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07 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

El Gobierno colombiano deportó hoy un primer grupo de cubanos que permanecían hacinados en la localidad de Turbo, en el noroeste del país, del que hacen parte 14 personas que salieron rumbo a la isla en un avión de la Fuerza Aérea.“Los 14 ciudadanos cubanos encontrados en permanencia irregular en hoteles del municipio de Turbo fueron deportados a su país de origen”, confirmó el director general de Migración Colombia, Christian Krüger Sarmiento.

06 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Panamá, 05 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: Diario La Prensa

A este grupo se les toman sus huellas dactilares y se le revisan todos sus documentos; a los que no tienen se les reconstruyen sus datos.

Al menos 800 migrantes se encuentran varados en la provincia de Darién, informó este viernes 5 de agosto de 2016 el presidente de la República, Juan Carlos Varela, quien se dirigió a esta zona del país.

Esta crisis migratoria se da a pesar del bloqueo de la frontera con Colombia que había ordenado el Gobierno de Varela en mayo pasado.

05 Aug 2016 description

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Friday 8/5/2016 - 19:58 GMT | 240 words

Around 800 US-bound migrants, most of them from Haiti, Africa, Asia and Cuba, are currently in dense jungle on the Panama-Colombia border, Panama's president said Friday, describing it as "another migration crisis."

The migrants are in the Darien Gap, a swampy forested area teeming with snakes that lies across the border, Juan Carlos Varela told reporters before heading to the region.

No roads cross the southern border, and passage by foot is dangerous and uncertain.

04 Aug 2016 description

As of 3 August 2016, 68 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (65 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 51 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

29 Jul 2016 description

Summary

The mass mobilization of migrants began in November 2015 with the closing of the Nicaraguan border, resulting in huge crowds building up on the Costa Rican and Panama side. Panama detected the illegal entry of many Cuban nationals, leading to a first intervention in the province of Colon and the provision of primary care to approximately 1,000 migrants travelling by sea. Once these migrants had been assisted, they were sent to Panama so that they could continue their journey to the Paso Canoas border crossing.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

27 Jul 2016 description
report AlterPresse

Par Woodly Edson Louidor

Bogotá (Colombie), 27 juillet 2016 [AlterPresse] --- L’« état d’urgence publique » est en vigueur depuis deux jours dans la localité colombienne de Turbo, face à la crise humanitaire à laquelle font face environ 4 mille migrants, majoritairement cubains et haïtiens, bloqués à la frontière avec le Panama, apprend AlterPresse.

Le maire de cette zone reculée du pays sud-américain, Alejandro Abuchar González, a pris cette mesure le lundi 25 juillet dernier, lorsque la situation des migrants s’est révélée très critique.

26 Jul 2016 description

Gracias a la invitación del Gobierno de Costa Rica, representado por el Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN-MINAE) y con el apoyo del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC-USAID), el Programa Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional para Centroamérica (PRESANCA II) y el Programa Mesoamericano de Cooperación (PMC- Gobierno de México), los días 11 y 12 de julio de 2016, se celebró en la Ciudad de San José Costa Rica, el L Foro del Clima de América Central y V Foro Mesoamericano del Clima.

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.