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29 Aug 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:

28 Aug 2016 description

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, cinco países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la Actualización Epidemiológica del 11 de agosto de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio confirmó la transmisión autóctona

28 Aug 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, 5 países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 29 de julio de 2016, las Bahamas, los Estados Unidos y las Islas Caimán han confirmado transmisión autóctona

28 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Nuevo Diario

Las autoridades panameñas brindaron en este año ayuda humanitaria a unos 9.000 migrantes irregulares, en su mayoría haitianos, de los cuales la mayor parte lograron salir del país hacia Estados Unidos, informaron este jueves fuentes oficiales.

"De los 9.000 migrantes, 2.400 están en territorio panameño, mientras que los otros han seguido el tránsito hacia Costa Rica con destino a Estados Unidos", afirmó el ministro de seguridad de Panamá, Alexis Bethancourt.

27 Aug 2016 description

Summary

Summary of changes made to the emergency plan of action: Revisions have been made to the emergency plan of action (EPoA) for this DREF operation. The Cuban Red Cross (CRC) continues to have difficulties accessing drinking water in the province of Santiago, and the risk is increasing because the levels in the dam and the tributaries continue to decrease. Moreover, the lack of safe water remains a concern for health authorities due to the hazards associated with sporadic availability.

25 Aug 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:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

23 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Cuba participated in a regional workshop aimed at exchanging experiences on the implementation of Purchase for Progress (P4P) activities.

  • WFP strengthens South-South cooperation initiatives in the region by organizing a field visit of Cuban Disaster Management and Response experts to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

  • WFP organized M&E trainings at provincial level to strengthen institutional capacities in reporting on the implementation of the country programme.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

18 Aug 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 forecast to increase from last year’s drought‑reduced level but remains below average
  • Cereal imports anticipated to increase in 2016/17 marketing year reflecting continuing tight domestic availability

Cereal production in 2016 forecast to increase from last year’s drought‑reduced level

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

11 Aug 2016 description

IN FOCUS & FOOD INSECURITY HOTSPOTS

  • Drought has left 23 million requiring food assistance in Southern Africa.

  • An outbreak of fighting in South Sudan has caused new displacements and food price increases in the capital Juba. The South Sudan IPC update for April 2016 estimated that 4.8 million people (40 percent of the population) would face severe food insecurity in the May–July 2016 lean season.

11 Aug 2016 description

La Commission Interaméricaine des Droits de l'Homme (CIDH) a exprimé ses inquiétudes face à la situation dans laquelle vivent environ 1300 migrant-e-s bloqué-e-s à Turbo, une localité colombienne limitrophe du Panama.

11 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Nación

Los migrantes que lleguen a Panamá por la frontera con Colombia serán atendidos por las autoridades locales y tendrán permiso para continuar hacia la frontera con Costa Rica, como parte de su ruta hacia Estados Unidos.

Así lo manifestó ayer el presidente panameño, Juan Carlos Varela.

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

09 Aug 2016 description

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Tuesday 8/9/2016 - 23:49 GMT

Panama promised Tuesday to help hundreds of migrants who have crossed its jungle border from Colombia to carry on toward the United States.

President Juan Carlos Varela said Panama would make an exception to its immigration restrictions for migrants who have recently crossed into Panama's Darien jungle.

09 Aug 2016 description

HURRICANE EARL BELIZE

Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.

GUATEMALA

09 Aug 2016 description
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HURACÁN EARL BELICE

Earl tocó tierra como huracán categoría 1 (jueves 4 de agosto). Las autoridades distribuyeron paquetes de alimentos y agua entre los afectados. Unas 2,500 personas se refugiaron en 94 albergues temporales de emergencia, de estos 164 continúan en albergues.

GUATEMALA

Earl afectó a 1,046 personas en los departamentos de Quiché y Petén. Se reportaron 162 viviendas con daños, además de la suspensión de clases en los departamentos afectados.

MÉXICO

09 Aug 2016 description

Washington, D.C. - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su profunda preocupación ante la situación de extrema vulnerabilidad en la que se encuentran cerca de 1.300 migrantes varados en el municipio de Turbo, cerca del Tapón del Darién, Colombia, cerca de la frontera con Panamá. Entre las personas migrantes se encuentran hombres y mujeres, algunas de ellas embarazadas, así como niños y niñas, incluyendo recién nacidos. La mayoría de estas personas provienen de Cuba, Haití, así como de países de África y Asia, y tienen como destino los Estados Unidos.