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30 Sep 2015 description

Central America - Food Insecurity
• Guatemala - a food insecure population of 1 to 2.49 million people from February until next main harvest in August 2016.
• Honduras, many poor households will have very limited maize reserves after the 2015 drought and will be facing a food crisis by March.
• El Salvador & Nicaragua - the number of people affected is lower but still of concern with critical numbers being reached from March 2016.

25 Aug 2015 description

Un totoal de 161,403 familias han resultado afectadas por la sequía en 146 municipios. El set de mapas muestra los municipios afectados y los actores humanitarios presentes en la zona al 24 de agosto. Se incluye en el set, los mapas de los 12 departamentos más afectados.

14 Aug 2015 description

Portugal – Forest fire
• The forest fire that broke out in the municipality of Gouveia, Guarda district, on 10 August, has been put under control, having burnt at least 2,363 ha.

17 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. – Tropical Cyclone BILL

• BILL is reaching the coast of Texas, the area south-west of Houston, as a Tropical Storm.

• After the landfall it is forecast to move inland, weakening into a Tropical Depression.

• On 16-18 June heavy rains, winds and storm surge may affect eastern Texas; heavy rains may also affect eastern Oklahoma. As of 16 June, 12.00 UTC, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Baffin Bay to High Island.

MEXICO – Tropical Cyclone CARLOS

27 Mar 2015 description


The Livelihood Zone Map for Honduras is the result of secondary data review and key informant workshops held in October 2013 and validated through field work and additional key informant consultations in November 2014. A livelihood zone is an area within which people share broadly the same pattern of livelihood, including options for obtaining food and income and market opportunities. A livelihood zoning is essential for the following reasons:

14 Oct 2014 description


• An earthquake of magnitude 7.3M and depth 40km occurred off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, on 14 October, 3.51 UTC.

• A Tsunami Threat message was issued on 4.11 UTC by the PTWC, for the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador up to 300km from the epicentre. JRC calculations indicate a possible tsunami generation of up to 0.1m in the northern coast of Chinandega. The Tsunami warning was discontinued at 4.35 UTC.

18 Jul 2014 description

“El Niño” arrasa con los cultivos en seis departamentos

Por la falta de lluvias producto del fenómeno de “El Niño”, la amenaza es latente en unos 64 municipios de 10 departamentos del país, concentrados en su mayoría en Choluteca, Valle, El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Intibucá y Lempira.

Municipios como Sabanagrande declararon emergencia, ya que se perdieron el 90 por ciento de los cultivos por la falta de agua. Igualmente los municipios del sur de El Paraíso donde se perdió en un 60 por ciento la siembra.