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23 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP finalised its emergency operation for the populations assisted by hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba, benefitting 182,000 people.

  • WFP is working with government counterparts to promote nutrition for vulnerable groups and support behavioral change and nutrition education in schools.

  • WFP supports the strengthening of agricultural value chains by organizing service fairs to bring together producers and service providers.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Desde que puso su empeño en el surco, hace más de 50 años, Lázaro González Moreno no se ha beneficiado de otro sistema de riego que no sea el de aniego, y aunque admite que su uso es preferible que jugársela a sembrar en secano, lamenta tanta pérdida de agua.

22 Aug 2017 description

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Caracterizado por una distribución espacial más uniforme, el régimen de lluvias tuvo un comportamiento favorable en julio al registrarse un promedio nacional de 147,9 milímetros, cifra equivalente al 110 % de la media histórica mensual.

Según los datos ofrecidos a Granma por el máster en Ciencias Argelio Omar Fernández, de la dirección de Uso Racional del Agua del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH), la región occidental resultó la más beneficiada al recibir 202,4 mm (119 % de lo esperado). En centro y oriente cayeron por ese orden 140,3 (102 %), y 109,4 (108 %).

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.

  • WFP is working with government counterparts to promote nutrition for vulnerable groups and support behavior change and nutrition education in schools.

  • WFP is adapting and testing a self-evaluation tool for cooperatives to assess and improve their management and contribute to national food security.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

KINGSTON, 11 ago 2017 (IPS) - La Oficina de Meteorología de Jamaica usa desde 2013 una herramienta de predicitibilidad climática para pronosticar sequías o lluvias por “debajo del promedio” en toda la isla como estrategia contra el cambio climático.

La herramienta le ha permitido a este país caribeño pronosticar de forma precisa varios períodos sin lluvias o de sequías, incluso el más destructivo de 2014, cuando se perdieron unos 1.000 millones de dólares en cultivos, que se pudrieron o se quemaron en incendios, causados por las excepcionales condiciones secas.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La puesta en funcionamiento de 11 centros de gestión de riesgo y más de 52 puntos de alerta temprana, integra la estrategia pinareña para mitigar el impacto de fenómenos como huracanes, muy frecuentes en esta región

PINAR DEL RÍO.–La puesta en funcionamiento de 11 centros de gestión de riesgo y más de 52 puntos de alerta temprana, integra la estrategia pinareña para mitigar el impacto de fenómenos como huracanes, muy frecuentes en esta región.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated one billion dollars in agricultural losses were incurred due to crop failures and wild fires caused by the exceptionally dry conditions.

04 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Un 43 por ciento del territorio cubano padeció de escasez de lluvia durante el primer semestre del año, informó en esta capital el Boletín de vigilancia del clima, del Instituto de Meteorología.

El siete por ciento de las áreas con sequía recibió la categoría de severa a extrema, el 15 de moderada y el 21 de débil, según especialistas de la institución en su publicación más reciente.

29 Jul 2017 description

TREASURE CHEST OF THE CARIBBEAN

The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago extends along the central northern coastline of Cuba for 465 kms, from Punta Hicacos in the west to Nuevitas Bay in the east.

These islands lie at the heart of the broader Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem, which includes a mosaic of sensitive marine environments (sandy beaches, seagrass beds, coral reefs and cays); mangrove swamps and forested dune systems; inshore lagoons and wetlands, and other coastal habitats of the adjacent Cuban mainland.

27 Jul 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

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,while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

21 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Pese a las lluvias, continúa déficit en la disponibilidad de agua superficial y subterránea. Presas a solo el 40 por ciento de la capacidad nacional de embalse

Está lloviendo, no como debiera, pero en lo que va de temporada húmeda o lluviosa (de mayo a octubre) la sequía meteorológica ha cedido. Sin embargo, la hidrológica, esa que indica y alerta sobre un déficit en la disponibilidad de agua superficial y subterránea, se mantiene.

21 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

A pesar de que en los primeros 19 días del mes de julio el comportamiento es favorable, durante el período húmedo ha continuado el déficit de lluvia en el país.

18 Jul 2017 description

The lack of good migration data has long been recognized as an obstacle to understanding migration and developing an evidence-base for policy [1]. GMDAC MigFacts bring together the available migration data on a variety of themes that are highly relevant to global policy-makers and processes, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

10 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.

09 Jul 2017 description

Pakistan and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the field of Disaster Management. The MOU was signed by Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Omar Mehmood Hayat and Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, Mr. Gabriel Tield Copote in a small ceremony here on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2017 description

In Serbia and FYR Macedonia, SOS Children’s Villages technology centres offer various learning opportunities