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22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

14 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP approved an action plan to carry out food security and nutrition training for education specialists in the six target provinces.

  • WFP set up a national capacity development team to support its training programme for selected stakeholders of the bean value chain.

  • WFP is supporting the government to adapt the 72-hours Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) methodology to the Cuban context, as well as to strengthen its drought early warning system.

12 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Asylum seekers were among those judges ruled to have deported

José Miguel Vivanco
Executive Director, Americas Division

Ecuador’s National Police and immigration officials detained 149 Cubans last Wednesday. The Cubans had been sleeping in tents in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, to protest their inability to obtain a special humanitarian visa from Mexico that would allow them to travel to the US border, and from there seek asylum in the United States. The police were attempting to disperse the protest.

12 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

José Miguel Vivanco
Executive Director, Americas Division

La Policía Nacional del Ecuador y funcionarios de Servicio de Migración detuvieron a 149 cubanos el miércoles pasado. Los cubanos se encontraban durmiendo en un campamento en la ciudad de Quito, protestando para conseguir que autoridades mexicanas les otorgaran una visa humanitaria para llegar a Estados Unidos, donde podrían solicitar asilo. Los funcionarios procuraron dispersar la protesta.

08 Jul 2016 description

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported Zika cases by sexual transmission (Argentina, Canada, Chile, Peru, and the United States of America). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 30 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

07 Jul 2016 description

LA HABANA. –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y el Gobierno de Cuba realizaron el pasado 28 de junio un intercambio sobre mecanismos para focalizar la asistencia alimentaria de los programas de protección social hacia las personas más vulnerables.

07 Jul 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Thousands from Cuba and Haiti, as well as Africa and Asia, seeking to reach US are stranded on Colombia-Panama border.

Turbo, Colombia - Thousands of refugees and migrants from Cuba, Haiti and as far away as Africa and Asia are stranded on the Colombia-Panama border, where they are seeking an overland route to the United States and the possibility of a better life.

06 Jul 2016 description
report Redhum

Cuba, 06 de Julio 2016
Fuente: Radio La Primerísima

La Habana, 6 jul (PL) La introducción de nuevas tecnologías y la aplicación de avances logrados en centros de investigación y universidades son estrategias adoptadas hoy en Cuba para mitigar los efectos del cambio climático en la agricultura.

De acuerdo con el ministro del ramo, Gustavo Rodríguez, la incidencia del cambio climático sobre los cultivos agrícolas obliga a cambiar los métodos de trabajo, lo cual es una tarea priorizada para cumplir los planes.

05 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 5 jul (ACN) Acciones desarrolladas en Cuba para mitigar los efectos de la sequía permitieron recuperar, durante el año 2015, más de 150 millones de metros cúbicos de agua, informó hoy Inés María Chapman, presidenta del Instituto Nacional del Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH).

Ante los diputados de la Comisión de Industria, Construcción y Energía del Parlamento, la también miembro del Consejo de Estado detalló las operaciones ejecutadas a corto y mediano plazos por el organismo para disminuir el impacto de ese fenómeno, que azota al país desde hace dos años.

05 Jul 2016 description
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DESTACADOS:

  • TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El Gobierno ha evaluado unas 218,857 edificaciones en las provincias de Esmeraldas y Manabí, de estas 13,506 están afectadas y 3,270 destruidas.

  • INUNDACIONES EN GUATEMALA: Fuertes lluvias en el departamento de Izabal (1 de julio) provocaron el desborde del río Sumach que afectó a 300 personas. 50 viviendas se reportan con daños.

02 Jul 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vectorial transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 23 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION OVERVIEW

ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.

Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

24 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • In May, capacity delopment activities to strengthen the bean value chain by linking it to food-based safety nets took place in the provinces of Granma and Holguin.

  • WFP launched the national survey on food consumption to inform the Government on the food and nutrition security situation in Cuba.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Ivet González

HOLGUÍN, Cuba, 22 jun 2016 (IPS) - Cinco modernas y llamativas máquinas riegan las 138 hectáreas de la finca estatal La Yuraguana, en la provincia nororiental de Holguín, la tercera más importante de Cuba. Pero “a veces ni pueden encenderse por el bajo volumen de agua”, explicó su administrador, Edilberto Pupo.