipalities. CNE declares green alert for the Caribbean Coast and North Zone. (o.s.: CNE)

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Costa Rica + 1 other
Perú apoya a Costa Rica en preparación de Ejercicio Regional para Respuesta a Terremotos

NOTA DE PRENSA N° 451 2014-INDECI-OGCS

El Perú a través de la presidencia del Grupo Asesor Internacional de Operaciones en Búsqueda y Rescate (INSARAG) para las Américas, que es representado por el Jefe del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil-INDECI, está prestando asesoramiento técnico para que los países de la región se encuentren mejor preparados ante la ocurrencia de desastres.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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Costa Rica alerta de una posible epidemia del virus chikungunya en el país

Report
Redhum

El Ministerio de Salud de Costa Rica alertó este viernes a la población sobre la posible entrada de una epidemia de chikungunya después de que se reportaran en el país siete casos "sospechosos" y cuatro "probables", aunque solo dos son "autóctonos" y los demás "importados".

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 11-17, 2014

Flooding possible in Mali, Sudan, and South Sudan; dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy and above-average rains since May has oversaturated ground conditions in southern Mali and resulted in rainfall surpluses greater than 200 percent of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast for the next week, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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Guatemala + 20 others
Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe - junio 2014

  • La tasa de inflación mensual de alimentos de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó el 1% en mayo. En tanto la inflación general fue de 0,7%.

  • De los países monitoreados en la subregión compuesta por América Central, México y el Caribe, Costa Rica, Panamá y República Dominicana presentaron reducciones en sus niveles de inflación alimentaria en comparación con lo registrado en abril. Por el contrario, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, México y Nicaragua registraron aumentos en su inflación alimentaria.

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Costa Rican Red Cross Annual Report 2013 (MAACR001)

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2013.

Overview

In 2013, the Costa Rican Red Cross (CRRC) working in conjunction with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Costa Rica implemented a plan that promoted the development of processes that had a major impact on the definition of positions and strategic documents of the institution.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 4-10, 2014

Heavy rains in West Africa and Guatemala, with dryness in Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua

  1. Heavy and above average rains since the beginning of June have led to oversaturated ground conditions in Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Guinea, and western Cote D’Ivoire. The heavy downpours forecast during the next week will increase the risk of new flooding across the region.
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World + 14 others
Green Growth in Practice – Lessons from Country Experiences

The Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative has issued a new report to help governments transition their economies successfully to climate compatible development.

A new report launched today by the Green Growth Best Practice (GGBP) initiative, pulls together the many tangible benefits that governments and communities are realising through the adoption of green growth policies.

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Virus de dengue se extiende más por la provincia de Limón

Report
Redhum

Costa Rica, 02 de Julio 2014

Fuente: Entorno Inteligente - VE

La provincia de Limón es la que concentra en estos momentos la mayor transmisión activa del virus del dengue, confirmaron autoridades del Ministerio de Salud.

De todo el país, la zona caribeña es donde se registran las tasas más altas de infestación de zancudos transmisores de esta enfermedad: 15 casas por cada 100 revisadas por los equipos de vigilancia. Una tasa que sea mayor a tres ya representa un riesgo elevado.

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Confirman primer caso de Chikungunya en Costa Rica

Report
Redhum

Costa Rica, 27 de Junio 2014

Fuente: La Tribuna

SAN JOSE (EFE). - El Ministerio de Salud de Costa Rica confirmó el primer caso del virus chikungunya e informó que estudia otros dos posibles afectados, todos ciudadanos costarricenses que se contagiaron en República Dominicana.

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Guatemala + 7 others
Central America and Caribbean Price Bulletin June 2014

The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.

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Rapid Risk Assessment - Chikungunya outbreak in Caribbean region

Report
European Union

Main conclusions and options for action

• This is the first documented autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus in the Americas. The outbreak started on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin in early December 2013 and expanded through the Caribbean during the first half of 2014. Recently, suspected autochthonous cases have been reported from Central America (Costa Rica and El Salvador), raising concern about virus spread in continental America where Aedes aegypti is endemic.

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Costa Rica + 5 others
“Migration Mobile” Hits the Road Providing Services on Costa Rica’s Southern Border

Costa Rica - The Government of Costa Rica, with support from IOM, this week rolled out the “Migramóvil”, a fully-equipped bus manned by migration officials who are bringing information and services to the Costa Rica-Panama border region.

With funding from the US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), IOM provided all of the equipment for the bus.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Costa Rica + 5 others
“Migramóvil” presta servicios en la frontera sur de Costa Rica

Publicado el vie, jun-20-2014

Costa Rica - El Gobierno de Costa Rica, con el apoyo de la OIM, esta semana inauguró el “Migramóvil”, un autobús totalmente equipado y tripulado por funcionarios de migración que lleva información y servicios a la región de la frontera entre Costa Rica y Panamá.

Con financiación de la Oficina de Población, Refugiados y Migración (PRM por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos, la OIM suministró todo el equipo para el autobús.

International Organization for Migration:

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Honduras + 23 others
Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean - Regional Country Profiles

  1. Introduction

Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the regions most affected by violence and crime, but at the same time, has little available information about this problem. When data exist, it is not always presented in a comprehensive way, and usually suffers from reliability problems.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary June 20-26, 2014

Dryness continues in East Africa, Honduras and Nicaragua, with flooding possible in West Africa and Guatemala

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya are forecast to receive limited rains during the next week, which could sustain poor agricultural and pastoral conditions.

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El Salvador + 5 others
Chikungunya virus spreads from Caribbean to C. America

06/20/2014 20:56 GMT

SAN SALVADOR, June 20, 2014 (AFP) - The mosquito-born chikungunya virus is spreading into Central America, health authorities there say, after outbreaks in several Caribbean nations.

The virus -- rarely fatal, but nevertheless serious -- sparks high fevers and severe joint aches, as well as headaches, nausea and extreme fatigue.

"We are facing a new illness in the country, but we are working to fight it," said El Salvador Health Minister Violeta Menjivar, whose country has reported 1,200 cases so far.

Agence France-Presse:

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Costa Rica: Dengue DREF operation n° MDRCR011 Final Report

Summary: 139,066 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 July 2013 to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 50,400 beneficiaries.