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26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 06:17 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

22 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY
 The decline in confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has halted over the last three weeks. To accelerate the decline towards zero cases will require stronger community engagement, improved contact tracing and earlier case identification. In the week to 19 April, a total of 33 confirmed cases was reported, compared with 37 and 30 in the preceding weeks.

15 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY

 A total of 37 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week. Case incidence in Guinea increased to 28, compared with 21 confirmed cases the previous week. Sierra Leone reported 9 confirmed cases, the same total as in the previous week. Liberia reported no confirmed cases.

15 Apr 2015 description

Developments since the ninth update

As of 5 April 2015, WHO has reported 25 550 cases, including 10 587 deaths, linked to the West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) with onset in December 2013. Altogether, nine countries have reported EVD cases.

10 Apr 2015 description

Madrid, 31 de marzo de 2015 – La semana pasada, el Parlamento español aprobó una ley que permite la expulsión inmediata de los migrantes irregulares en los enclaves españoles de Ceuta y Melilla, en el norte de África. El Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados (SJR) y el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM) de España están profundamente preocupados porque la ausencia de garantías facilitará la 'devolución en caliente" de personas necesitadas de protección.

08 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • A total of 30 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 5 April. This is the lowest weekly total since the third week of May 2014. Case incidence in Guinea decreased to 21, compared with 57 confirmed cases the previous week. Liberia reported no confirmed cases. Sierra Leone reported a fifth consecutive weekly decrease from 25 confirmed cases in the week to 29 March to 9 in the week to 5 April.

07 Apr 2015 description

El pasado 26 de marzo se llevó a cabo en la Oficina Técnica de Cooperación (OTC) de Costa Rica el acto de presentación del Programa ARAUCLIMA para las Oficinas Técnicas de Cooperación de América Latina y el Caribe, representantes de las instituciones nacionales y organismos internacionales de cooperación presentes en el país. En este marco se presentó a la OTC de Costa Rica como primera oficina temática de la Cooperación Española, en este caso focalizada en el sector de Medio Ambiente y Cambio Climático y en donde se ubica la Unidad Técnica del Programa.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Amnesty

Draconian reforms to two pieces of Spanish legislation are an assault on the rights of its citizens as well as an attempt to formalize abusive practices against migrants and refugees, said Amnesty International ahead of a vote in parliament this afternoon.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja trabaja para disminuir la brecha social, económica y ambiental que genera la escasez del agua.
  • Durante la conmemoración del Día Mundial del Agua en 2015, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), en estrecha colaboración con sus Estados miembros y otras partes interesadas, hará especial énfasis en el nexo agua y desarrollo Sostenible.

El agua es un elemento primordial para el desarrollo humano y por tanto, esencial para alcanzar el desarrollo sostenible.

11 Mar 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | | Wednesday 3/11/2015 - 17:18 GMT

The bodies of four migrants bidding to reach Spain's Canary Islands were recovered off southern Morocco's Atlantic coast Wednesday, a day after 19 others were rescued from a rubber boat, officials said.

The four drowned migrants were found near Tan-Tan, across from the islands, said the officials, quoted by Morocco's MAP news agency.

Their nationalities were not immediately known.

02 Mar 2015 description

Spain - Floods
• Snow melt is causing the increase of river levels in north-eastern Spain, including Navarra, Aragon and Basque Country, with one fatality in Navarra, as of 26 February. The Spanish CP has issued alerts for river increase and floods and has activated the Copernicus EMS.

25 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.

19 Feb 2015 description

San Salvador - El Sistema de la Integración Centroamérica (SICA) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), con el apoyo de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), firmaron hoy el acuerdo para iniciar la implementación del proyecto “Seguridad Integral y Prevención de la Violencia que afecta a niños, niñas, adolescentes y jóvenes en Centroamérica”.

18 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • A total of 128 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 15 February. Guinea reported 52 new confirmed cases – a decrease from the previous week, and the first week-to-week decline since January 25. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, with 74 new confirmed cases, and is most intense in the capital, Freetown, which reported 45 confirmed cases. Liberia reported 2 new confirmed cases in the 4 days to 12 February.