Drought / Food Insecurity As of March 2016, 2.5 million people are food insecure in Central America (1.15 million in IPC Phase 3). Availability/access to staple foods and opportunities to generate income are very limited.
- 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
• TC EARL formed over the Caribbean Sea, south of Jamaica, on 2 August. It then started moving west, intensifying. On 4 August early morning (UTC), it made landfall near Belize city as a Hurricane Category 1. On 4 August at 9.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 75 km westsouthwest of Belize city (Belize) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 120 km/h (Hurricane Category 1).
• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move west-northwest overland, weakening. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to effect the areas along its path.
• Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days, causing floods.
• According to local media, one person was killed in Quetzaltenango department due to a landslide, at least 15 houses were damaged in the department of Sacatepéquez and traffic was disrupted in several parts of the country due to floods, as of 13 June.
• Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail, has continued to affect the central and southern areas of the country, causing more casualties and damage.
• According to national authorities, five people have died, one has gone missing, 11 have been injured, over 3 600 people have been evacuated and over 23 600 houses have been partially or fully damaged in the provinces of Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, as of 7 June
• TC BONNIE formed over the northwestern Atlantic ocean on 27 May causing damage.
• As of 30 May, local media reported one person missing in North Carolina state, as well as traffic disruptions in the states of North & South Carolina and Virginia. (GDACS, NOAA, Media)
• Heavy rain has been affecting the central and southern areas of the country over the past week causing floods and landslides.