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Vecina de Parrita es el primer caso autóctono de chikungunya en Costa Rica

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Redhum

Costa Rica, 19 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: Periódico La Nación

Dio positivo en los exámenes tras hospedar en su casa a un dominicano

El Ministerio de Salud confirmó hoy, sábado, que detectó el primer caso de chikungunya autóctono en suelo costarricense.

Se trata de una mujer vecina de Esterillos de Parrita de 56 años (cuyo nombre no trascendió), quien dio positivo en los exámenes del Instituto Costarricense de Investigación y Enseñanza en Nutrición y Salud (Inciensa), tras ser atendida en Parrita por médicos de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS).

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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World + 41 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.

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38 comunidades de Talamanca se preparan en gestión del riesgo

Suretka, Talamanca, 11 de octubre de 2014. Representantes de 38 comunidades indígenas de toda la región de Talamanca participaron hoy en Suretka, Talamanca, en un taller organizado por la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE) que busca integrar a este sector de la población costarricense en los procesos de gestión del riesgo y manejo de equipos de radio comunicación.

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World + 24 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 10-16, 2014

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

  2. Poor July rains in several local areas of Mali have resulted in poor crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have improved ground conditions, although the rainy season is quickly coming to a close.

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El Salvador + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Central America/DIPECHO (ECHO/DIP/BUD/2014/93000) Last update: 30/09/2014 Version: 2

0. Major changes since last version of HIP

Important achievements have been made in Central America through the Drought Resilience initiative launched by ECHO in 2011. However, there is still room to consolidate the institutionalization process regarding drought resilience and specifically the link between national policies and massive replication in the region, as well as sustainability. There is also a need to be better link the drought resilience to DIPECHO projects, in order to better systematically tackle the drought hazard.

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CNE sigue de cerca afectaciones de sistema de baja presión

19 cantones reportan incidentes. 120 viviendas afectadas San José, 8 de octubre de 2014. La Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE) desplegó toda su estructura operativa a lo largo de 19 cantones del país que han reportado incidentes en virtud del sistema de baja presión que está generando afectación en viviendas, carreteras, puentes y muros de contención.

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World + 15 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 3-9, 2014

Above-average rains continue in Central America, dryness remains in several parts of East and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops in the Arsi and West Arsi zones of central Ethiopia.

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Ejecutivo declara Emergencia Nacional por sequía

San José, 30 de setiembre de 2014. Ante el impacto generado por el fenómeno denominado “El Niño” en la Vertiente del Pacífico y en el Valle Central y la posibilidad de que las condiciones continúen en el primer trimestre del 2015, el Gobierno de la República declaró hoy Estado de Emergencia Nacional por sequía.

El decreto emitido por el Poder Ejecutivo, que cubre los once cantones de la provincia de Guanacaste, cinco de Puntarenas y tres de Alajuela, permitirá al Gobierno poner en marcha acciones concretas para la atención de los sectores afectados por la sequía.

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Guatemala + 6 others
Revisiting the “Thin Months” – A Follow-up Study on the Livelihoods of Mesoamerican Coffee Farmers

Smallholder coffee farmers in Mesoamerica face formidable challenges, including highly variable coffee prices, increasing climate change impacts, and worsening outbreaks of pests and diseases, which contribute to chronic debt and food insecurity. Despite these difficulties, the results of a recent follow-up or longitudinal survey show improvement in key aspects of farmers’ livelihoods, though there is an urgent need to continue working with farmers on these issues.

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Costa Rica puts its procedures for international disaster assistance to the test

By Maria Martinez

If you want to be sure that your disaster response system is fit for purpose, you have to put it to the test. On September 1st to 5th, Costa Rica did just that by hosting a simulation exercise with many potential international responders, in cooperation with the “International Search and Rescue Advisory Group” (INSARAG) in San Jose.

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary September 26 - October 2, 2014 

Rainfall improving in Latin America, with dryness ongoing in parts of West Africa and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Colombia + 15 others
Virus del chikunguya se extiende por América con 10.845 casos confirmados

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El Espectador

Colombia tiene 42 casos autóctonos confirmados, según datos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud.

El virus del chikunguya llegó ya al corazón de Suramérica después de haberse extendido desde el Caribe a Centroamérica y Norteamérica, y, según la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), ya hay 10.845 casos confirmados de esta enfermedad y al menos 113 muertes en todo el continente.

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Guatemala + 21 others
Boletín Trimestral de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Abril a Junio 2014

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Producción de cereales de América Latina y el Caribe se mantendrá alta a pesar de leve caída

Producción regional alcanzaría las 220 millones de toneladas para la temporada 2014/2015.

Santiago de Chile, 23 de septiembre de 2014 – Según los pronósticos de la FAO, la producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe en la temporada 2014/15 se mantendrá en un nivel alto, superando las 220 millones de toneladas, aunque será 1,4% menor que durante temporada anterior.

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Guatemala + 4 others
GIEWS Update: Central America Drought Update, 19 September 2014

A large number of subsistence farmers in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have suffered partial or total loss of their crops and livestock and are in need of assistance.

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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Nicaragua + 10 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: Central and South America

Highlights

• Throughout 2014, the Central American region and northern areas of South America, have suffered significant and generalized rainfall deficits

• These deficits have affected the first growing season from the outset and have been consistent throughout – from April to July only few areas were not in a state of continuing deficitary water supply.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 12 - 18, 2014

Dryness remains despite improved rains in Latin America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

  2. An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall and an abnormally dry July has hurt crop and pasture conditions in parts of central and northern Ethiopia.