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30 Apr 2016 description
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Dry conditions developing in the Gulf of Guinea region and northern Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since O ctober 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

30 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 4/30/2016 - 00:20 GMT

The European Union said Friday it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.

The funding included 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians, an EU news release said.

29 Apr 2016 description

Latin American and Caribbean countries are engaging the public in the fight against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever

Washington, D.C., 28 April 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — As part of Vaccination Week in the Americas (April 23 to May 2), health authorities in a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries are urging people to clean up potential mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes to prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.

29 Apr 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Hasta la fecha, 35 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika (Figura 1). Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica del 21 de abril de 2016 de la Organización Panamericana de Salud/ Organización Mundial de Salud (OPS/OMS) no hay nuevos países o territorios que hayan confirmado la transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika.

29 Apr 2016 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 21 April, no new countries or territories hav e confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

28 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | jeudi 28/04/2016 - 23:46 GMT

Le président provisoire d'Haïti Jocelerme Privert a installé jeudi une commission d'évaluation et de vérification électorale pour faire la lumière sur les scrutins contestés de 2015, une mesure dénoncée par l'opposition qui réclame désormais sa destitution.

28 Apr 2016 description

Résumé

  1. La sécheresse frappe depuis trois ans les activités de production agricole et les ménages vivant de l´agriculture. L´ESASU a été réalisée en décembre 2015 en vue d´appréhender la situation alimentaire des ménages dans les zones classées en phase d´insécurité alimentaire crise ou stress selon la classification IPC ainsi que leur vulnérabilité. Elle confirme que, pour 60% des ménages, la sécheresse a été le choc majeur subi au cours de l´année écoulée entre décembre 2014 et décembre 2015.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Apr 2016 description

Haiti’s Humanitarian Needs of Overview (HNO) 2016 has estimated that 2.1 million people are in need of humanitarian and protection assistance. From those 1.3 million will be targeted by the recent launched Humanitarian Response Plan ( April 2016).

27 Apr 2016 description

Des organisations, membres de la Commission de Concertation Haïtiano-Domicaine(CCHD) se sont retrouvées à leur 5e rencontre binationale pour analayser les différentes thématiques relatives aux rapports entre les deux Etats. Durant trois journées de travail, elles ont formulé des actions conjointes pour encourager des relations harmonieuses sur l'île. Un communiqué a été rédigé en Espagnol et en Français le 23 avril 2016, pour formuler des recommandations aux gouvernements haitien et domincain.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

27 Apr 2016 description
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El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people worldwide, and the health consequences, such as disease outbreaks and malnutrition, are expected to increase throughout 2016.

Funding is required to support activities by Ministries of Health, WHO, Health Cluster and partners to prepare for, and respond to, the health problems of those most affected by El Niño.

These funding figures are taken from individual country plans as well as WHO and interagency Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) for 2016.