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30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 de septiembre, 2016 — La FAO acogió con beneplácito la aprobación por el Congreso Nacional de Honduras la semana pasada de la Ley de Alimentación Escolar y consideró que se trata de una muestra más de la importancia que dan los países de América Latina a la lucha contra el hambre.

La normativa garantizará que todos los niños de los centros educativos públicos del país tengan acceso a alimentos sanos, inocuos y nutritivos.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 27 de Septiembre 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

Las copiosas lluvias caídas en el occidente del país han dejado daños en viviendas y en vías de acceso, sobre todo en las áreas rurales.

La caja puente sobre la carretera que comunica el municipio de Concepción, Copán, con el de Santa Rita, Copán, cerca de un sector conocido como Las Pavas, colapsó por la crecida del río. Es imposible el tránsito de vehículos y personas, ya que el puente corre el riesgo de caerse por completo.

27 Sep 2016 description

GUATEMALA

Las lluvias de los últimos días afectaron directa e indirectamente a más de 52,000 personas en los departamentos de Chiquimula, Guatemala, Quiché, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez y Zacapa y las autoridades han decretado estado de calamidad pública.

NICARAGUA

27 Sep 2016 description

GUATEMALA

Intense rains directly and indirectly affected more than 52,000 people in the departments of Chiquimula, Guatemala, Quiché, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez and Zacapa. Authorities issued a state of public calamity.

NICARAGUA

26 Sep 2016 description
report Oxfam

Since 2009, Oxfam and others have been raising the alarm about a great global land rush. Millions of hectares of land have been acquired by investors to meet rising demand for food and biofuels, or for speculation. This often happens at the expense of those who need the land most and are best placed to protect it: farmers, pastoralists, forest-dependent people, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples.

25 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN

By Andrew Connelly

“I will never forget the trauma I experienced when I crossed the border and then what happened in the detention centre. When we arrived, we thought the government would be able to help refugees who are seeking a safe place. Instead, we suffered.”

Read the full article on IRIN.

24 Sep 2016 description
report ACT Alliance
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Más de dos mil familias afectadas por la sequía que asoló la región centroamericana en 2015, serán beneficiadas con el proyecto “Respuesta a la crisis Alimentaria por el fenómeno del Niño y la Niña”.

Esta iniciativa es un esfuerzo de la Alianza ACT, que a través de sus foros en Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras, beneficiará a 2,626 familias de los citados países, para paliar las pérdidas provocadas por las pocas lluvias o falta de esta en los territorios.

24 Sep 2016 description

Por 48 horas a partir de las 4 de la tarde de hoy, el Comité de Alertas de la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias, Copeco, emite ALERTA VERDE para los municipios en la ribera del río Ulúa, debido al crecimiento reflejado por las estaciones telemétricas, consecuente a las lluvias sobre el occidente hondureño.

La disposición contempla a Potrerillos, Pimienta y San Manuel en Cortés, El Progreso y El Negrito en Yoro, así como el Ramal del Tigre en el departamento de Atlántida.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

23 Sep 2016 description

Delivered by Winnie Byanyima, CEO of Oxfam, on behalf of Action Aid, ACF International, CARE International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision International and the wider NGO community

The El Niño weather event is now over. The chances of an imminent La Niña have reduced.

It would be all too easy for the global community’s attention to switch to other crises.

23 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 8 September 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

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

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

20 Sep 2016 description

A la semana epidemiológica N° 36 (4 al 10 de septiembre de 2016) se han notificado un acumulado de 19,815 casos clínicos de dengue y 254 casos sospechosos de dengue grave. En la presente semana 46 municipios notificaron 294 casos de dengue y 4 casos sospechosos de dengue grave.

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.