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20 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • 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 two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

18 Jan 2017 description

Durante las operaciones de emergencia, es frecuente encontrarse con personas y organizaciones que ante la situación y viendo las condiciones de vulnerabilidad de las personas que fueron afectadas por el desastre, deciden ofrecer su aporte desinteresado para apoyar las gestiones de respuesta que están desarrollando las organizaciones humanitarias.

16 Jan 2017 description
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Costa Rica decretó este jueves el estado de emergencia en las principales ciudades del centro del país, incluida la capital, debido a las continuas erupciones de gases y cenizas del volcán Turrialba, que han ocasionado la suspensión de varios vuelos internacionales.

15 Jan 2017 description
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Fuente: Prensa Latina

El ministro de Comunicación Mauricio Herrera reveló hoy aquí que en 2016 Costa Rica devolvió a Panamá mil 200 cubanos, detectados en territorio nacional en situación migratoria irregular.

En declaraciones exclusivas a Prensa Latina, Herrera precisó que las devoluciones tuvieron lugar luego del cierre de fronteras a migrantes irregulares y tras resolver la situación creada desde finales de 2015 a inicios de 2016 con la concentración de poco más de ocho mil personas de origen cubano.

15 Jan 2017 description
  • 118 incidentes se registraron en todo el país.

  • Zona del Caribe más afectada.

  • Alerta Verde en Caribe, zona Norte, Pacífico Norte y Valle Central sigue vigente.

San José, 13 de enero de 2017. En razón del empuje frío que azotó a nuestro país esta semana, la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE) contabilizó un total de 118 incidentes en todo el país, siendo los fuertes vientos la causa principal de afectación.

13 Jan 2017 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

12 Jan 2017 description

Heavy rainfall is expected to provide relief for southeastern Africa, but will increase the risk of flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

08 Jan 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

La constante actividad eruptiva del volcán Turrialba que afecta a pobladores del Valle Central y las cifras finales en varios rubros de 2016 destacaron en Costa Rica la semana que concluye hoy.
Desde el pasado 28 de diciembre, pero incrementada a partir de este lunes, las emanaciones de ceniza, gases y vapor de agua del coloso -ubicado en la vecina provincia de Cartago- hicieron que la Comisión Nacional de Emergencia decretara alerta amarilla para el Valle Central, donde reside el 60 por ciento de los 4,8 millones de ticos.

06 Jan 2017 description

San José, 05 de enero de 2017. Debido a las consideraciones de los organismos científicos técnicos acerca de los factores vulcanológicos y climáticos que imperan en este momento en los alrededores del volcán Turrialba, y a la permanencia de estos para los próximos días, se DECLARA el estado de ALERTA VERDE para el VALLE CENTRAL.

06 Jan 2017 description

Solo en limpieza y canalización de ríos, rehabilitación de caminos, extracción de materiales para re-lastreo, limpieza de derrumbes, deslizamientos y estabilización de taludes la CNE ha invertido ¢1.034.252.168,00.

El último informe de la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE), da cuenta que a la fecha se han invertido ¢2.955 millones para atender los efectos ocasionados por el huracán Otto en nuestro país.

06 Jan 2017 description

Insufficient rain received in many parts of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

05 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o 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:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Jan 2017 description
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This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.

04 Jan 2017 description

Ash from the volcano Turrialba falls on the Valley Central: As of January 3, 2017 the Turrialba volcano, in the city of Cartago, is emanating a small ash plume and gases that are not exceeding 500 meters. The volcanic material will affect at least nine communities of the Valle Central.) (OS: OVISICORI) (M: CRHOY)

30 Dec 2016 description

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.

30 Dec 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 15 December 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas

29 Dec 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:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin

29 Dec 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.