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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

24 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Panamá, 23 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: La Jornada

Un llamado a las naciones de Centroamérica de permitir el pase de los migrantes africanos y haitianos en dirección a Estados Unidos, fue hecho por el presidente panameño, Juan Carlos Varela, quien fue claro en referirse a cualquier ciudadano del mundo.

18 Aug 2016 description

Des migrants de transit d’origine haïtienne se retrouvent bloquer depuis des mois dans plusieurs pays tels que le Chili, la Colombie, l’Equateur, le Nicaragua, le Panama, le Brésil, etc. Des organisations partenaires ont dressé un tableau sombre de la situation de ces migrant-e-s irréguliers installés dans des espaces improvisés, où beaucoup d’entre eux sont affamés et atteints de maladies. D’autres sont en proie à toutes formes de violences, d’extorsions, de viols, en raison de leur condition de vulnérabilité.

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

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

11 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Nación

Los migrantes que lleguen a Panamá por la frontera con Colombia serán atendidos por las autoridades locales y tendrán permiso para continuar hacia la frontera con Costa Rica, como parte de su ruta hacia Estados Unidos.

Así lo manifestó ayer el presidente panameño, Juan Carlos Varela.

09 Aug 2016 description

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Tuesday 8/9/2016 - 23:49 GMT

Panama promised Tuesday to help hundreds of migrants who have crossed its jungle border from Colombia to carry on toward the United States.

President Juan Carlos Varela said Panama would make an exception to its immigration restrictions for migrants who have recently crossed into Panama's Darien jungle.

09 Aug 2016 description

HURRICANE EARL BELIZE

Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.

GUATEMALA

09 Aug 2016 description
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HURACÁN EARL BELICE

Earl tocó tierra como huracán categoría 1 (jueves 4 de agosto). Las autoridades distribuyeron paquetes de alimentos y agua entre los afectados. Unas 2,500 personas se refugiaron en 94 albergues temporales de emergencia, de estos 164 continúan en albergues.

GUATEMALA

Earl afectó a 1,046 personas en los departamentos de Quiché y Petén. Se reportaron 162 viviendas con daños, además de la suspensión de clases en los departamentos afectados.

MÉXICO

06 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Panamá, 05 de Agosto 2016
Fuente: Diario La Prensa

A este grupo se les toman sus huellas dactilares y se le revisan todos sus documentos; a los que no tienen se les reconstruyen sus datos.

Al menos 800 migrantes se encuentran varados en la provincia de Darién, informó este viernes 5 de agosto de 2016 el presidente de la República, Juan Carlos Varela, quien se dirigió a esta zona del país.

Esta crisis migratoria se da a pesar del bloqueo de la frontera con Colombia que había ordenado el Gobierno de Varela en mayo pasado.

05 Aug 2016 description

Panama City, Panama | AFP | Friday 8/5/2016 - 19:58 GMT | 240 words

Around 800 US-bound migrants, most of them from Haiti, Africa, Asia and Cuba, are currently in dense jungle on the Panama-Colombia border, Panama's president said Friday, describing it as "another migration crisis."

The migrants are in the Darien Gap, a swampy forested area teeming with snakes that lies across the border, Juan Carlos Varela told reporters before heading to the region.

No roads cross the southern border, and passage by foot is dangerous and uncertain.

04 Aug 2016 description

Dans cette Infolettre :

Des organisations se mobilisent pour combattre la Traite

Des migrants victimes de violations

Ressortissants haïtiens attaqués

Permis de séjour , nouveau délai

Rapatriements pour juillet 2016

Atelier d’échange sur les rapatriés

Inquiétudes à la frontière colombo-panaméenne

04 Aug 2016 description

As of 3 August 2016, 68 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (65 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 51 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

31 Jul 2016 description

The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.