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26 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Damaris Castillo Oxfam International, Advisor for humanitarian communications in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the shade of a great neem, the legendary tree from India whose foliage affords some protection from the blistering sun in Southern Honduras, 25 women from the community of Lange sit with Mary Robinson, the UN Special Envoy on Climate. With the temperature rising to almost 99 degrees Fahrenheit, the women share their pain and concerns in the wake of an intense drought that has decimated their rivers, crops, farm plots, and their hope.

25 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

  • None

  • 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:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 Aug 2016 description

Legisladores de nueve países definirán una agenda conjunta para contribuir a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y al Plan de seguridad alimentaria y erradicación del hambre de la CELAC.

25 de agosto 2016, Santiago de Chile - Legisladores de los Frentes Parlamentarios Contra el Hambre de ocho países de Mesoamérica y Colombia definirán una agenda conjunta para contribuir desde el ámbito legislativo a la erradicación del hambre en América Latina y el Caribe.

25 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • WFP Honduras has one of the largest Cash Based Transfer (CBT) portfolio in the Latin American region. Beyond the relief and recovery operation, CBT is now also enhancing food assistance in climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.

  • WFP partners with the Government of Honduras to manage an innovative Home Grown School Feeding programme ensuring diversified and nutritious school meals to children. In collaboration with municipalities and farmers associations, WFP provides fresh products such as eggs and vegetables.

24 Aug 2016 description

Situation overview

  • Total population of the NTCA: 30.3 million
  • 81 783 People killed in NTCA 2011-2015
  • 714 000 Internally Displaced People
  • 33 613 Children fleeing the NTCA in 2015
  • 55 814 Asylum seekers in 2015
  • 105 952 Refugees from the NTCA 2011-2015
  • 951 779 People returned 2011-2015
23 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NUEVA YORK, 22 de agosto de 2016 – Todos los meses, miles de niños y niñas de Centroamérica corren el riesgo de que los secuestren, los violen o los asesinen, o de ser víctimas de la trata, mientras intentan llegar a los Estados Unidos para buscar refugio contra unas pandillas brutales y una pobreza agobiante, y nada indica que esta tendencia vaya a disminuir, dijo UNICEF en un informe publicado hoy.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 22 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: La Tribuna

Dos postes del tendido eléctrico y varios árboles cedieron este lunes a causa de las lluvias y los fuertes vientos que se registran en San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Los fuertes aguaceros comenzaron a caer en esa ciudad desde en horas de la madrugada, los cuales están acompañados de fuertes ráfagas de vientos.

La 12 calle del barrio Cabañas, hasta en horas del mediodía se encontraba totalmente inundada, los cual generaba un enorme tráfico vehicular.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Risking it all to escape gang violence and poverty

UNICEF reports on the harrowing journey of refugee and migrant children from Central America

NEW YORK, 23 August 2016 – Every month, thousands of children from Central America risk being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed as they make their way to the United States to seek refuge from brutal gangs and stifling poverty, and there is no sign this trend is letting up, UNICEF said in a report released today.

21 Aug 2016 description

A la semana epidemiológica N° 32 (7 de julio al 13 de agosto de 2016) se han notificado un acumulado de 18,487 casos clínicos de dengue y 235 casos sospechosos de dengue grave. En la presente semana 49 municipios notificaron 384 casos de dengue y 3 casos sospechosos de dengue grave

20 Aug 2016 description

GENEVA / WASHINGTON, D.C. (19 August 2016) – Honduras has become one of the most hostile and dangerous countries for human rights defenders, warned today two top United Nations and Inter-American human rights experts. So far this year, at least eight defenders have been killed in the country, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

19 Aug 2016 description

GINEBRA / WASHINGTON, D.C. (19 de agosto de 2016) – Honduras se ha convertido en uno de los países más peligrosos para los defensores de derechos humanos, advirtieron hoy dos importantes expertos de Naciones Unidas y del sistema interamericano. En lo que va del año, la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) ha recibido información sobre el asesinato de por lo menos 8 defensores en el país.

19 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 18 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: Ministerio de Agricultura

A fin de ofrecer una respuesta inmediata por parte del gobierno del Presidente Juan Orlando Hernández a la situación de los ganaderos de la zona de San Esteban, Olancho y quienes han reportado perdida de sus animales por falta de alimento a causa de la sequía, este día una comisión encabezada por el comisionado presidencial, Jorge lobo se hizo presente para entregar las primeras 40 mil libras de heno para alimentar al ganado que aún puede rescatarse de perecer.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

816 aid workers reported killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted between January 2015 and June 2016

In 2015, open sources reported 515 aid workers killed (179), kidnapped (129) and assaulted or injured (207) in 234 severe incidents. During the first six months of 2016, open sources reported 301 aid workers killed (129), kidnapped (75) and assaulted or injured (97) in 122 severe incidents.

19 Aug 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

308 aid workers reported killed between January 2015 and June 2016

In 2015, open sources reported 179 aid workers killed in 101 severe incidents. During the first six months of 2016, 61 severe incidents reported 129 aid workers killed.

19 Aug 2016 description

Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.

18 Aug 2016 description

La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados y sus socios están brindando asistencia humanitaria y de reconstrucción a las víctimas del huracán Earl, incluyendo a solicitantes de asilo del Triángulo Norte.

BELMOPAN, Belice, 17 de agosto de 2016 (ACNUR) – Jorge saca el teléfono de su bolsillo y reproduce un corto video que muestra las inundaciones y el techo de su casa que apenas se veía a la distancia, todo sumergido debajo de la masa de agua que lo rodeaba.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

17 Aug 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency and its partners are to provide relief and reconstruction assistance to the victims of Hurricane Earl, including asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle.

By: Brooke Del Greco and Giulia Batistella

BELMOPAN, Belize – Jorge pulls the phone from his pocket and plays a brief video showing flooded marshland and the barely visible rooftop of his home in the distance, all but submerged under the surrounding expanse of water.