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24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, June 22, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—The long-term outlook for the Americas resulting from the Zika virus outbreak is uncertain and the number of people affected is difficult to gauge, but the Pan American Health Organization is responding with a strong, four-tiered strategy to support its countries, according to Dr. Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO's incident manager for Zika.

21 Jun 2016 description

The Caribbean must prepare for increased drought due to climate change

Agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to the seasonal nature of drought.

21st of June 2016, Barbados – Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other climate related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, FAO said today.

21 Jun 2016 description
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P-au-P, 21 juin 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Le Service jésuite pour la migration (Sjm) en Haïti appelle au respect des droits des personnes rapatriées et réfugiées, lors d’une conférence de presse donnée à l’occasion de la journée mondiale des rapatriés et réfugiés, célébrée le 20 juin, et à laquelle a assistée l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

20 Jun 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | lundi 20/06/2016 - 21:16 GMT

Plus de 130.000 Haïtiens qui avaient obtenu une carte de séjour d'un an en République dominicaine risquent l'expulsion vers leur pays d'origine par manque de moyens pour la renouveler, dénoncent les organisations d'aide aux migrants.

En un an, de juin 2015 à mai 2016, 106.000 Haïtiens ont déjà été expulsés ou ont quitté la République dominicaine.

18 Jun 2016 description

Ce 18 juin 2016 ramène le 16ème anniversaire du «Massacre de Guayubin» au cours duquel 6 ressortissants haïtiens et 1 Dominicain avaient été tués et plusieurs autres personnes blessées après que des militaires dominicains eurent ouvert le feu sur le véhicule qui les transportait. Certains des survivants ont été rapatriés de manière collective et arbitraire du territoire dominicain.

17 Jun 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 39 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de enfermedad por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 9 de junio de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio ha confirmado transmisión autóctona.

17 Jun 2016 description

Plus de 130,000 immigrants haïtiens bénéficiaires du Plan national de régularisation des étrangers (PNRE) sont en passe d’être expulsés de la République Dominicaine. Car, le permis temporaire d’une année donnant droit aux ressortissants haïtiens de s’établir en territoire voisin arrive à expiration à partir du 18 juillet 2016, a appris le GARR.

17 Jun 2016 description
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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

16 Jun 2016 description

 The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

16 Jun 2016 description

Haïti/République dominicaine. Des milliers de personnes dans une situation incertaine à la suite d’expulsions inconsidérées

La République dominicaine a expulsé illégalement vers Haïti plusieurs centaines de Dominicains, qui se sont retrouvés pris dans une vague de retours et de rapatriements de plus de 100 000 personnes ces derniers mois, écrit Amnesty International dans un nouveau rapport, un an après la levée le 18 juin 2015 du moratoire qu’avait imposé le pays sur les expulsions.

16 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus - Incidence and trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 9 June 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

15 Jun 2016 description

Gobierno aprobó la nueva Ley de soberanía y seguridad alimentaria y nutricional.

15 de junio de 2016, Santiago de Chile.- La aprobación por la Cámara de Diputados de República Dominicana de la nueva Ley de Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional es un paso fundamental hacia la erradicación del hambre y la malnutrición en dicho país, señaló hoy la FAO.

La ley fue declarada de urgencia y aprobada el 8 de junio, creando el Sistema Nacional para la Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional.