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29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

29 Sep 2016 description
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En Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) mantiene el nivel de alerta verde por posibles inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de rios arroyos y cañadas asi como deslizamientos de tierra para las siguientes provincias:

  1. Azua
  2. Peravia
  3. San Cristobal
  4. San José de Ocoa
  5. Pedernales
  6. Barahona
29 Sep 2016 description

Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW (GDACS, NOAA, ECHO, CDEMA, Local media)

  • On Wednesday September 28 2016, the tropical disturbance was upgraded to a Tropical Storm, which could turn into a Tropical Cyclone by Friday. Several Eastern Caribbean islands have been affected. A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect for Guadeloupe and Martinique, St. Lucia, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 de septiembre, 2016 — La FAO acogió con beneplácito la aprobación por el Congreso Nacional de Honduras la semana pasada de la Ley de Alimentación Escolar y consideró que se trata de una muestra más de la importancia que dan los países de América Latina a la lucha contra el hambre.

La normativa garantizará que todos los niños de los centros educativos públicos del país tengan acceso a alimentos sanos, inocuos y nutritivos.

28 Sep 2016 description

It is often people’s immediate community that provides the first, last and perhaps best tactical response for many people affected by or under threat of displacement. In the 23 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world – including authors who are themselves displaced – explore the capacity of communities to organise themselves before, during and after displacement in ways that help protect the community.

FMR 53 also includes eight ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

24 Sep 2016 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 23 sept. 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Une coalition d’organisations haïtiennes de droits humains critique « les conditions dégradantes et inhumaines » des migrantes et migrants haïtiens en République Dominicaine, à l’occasion du 3e anniversaire de l’arrêt TC 168-13 de la cour constitutionnelle dominicaine, ce 23 septembre 2016.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

23 Sep 2016 description

Des mesures palliatives ont été prises par l’Etat Dominicain pour amoindrir les conséquences désastreuses de l’Arrêt 168-13, publié le 23 septembre 2013. Aujourd’hui, la Junte Centrale Electorale (JCE) ne cesse de donner des chiffres pour clamer sur la scène internationale sa volonté de résoudre le problème de dénationalisation et de violation des droits des migrant-e-s.

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

16 Sep 2016 description

Abnormal dryness within East Africa and elevated river levels along the Niger River in Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A prolonged period of heavy rainfall has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Nigeria and Niger. As the river slowly drains, stream flow should remain high through early September.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

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

  • In August, President Danilo Medina began his second term in office (2016-2020).

  • The first rice fortification event for Latin America and the Caribbean was held in the Dominican Republic, organized by WFP and hosted by the Vice presidency of the Dominican Republic.

  • WFP presented the ICA (Integrated Context Analysis) to government officials and institutions belonging to the National Emergency Commission and Academia.

Operational Updates

14 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

13 septembre 2016 – A l'ouverture de la 33e session du Conseil des droits de l'homme mardi à Genève, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, a exprimé sa préoccupation face au refus d'un nombre croissant d'États membres d'accorder au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'Homme (HCDH) ou aux mécanismes des droits de l'homme, l'accès aux pays ou aux régions spécifiques qu'ils demandent.

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.