Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Increased rainfall unlikely to overcome deficits in Central America, Hispaniola, and parts of West Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
A slightly delayed start to the season with sporadic light rains in recent weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for Gambia and central areas of Senegal. Dry ground conditions have led to delayed planting and have negatively impacted livestock health.
Los pronósticos indican la probabilidad de temporadas de Primera y Postrera deficientes de forma consecutiva
Fuente: La Tribuna
Las salas del Hospital Escuela Universitario (HEU), en Tegucigalpa, habilitadas para proporcionar atención a los pacientes con dengue y chikungunya permanecen abarrotadas por el incremento del número de personas infectadas de ambas enfermedades.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2016
Forecasts indicate likelihood of consecutively poor Primera and Postrera seasons
Snapshot 15–21 July 2015
Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.
The two growing seasons in Central America, Primera (taking place now) and Postrera (starting from August) will develop under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015 and may extend into early 2016.
Historically, this region shows strong linkages between El Nino events and seasonal rainfall deficits.
Significant negative impacts on the Primera season regional crop production are now unavoidable due to continued seasonal rainfall deficits, particularly across Guatemala, Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama.
Guillermo, 16, left Honduras to escape the violence. The gangs - or maras - in his neighborhood tried to recruit him, but he refused to join them. Thus he began a journey to "the North" in which he found abuse and misery. Guillermo is one of thousands of children and adolescents who undertake this hazardous journey in search of a better life.
Honduras, 19 de Julio 2015
Fuente: El Heraldo
Unas 37 personas, entre ellas 22 menores de edad, llenan las salas del principal centro asistencial de Honduras en búsqueda de atención médica.
Saturadas de pacientes permanecen este sábado las salas de hospitalización de dengue y chikungunya del área de pediatría del Materno Infantil en Tegucigalpa. En la sala habilitada para atender a los pacientes que son víctimas del aedes aegypti, adecuada recientemente en este centro asistencial, se encuentran hospitalizados un total de 22 menores de edad.
19.3 million displaced by disasters but "mother nature not to blame"
In the last seven years, an estimated one person every second has been displaced by a disaster, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone. Disaster displacement is on the rise, and as policy leaders worldwide advance towards the adoption of a post-2015 global agenda, the time has never been better to address it.
Honduras, 17 de Julio 2015
Fuente: Comisión Permanente de Contingencias
Nota de Prensa No. 070-2015
Expertos meteorólogos pronostican una canícula prolongada, seguida de ciclos cortos de lluvias de gran intensidad entre el 15 de septiembre y 15 de octubre, luego de eso, la pronta entrada de frentes fríos al territorio nacional, según lo revelado hoy en el cierre del XXVI Foro de Aplicaciones de los Pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria Nutricional.
NEW YORK, 17 July 2015 (IRIN) - Fleeing gang violence in his hometown near San Pedro Sulas in Honduras, 14-year-old Gredys Alexander Hernández tried to reach safety in the United States, only to be intercepted in Mexico and sent back. Two days later, just as he was about to re-attempt the journey, masked gangsters burst into his house and shot him dead.
Drought develops over Central America, dryness persists in East and West Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the central and northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.
Snapshot 8–14 July 2015
Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.
Blanca Rita Hernandez’s children won’t get ill because of flooding anymore. Thanks to a disaster risk reduction project by the Red Cross in Honduras, the people of the Comayagua department are now safer. Awareness activities, training and small infrastructure works, funded by the European Commission, have helped people become more resilient towards natural disasters.
Honduras is one of the most disaster-prone countries in Central America, subject to the constant threat of floods, droughts, landslides, fires, hurricanes and earthquakes.
LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: Las lluvias que han afectado a Venezuela en las últimas semanas han afectado a unas 45,000 personas. Las autoridades, junto a las organizaciones humanitarias están respondiendo a la emergencia. Mientras en Costa Rica, el número de personas en albergues se redujo a la mitad.
EMERGENCIA MEDIO AMBIENTAL: Se estima que unas 6,000 personas están directamente afectadas por la contaminación con pesticidas ocurrida en el Río La Pasión de Guatemala.
FLOODS AND RAINS: The rains registered in Venezuela in the last weeks have affected more than 45,000 people.
Authorities, together with humanitarian organizations, are responding to the emergency. In Costa Rica, the number of people in shelters has halved.
ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: About 6,000 people are directly affected by the pesticide contamination of the La Pasion River in Guatemala.
International Partner Highlights
Fuente: Proceso Digital
Los casos de dengue y chikungunya no dan tregua a las autoridades de Salud, los mismos superan los 27 mil y 45 mil, respectivamente a nivel nacional.
El jefe de Vigilancia de la Salud de la Secretaría de Salud, Fredy Lara, dijo que a la semana epidemiológica número 25 se contabilizan 27 mil 098 casos de dengue.
Mientras que los de chikungunya superas los 45 mil 424 casos a nivel nacional.