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31 Jan 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

In Cuba, at the beginning of January 2015, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Canada reported a case of cholera with h i story of travel to Cuba. Health authorities in Cuba are conducting an epidemiological investigation to determine the source of infection and implementing appropriate public health action. No additional cases have been reported in the country.

30 Jan 2015 description

SANTO DOMINGO – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) presentó al Gobierno de la República Dominicana su Plan de Acción para 2015 con el objetivo de seguir potenciando el impacto social y la lucha contra la pobreza y la inseguridad alimentaria.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Amnesty

Thousands of individuals of foreign descent remain stateless in the Dominican Republic in spite of a law facilitating restoration of the Dominican nationality for some, and providing access to a naturalization scheme for others.

30 Jan 2015 description

Additional rainfall expected in flood-affected parts of southeastern Africa, dryness continues in Angola

29 Jan 2015 description

Des militaires dominicains ont procédé dans la soirée du 27 janvier 2015 au rapatriement de 50 personnes à la frontière de Belladère/Elias Piña. Parmi ces personnes rapatriées, on enregistre 28 enfants, 14 femmes et 8 hommes. Les enfants étaient accompagnés de leur institutrice, Isabella Pomares, 74 ans, une sœur catholique d’origine espagnole.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Amnesty

On 27 January, 51 people, including 30 Dominican-born children, some of their mothers and 14 other adults were deported without due process to Haiti from the Dominican Republic. More mass deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants are feared.

24 Jan 2015 description

Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

23 Jan 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 21 janv. 2015 [AlterPresse] --- L’Action civique dessalinienne (Acdessa) et la United Haitian association of the USA lancent un cri d’alarme autour du sort des boat people, des migrantes et des migrants haïtiens de la République Dominicaine et des Iles des Caraïbes, lors d’une conférence de presse, le mercredi 21 janvier 2015, à laquelle a assisté l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

22 Jan 2015 description

Mensajes principales

  • En noviembre la inflación alimentaria en América Latina y el Caribe fue de 1%, levemente superior a la tasa de 0,9% registrada en el mes previo. Con lo anterior, se compensa en parte la desaceleración registrada en el mes de octubre y la ubica en un nivel similar al registrado en mayo del presente año.

21 Jan 2015 description

In 2012, the governments of Haiti and Dominican Republic with support from the UN, the Red Cross Movement and NGOs, created the Coalition for the Elimination of Cholera on the island of Hispaniola. The aim of this initiative is to mobilise resources for well-coordinated efforts aimed at the elimination of cholera from the island.

20 Jan 2015 description

Le marché frontalier dominicain de Pedernales a fonctionné timidement, le 19 janvier 2015. Un mouvement de protestation qui a débuté, le 16 janvier 2015, dans la commune frontalière d’Anse-à-Pitre, a été à l’origine de ce ralentissement. Des commerçants-es ont organisé une manifestation pour réclamer le départ des agents exécutifs de la mairie de la zone.

17 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

Las cifras hablan por sí solas: en América Central 8 millones de personas no tienen acceso al agua potable. Y 12 millones de personas no cuentan con instalaciones e infraestructura para disponer de las heces de manera segura. Es decir, no tienen un saneamiento adecuado.

¿Lo más complejo de todo? La mayoría de ellas vive en comunidades rurales.

16 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding in southeastern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

09 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall expected to continue in southeastern Africa

  1. Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

08 Jan 2015 description

For 22-year-old Claribel, making ends meet is a challenge. She and her family live in a remote, marginalized community in the Dominican Republic with little access to health services and clean water – conditions which place Claribel’s family at risk for contracting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as intestinal worms. Claribel’s three children, Altagracia (6), Wardin (3) and Nismael (2), eat arroz con habichuelas (rice and beans) for nearly every meal, and they rarely have access to essential protein and vegetables.

03 Jan 2015 description

Une situation de tension a régné dans la matinée du vendredi 2 janvier 2015 à la frontière d’Anse-à-Pitre/Pedernales. Des tirs nourris ont été entendus du côté dominicain, des jets de pierres et des tessons de bouteilles ont été aussi lancés dans les deux directions, a appris le GARR.

A l’origine, des garde-côtes dominicains ont franchi la ligne maritime frontalière haïtienne pour procéder à l’arrestation, sans aucun motif, de 7 pêcheurs haïtiens, le jeudi 1er janvier 2015. Ils ont dans le même temps confisqué les embarcations de pêche des Haïtiens.

01 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall to continue in eastern parts of southern Africa

1.- Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.