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26 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Perú, 25 de Marzo 2017
Fuente: Prensa Latina

Lima, 25 mar (PL) Cuba ofreció hoy a Perú el envío con celeridad de una brigada médica para brindar ayuda de emergencia a la población afectada por las torrenciales lluvias que devastan diversas regiones de este país, informó la embajada cubana.

24 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

A long continuous drought combined with heavy rainfall attributed to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change over the past two years brought difficult times for Cuba. In recent years, rainfall patterns during both the dry and rainy seasons have not reached normal historical values, which has caused a decrease in groundwater resources and the drying up of the rivers and dams on which the population depends on for its water supply.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ivet González

BARACOA, Cuba, Mar 23 2017 (IPS) - Clearings with fallen trees in the surrounding forests, houses still covered with tarpaulins and workers repairing the damage on the steep La Farola highway are lingering evidence of the impact of Hurricane Matthew four months ago, in the first city built by the Spanish conquistadors in Cuba.

23 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

Shelter kits delivered to Haiti

One hundred shelter kits have been shipped to Haiti, from Panama, on behalf of Shelterbox.

Each kit will provide to local population essential protection from the elements and a safe space in which families can start the process of creating a new home and a take back their everyday life.

20 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

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

  • WFP supports the strengthening of drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the use of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.

  • WFP continues strengthening the bean value-chain stakeholders through trainings, technical support and equipment.

  • An independent team is conducting an evaluation of WFP Cuba Country Programme.

19 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Tribuna

Panamá.- Las solicitudes de refugio en Panamá se dispararon en las últimas semanas debido a que muchos inmigrantes creen, erróneamente, que esa es una vía para obtener un estatus migratorio en el país, dijo hoy a Acan-Efe la directora de la oficina encargada de recibir esos pedidos, Yaribeth Calvo.

Normalmente la Oficina Nacional para la Atención de los Refugiados (ONPAR) estaba recibiendo “a diario entre 30 y 50” solicitudes de refugio, y “en estos días” han subido a “entre 80 a 100”, precisó este viernes Calvo.

17 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BARACOA, Cuba, 17 mar 2017 (IPS) - Claros en los montes circundantes con árboles caídos, casas todavía techadas con lonas y obreros que arreglan daños en el empinado viaducto La Farola atestiguan el embate hace cuatro meses del huracán Matthew en la primera villa establecida por los conquistadores españoles en Cuba.

17 Mar 2017 description

Germany - A new data briefing produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights a 27 percent increase in migrant deaths worldwide during 2016 compared to 2015. The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM increased significantly in many regions of the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

16 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

En encuentro con la prensa, el ingeniero Argelio Fernández Richelme, especialista principal de la dirección de Uso Racional del Agua, dio a conocer que de marzo del año anterior a la fecha ha habido un fortalecimiento de los procesos de sequía meteorológica en el territorio nacional.

Directivos del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH) llamaron la atención sobre la necesidad y urgencia de racionalizar el agua, cada día más cara y escasa.

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

16 Mar 2017 description

Resumen

  • Durante 2017 podrán tener nuevas viviendas unas 2,000 familias, de las más de 8,000 que perdieron totalmente sus casas por el impacto del huracán Matthew, indican reportes de la prensa local.

  • A la pérdida de los cafetos, se suma la destrucción de más de 150,000 posturas de café en los viveros que obligó a resembrarlas nuevamente para avanzar en la recuperación del principal cultivo de Maisí.

11 Mar 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. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

10 Mar 2017 description

Background On May 4, 2016, the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel A. González Sanz, was received by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States during a special meeting to address to situation of irregular migration flows in the region. As part of his remarks, the minister noted the recent phenomenon of irregular migration flows that have seen a significant uptick throughout the region.

02 Mar 2017 description

This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one of the following four thematic focus areas:

01 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Gracias a la ayuda solidaria de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela la comunidad más oriental de Cuba, arrasada en octubre pasado por el huracán Mathhew, exhibe hoy una imagen colorida y renovada.

Más de 200 viviendas y varios establecimientos estatales se han recuperado tras la implementación del proyecto Barrio Nuevo, Barrio Tricolor, que en cooperación con esa nación hermana se lleva a cabo en Punta de Maisí para mejorar condiciones de vida y la visualidad del reconstruido poblado.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 1 2017 (IPS) - When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on Aug. 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totaling more than a billion dollars.

The storm dumped 15 inches of rain on the mountainous island, caused floods and mudslides and set the country back 20 years, according Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The island was inadequately prepared for a storm such as Erika. Many roads and bridges were simply not robust enough to withstand such high volumes of water.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.