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24 Mar 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

Overall, reporting of Zika virus cases in the Region of the Americas is still showing a downward trend which is also observed with the other arbovirus circulating in the Region as shown in Colombia, El Salvador, and Honduras (Figure 1). This trend could change due to delays in reporting when retrospective data is received.

23 Mar 2016 description

Seis cosas que debes saber para entender la situación alimentaria y nutricional en Cuba. Por favor, ayuda al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) a tomar conciencia compartiendo estos datos en Twitter.

  1. Durante los últimos 50 años, los programas integrales de protección social del país se han enfocado principalmente en garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición como una prioridad clave.

  2. Cuba es uno de los países más exitosos en el alcance de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM)

23 Mar 2016 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES - PARAGUAY: La Crecida del Río Paraguay, que empezó en diciembre de 2015, debido a las intensas lluvias que afectaron a América del Sur, continua y mantiene actualmente a más de 116,000 personas desplazadas en el país. Las autoridades esperan que la cifra aumente a 210,000 ya que el río sigue creciendo

  • VIOLENCIA: El número de homicidios en El Salvador se duplicó en 2016, respecto al mismo periodo de 2015. En los primeros meses del año ya van 1,715 asesinatos en el país.

22 Mar 2016 description

América Latina posee una enorme riqueza de recursos forestales e hídricos que debe proteger para erradicar el hambre y lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible

19 Mar 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Saturday 3/19/2016 - 01:20 GMT

Cubans rescued at sea off Florida say nine others died trying to reach the United States in a makeshift boat, the Coast Guard said Friday.

The 18 survivors, plucked from the waters west of Marco Island by a cruise ship, claimed they left Cuba 22 days ago and that their colleagues perished at sea during the dangerous crossing of the Florida Straits, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

18 Mar 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • 6.8 millones de personas han sido afectadas por emergencias durante enero y febrero de 2016. La sequía continúa siendo la principal causa.

  • John Ging, Director de Operaciones de OCHA comparte su visión sobre algunas de las más graves situaciones humanitarias que ocurren en América Latina y el Caribe.

  • Naciones Unidas y sus socios humanitarios busca reunir US$101 millones para asistir a casi 1 millón de personas afectadas por sequía en Guatemala y Honduras.

18 Mar 2016 description
report Shelter Cluster

Introduction

Since November 2015, border closure in Costa Rica and Nicaragua has disrupted the migration of Cubans from Ecuador by land through Central America to the Mexican-US border. This has added to the vulnerability of many migrants who as a result have become trapped particularly in the border areas of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. This has led to the establishment of currently 6 collective centres to house Cubans in Panama and 36 in Costa Rica until a political solution can be negotiated to facilitate their onward journey.

17 Mar 2016 description

SUMMARY

 From 1 January 2007 to 16 March 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 59 countries and territories. Cuba and Dominica are the latest to report autochthonous (local) transmission of Zika virus on 14 and 15 March, respectively. Five of these countries and territories reported a Zika virus outbreak that is now over. Three countries (France, Italy and United States of America) have reported locally acquired infection in the absence of any known mosquito vectors, probably through sexual transmission.

17 Mar 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) – Incidence and Trends

Available data reported suggests a downward trend in reporting of Zika virus cases in the Region of the Americas (Figure 1). However, some countries and territories (Dominican Republic, French overseas collectivities in the Americas, Haiti, and Venezuela) are experiencing an increase in Zika virus reports. Due to delays in reporting and further geographic spread of Zika virus to areas that have the vector-mosquito capable of transmission, the epidemiological curve is subject to change.

16 Mar 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

FUENTE: GRANMA 16 MARZO 2016

Ministerio de Salud Pública

Una nota del Ministerio de Salud Pública informa sobre el diagnóstico del primer caso de transmisión autóctona de virus de Zika en nuestro país. Se trata de una mujer de 21 años de edad, residente en el municipio Centro Habana, provincia La Habana, sin antecedentes de haber estado en el exterior, por lo que se le realizaron las investigaciones epidemiológicas correspondientes.

15 Mar 2016 description

San José, Costa Rica | AFP | Tuesday 3/15/2016 - 19:06 GMT

The last of nearly 8,000 Cuban migrants stranded for months in Costa Rica flew to Mexico Tuesday to continue their journey to the United States, the government said.

The transfer of the 91 remaining Cubans to the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo was carried out with help from international organizations that stepped in to help pay their air fare.

15 Mar 2016 description

 Durante cuatro meses de operativo, la CNE atendió a más de 5500 cubanos en 44 albergues temporales

 Presidente de la CNE agradeció el apoyo de decenas de comunidades que tendieron su mano

 15 municipios facilitaron sus instalaciones de forma solidaria para albergar a los cubanos

Lunes 14 de marzo del 2016. Este martes sale del país rumbo a México, el último grupo de 80 cubanos que no contaban con suficientes recursos económicos y que gracias a la solidaridad de organizaciones internacionales hacen realidad su sueño.

13 Mar 2016 description
report Redhum

Costa Rica, 13 de Marzo 2016
Fuente: Terra actualidad

El gobierno de Costa Rica y la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (Acnur) firmaron hoy un memorando que pretende facilitar el acceso de los refugiados a los programas estatales sociales y económicos, informaron hoy ambas partes en un comunicado.

10 Mar 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

  • In 2015, a total of 36,654 cholera cases have been recorded from three countries in the Americas: Cuba (65), Haiti (36,045) and the Dominican Republic (544). Haiti alone registered 98% of the total cases in the Region of the Americas.

  • In Cuba, as of epidemiological week (EW) 7 of 2016, no new cholera cases have been reported.

  • In the Dominican Republic in 2016, as of EW 7, there were 68 suspected cholera cases reported and no deaths.

04 Mar 2016 description

Countries globally continue to experience the effects of El Niño, which include below average precipitation during the rainy season, more intense cyclones in the northwestern Pacific and potentially more frequent cyclones in the south Pacific over the coming weeks. Droughts in southern and eastern Africa and the Latin America and Caribbean region contribute to a declining food security, nutrition and health situation.