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02 Dec 2016 description

According to the Emergency Operations center (EOC) 10 provinces are still under an alert: 6 under a yellow alert and 4 under a green alert. Also, the amount of displaced people has decreased from 11,000 to 8,275 yesterday and the isolated communities have been reduced from 69 to 16 due to the decrease in the rainfall during the last 48 hours. However, for today a light increase in rainfall is expected due to the approach of a trough, the National Meteorology Office (ONAMET) reported, followed by a frontal system that will affect the country during the weekend.

02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 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 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

01 Dec 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Dec 2016 description

La costa meridional de la República Dominicana es una región muy poblada, con varias ciudades importantes, entre ellas Santo Domingo, su capital. En esa costa meridional se desarrollan importantes actividades, como el turismo, la industria y se localizan infraestructuras clave como puertos comerciales o plantas energéticas, entre otras. Según los registros históricos, esta zona ha sido afectada por grandes terremotos acompañados de tsunamis, como el de Azua en 1751 y, recientemente, el de Pedernales en 2010, pero sus fuentes no ha sido definidas de forma precisa.

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

01 Dec 2016 description

Destacados

  • Se mantienen (6) provincias en Alerta Amarilla y (4) en Alerta Verde, debido a la incidencia del sistema frontal.

  • En algunas provincias las personas continúan retornado a sus hogares para iniciar labores de limpieza.

  • Los operadores de frágiles y pequeñas embarcaciones en la costa Atlántica deben permanecer en puerto, mientras que en la Bahía de Samaná deben navegar dentro de la misma sin aventurarse fuera, por viento y olas anormales.

Situación

01 Dec 2016 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.

01 Dec 2016 description
  • Two provinces are in red alert (Monte Cristi and Duarte). While assessments are currently ongoing, distribution of drinking water in affected communities is being carried out. Close to 20 000 people are displaced, 4 000 houses are damaged and 69 communities are isolated.
01 Dec 2016 description

SITUATION

  • Severe weather events, including heavy rain, strong winds and tropical cyclones, have been affecting many countries of The Caribbean over the past two months causing casualties and damage. In particular most affected have been the countries of Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Barbados,St. Lucia, Dominica, Colombia and Panama.

Dominican Republic

29 Nov 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,459,751 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Dominican Red Cross (DRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 25,000 people (5,000 families) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), livelihoods, nutrition and food security; shelter including household non-food items; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.

29 Nov 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 43 of 2016, a total of 35,755 cholera cases were reported in four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,097), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (34,656), and Mexico (1). Of the total cases, 97% were reported in Haiti. Table 1 shows the number of cholera cases reported in selected countries between 2010 and 2016.

In Haiti, a total of 34,656 suspected cholera cases, including 339 related deaths (case fatality rate: 1%), were reported from EW 1 to EW 43 of 2016.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Il s’agit de victimes de déportations arbitraires menées par la République dominicaine

29 Nov 2016 description

Destacados

  • Se mantienen 2 provincias en Alerta Roja, además, 4 provincias en Alerta Amarilla y 4 en Alerta Verde, debido a la incidencia del sistema frontal.

  • En algunas provincias las personas continúan retornado a sus hogares para iniciar labores de limpieza.

29 Nov 2016 description

Destacados

  • Se mantienen 5 provincias en Alerta Roja, además, 3 provincias en Alerta Amarilla y 8 en Alerta Verde, debido a la incidencia del sistema frontal.

  • En algunas provincias las personas han retornado a sus hogares para iniciar labores de limpieza.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Victims of Dominican Republic’s Arbitrary Deportations

28 Nov 2016 description

Destacados

  • Se mantienen 5 provincias en Alerta Roja, además, 3 provincias en Alerta Amarilla y 8 en Alerta Verde, debido a la incidencia del sistema frontal.

  • En algunas provincias las personas han retornado a sus hogares para iniciar labores de limpieza.

28 Nov 2016 description

Destacados

 Se mantienen 2 provincias en Alerta Roja, además, 2 provincias en Alerta Amarilla y 9 en Alerta Verde, debido a la incidencia del sistema frontal.

  • En algunas provincias las personas han retornado a sus hogares para iniciar labores de limpieza.

28 Nov 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Diario Libre

Decenas de familias residentes en diferentes sectores locales y que fueron afectadas por las recientes inundaciones, recibieron este sábado por parte de varias entidades oficiales, ayudas de enseres domésticos y alimentos cocidos.

Francisco Arias, sub-director nacional de la Defensa Civil con asiento aquí, informó que los operativos de ayudas del Plan Social de la Presidencia, Comedores Económicos y el Instituto nacional de la Vivienda (INVI) los encabezó la gobernadora provincial Aura Toribio.

28 Nov 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Diario Libre

La cantidad de comunidades aisladas por efecto de las inundaciones que han provocado los aguaceros, subió este viernes a 82, informó el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE), que mantiene en alerta a 13 provincias, cuatro de ellas en roja.