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29 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Stabroeknews - GY

With the water having receded completely in Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8) and in the residential areas of Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7), and with the rivers decreasing in volume, rehabilitation efforts have been initiated by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which has been supplying residents with tools to start rebuilding.

26 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease.

North America

25 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Guyana, 25 de Mayo 2017
Fuente: News Room

Digicel Guyana today (Wednesday, May 24, 2017), handed over a quantity of flood relief supplies to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), to assist residents in Regions Seven and Eight.

The donation consists of a quantity of food items from the requested list and cleaning supplies. “

25 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Guyana, 25 de Mayo 2017
Fuente: News Room

ExxonMobil Guyana today (Wednesday, May 24, 2017), committed G$5M to the Guyana Government which will be handed over to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) to assist in relief efforts for flood affected areas in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) and Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight).

Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Guyana, Ms. Kimberly Brasington made this commitment to Acting Director General of the CDC, Major Kester Craig.

24 May 2017 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8

EVENT: Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

The Guyana Hydrometerological Service has forecasted that cloudy to overcast conditions with light to moderate showers and frequent rains are expected throughout the country tonight. Both flood affected Regions, Regions 7 and 8 may also experience thundershowers.

AREAS AFFECTED

Region 7

24 May 2017 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8

EVENT:Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

Flood waters have started to recede in most of the flood affected communities in Region 8, however the water levels remains relatively constant in Region 7.

24 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: News Room

The lives of over 3,000 hinterland residents have been significantly affected as a result of the massive flooding which struck several lowland communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).

The damage has been severe to the extent where the school in Itabac was washed away and has since been rendered unstable.

Some 3,274 persons have been affected in Region 8. However, the full impact of the flood in Region 7 is still being assessed.

05 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2017 forecast at high level

  • Rice exports in 2016/17 marketing year to decline from last year’s high level

Rice production in 2017 forecast at high level

02 May 2017 description

Proyecto de la FAO apoyará la creación de una estrategia regional de gestión del virus para disminuir la población del mosquito que transmite la enfermedad.

2 de mayo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - La FAO trabajará con los países de América Latina y el Caribe para crear una estrategia regional para disminuir el impacto del virus Zika en la seguridad alimentaria de las zonas rurales.

29 Apr 2017 description

Situation Summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Figure 1).

29 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BRIDGETOWN, 29 mar 2017 (IPS) - La Red de Monitoreo de Precipitaciones y Sequías del Caribe alertó a los países de esta región que las condiciones climáticas anormales que han experimentado en estos últimos años, y que causaron una de las peores sequías de las dos últimas décadas, continuarán este año.

Varios países del Caribe, en particular del este, registraron un febrero más seco de lo normal, y en algunos casos febrero y enero fueron relativamente secos, indicó la Red de Monitoreo, con sede en esta capital de Barbados.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 28 2017 (IPS) - The Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) is warning countries in the region that the same abnormal climate conditions they have experienced over the last few years, which resulted in some of the worst drought in two decades, could continue this year.

Several Caribbean countries, particularly in the eastern Caribbean, experienced a drier than normal February, and in some cases both February and January were relatively dry, CDPMN said.

11 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

02 Mar 2017 description

This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one of the following four thematic focus areas:

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.

15 Feb 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.