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23 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 8 September 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

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

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

18 Sep 2016 description

En respuesta a la creciente crisis migratoria, la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja (FICR) lanzó un llamamiento en enero de 2016 de emergencia por 642,202 francos suizos para alcanzar a 5,000 personas vulnerables en Costa Rica. Sin embargo, luego de un aumento en el flujo migratorio en el país vecino de Panamá, el llamamiento de emergencia fue ampliado en el mes de mayo de 2016 para incluir asistencia humanitaria a 1,350 personas vulnerables en Panamá.

17 Sep 2016 description
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In response to the burgeoning migration crisis, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal in for 642,202 Swiss francs (CHF) to reach 5,000 vulnerable people in Costa Rica in January 2016. However, following a surge in migration in neighbouring Panama, the emergency appeal was revised in May 2016 to include Panama, reach 1,350 additional beneficiaries and extended for six additional months to November 2016.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 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:

o None

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The national survey on food consumption to provide national authorities with key information on the food and nutrition security situation in Cuba is being conducted with WFP support.

  • Strengthening drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food and nutritional security in drought risk assessments is underway with WFP assistance.

  • WFP is promoting the strengthening of M&E institutional capacity at municipal level through trainings.

13 Sep 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 34 of 2016, a total of 27,839 cholera cases were reported in three countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,039), Ecuador (1), and Haiti (26,799). Haiti alone accounts for 96% of all cholera cases reported in the Region of the Americas up to EW 33 of 2016. Table 1 shows the number of cholera cases reported in selected countries between 2010 and 2016. Figure 1 illustrates the distribution of cumulative cases of cholera in Hispaniola.

09 Sep 2016 description
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Costa Rica, 08 de Septiembre 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

La cifra de migrantes haitianos, africanos y asiáticos que han ingresado a Costa Rica por la frontera con Panamá durante los últimos cinco meses supera los 9 mil, de acuerdo con datos de la Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME).

Costa Rica implementa desde el pasado abril en Paso Canoas, frontera con Panamá, un plan de control migratorio que les permite a estos migrantes regularizar su paso y estadía por el país, para evitar que caigan en redes de coyotaje durante su tránsito.

09 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 46 countries and territories have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.2 Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 25 August 2016, the British Virgin Islands have confirmed vectorborne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus (Figure 1).

North America

08 Sep 2016 description

Key Updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Malaysia, which previously reported Zika infections in 2014, has reported new mosquito-borne Zika virus infections in the past week

 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:

o None

03 Sep 2016 description

Key updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

British Virgin Islands and Singapore

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: None

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: None

01 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

More Countries Joining Ban Treaty

(Geneva, September 1, 2016) – Cluster munition attacks in Syria and Yemen are causing unacceptable civilian suffering and deserve a strong response, Human Rights Watch said today during the release of the Cluster Munition Monitor 2016 report.

31 Aug 2016 description

El operativo “flujo controlado” que mantiene el Gobierno Nacional en zonas fronterizas del país, ha logrado atender a 9 mil migrantes ilegales, quienes recibieron asistencia humanitaria, médica y respeto de sus derechos humanos.

30 Aug 2016 description

PERU

Education authorities have allocated 1,292,000 soles (around US$347,885) in response to 11 public schools in the province of Caylloma – Arequipa damaged by the 14 August earthquake. Authorities will purchase, transport and install 16 pre-fabricated classrooms, as a temporary solution.
Ministry of Education.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

About 1,779 people have been displaced due to flooding and 16 provinces are under alert. Rains are forecasted to continue.
National Emergency Centre.

PANAMA

30 Aug 2016 description

PERÚ

Autoridades de educación han destinado 1,292,000 soles (unos US$347,885) para la atención de 11 escuelas públicas de la provincia de Caylloma - Arequipa, que fueron afectadas por el sismo del 14 de agosto. Se trata de la compra, transporte e instalación de 16 aulas prefabricadas destinadas a las escuelas afectadas por el sismo.
Ministerio de Educación.

REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

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: