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15 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Cuba

Baracoa, el municipio donde más llueve en Cuba, jamás había sufrido precipitaciones tan intensas

Autor: Jorge Luis Merencio Cautín | internet@granma.cu

BARACOA, Guantánamo.—La inundación de 749 viviendas, de las cuales cuatro fueron destruidas totalmente y nueve de ma­nera parcial, se enumeran entre las afectaciones provocadas por las intensas lluvias de los últimos días en Baracoa, donde se registraron acumulados de más de 500 milímetros.

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.

10 Dec 2014 description
Reshumen ejecutivo

América Latina y el Caribe está muy cerca de lograr la meta de la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación

La región ha avanzado un 92% hacia la meta de reducir a la mitad el número total de personas que sufre hambre, mientras que a nivel global sólo se ha avanzado 41%

10 Dec 2014 description
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Latin America and the Caribbean need final push to achieve World Food Summit Goal

Region has advanced 92 percent towards goal of halving the total number of people suffering from hunger

10 December 10 2014, Santiago, Chile - Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to FAO's regional flagship report, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2014, released today.

04 Dec 2014 description

LA HABANA – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) celebra del 3 al 5 de diciembre el Taller Regional para la Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres en el Caribe con el fin de identificar posibles áreas de cooperación en materia de reducción del riesgo de desastres entre Cuba, Haití y la República Dominicana.

03 Dec 2014 description

Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

Cuba, no se han confirmado nuevos casos desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 38 del 2014.

03 Dec 2014 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

In Cuba, no new cases have been confirmed since epidemiological week (EW) 38 of 2014.

In the Dominican Republic, at the end of November of 2014 (EW 48) there were 112 suspected cholera cases identified, including two deaths, in the province of San Juan and 8 suspected cases in the province of Azua. Previously, no cholera cases had been registered in either province during 2014. Samples were taken and laboratory results are pending.

01 Dec 2014 description

Cartagena +30
Thousands flee violence in Latin America

In December 2014, Latin America and the Caribbean will stake out a new course for the protection of the region’s displaced populations during the next decade. New displacement drivers require new regional measures.

21 Nov 2014 description

The global breeding programme for taro (Colocasia esculenta) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is gathering pace. The International Network for Edible Aroids (INEA) is part of the five-year project Adapting clonally propagated crops to climatic and commercial changes funded by the European Union (EU).

07 Nov 2014 description

Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

02 Nov 2014 description
report Voice of America

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf inaugurated Friday the first of 17 new Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Congotown, not far from the capital, Monrovia. The U.S.-financed ETUs were constructed by the military. During her speech at the unveiling, Sirleaf thanked international donors for their strong response to the worst ever outbreak of Ebola the world has seen.

26 Oct 2014 description
report Government of Cuba

Con el 56 % de las afectaciones resueltas, la mayor tensión se centra en la ejecución de viviendas

Autor: Eduardo Palomares Calderón | palomares@granma.cu

Santiago de Cuba.—A dos años del paso del huracán Sandy, tras haberse solucionado el 56 % de las afectaciones registradas, la recuperación de Santiago de Cuba se adentra en su etapa más compleja, mediante una estrategia que asegura el avance sistemático en todos los sectores y la atención hasta el último de los damnificados.

23 Oct 2014 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:36 GMT

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) doit rendre publics jeudi les travaux des plus grands experts sur la maladie Ebola, réunis cette semaine en conférence virtuelle, alors que le seuil des 10.000 cas est presque atteint.

Sur les 9.936 cas d'Ebola enregistrés par l'OMS, un chiffre que l'organisation estime être inférieur à la réalité, il y a eu 4.877 décès, essentiellement dans 3 pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest (Liberia, Sierra Leone et Guinée), d'après un bilan arrêté au 19 octobre.

22 Oct 2014 description

10/22/2014 - 20:17 GMT

by Rod Mac Johnson

Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".

The latest contingent of 83 reinforcements sent by Havana brought the total number of Cuban health workers in west Africa to at least 248, after 165 medical professionals were already sent to Sierra Leone last month.

22 Oct 2014 description

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Wednesday 10/22/2014 - 01:35 GMT

by Alexandre GROSBOIS / Francisco JARA

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States.

Despite its small population and strapped economy, Cuba has sent 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone, a larger contingent than most Western countries.

21 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and more than 32,000 affected; and have also caused damage in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, among other countries.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical depression Trudy left six people dead, more than 4,000 people in shelters and 5,000 houses damaged in Guerrero, Mexico.

  • EBOLA: An extraordinary summit of the ALBA member countries met in Havana to coordinate joint measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

21 Oct 2014 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: En Nicaragua se reportan 22 personas fallecidas y más de 32,000 afectadas como consecuencia de las lluvias que azotan la región y que han ocasionado daños también en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, entre otros países.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La depresión tropical Trudy ha dejado a su paso por Guerrero, México, seis muertos, más de 4,000 personas albergadas y 5,000 viviendas con daños.

21 Oct 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 October 2014 – Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.

20 Oct 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 de octubre, 2014 — El Secretario General de la ONU dio la bienvenida a una Cumbre extraordinaria de los países de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) para definir la contribución conjunta de sus miembros a la solución de la crisis sanitaria provocada por el brote de ébola en África occidental.

En un mensaje leído en la reunión en La Habana por el Enviado Especial de la ONU para el Ébola, David Nabarro, Ban Ki-moon reiteró que el virus en un problema mundial que requiere una respuesta masiva e inmediata.