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09 Dec 2016 description
report Redhum

México, 08 de Diciembre 2016
Fuente: Prensa Latina

Unos 10 mil haitianos solicitaron al gobierno mexicano establecerse en el país como refugiados, se conoció hoy.

Wilmer Metelus, presidente del Comité en Defensa de los Naturalizados y Afromexicanos dijo que ante la escasa posibilidad de obtener asilo en Estados Unidos, miles de haitianos buscan legalizar su permanencia en México.

Metelus dijo que afirmó que actualmente hay cuatro mil 800 ciudadanos del país caribeño en centros de detención de Estados Unidos.

07 Dec 2016 description

Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.

07 Dec 2016 description

Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.

06 Dec 2016 description

En los mil kilómetros de frontera que separan a Guatemala y México se encuentra El Ceibo, uno de los 6 puntos legales para cruzar la frontera desde Guatemala, una pequeña comunidad de unas pocas calles donde cada día transitan muchos migrantes y refugiados hacia México.

04 Dec 2016 description

Abandonados por sus padres y huyendo de las pandillas de El Salvador, tres hermanos navegan en el proceso de asilo en México con el apoyo del ACNUR.

TAPACHULA, México, 02 de diciembre de 2016 (ACNUR) – Para llegar a la escuela todos los días, los hermanos salvadoreños Anderson, de 17 años y Jairo, de 14, tenían que tomar el bus en el territorio de una pandilla para llegar al controlado por otra pandilla rival, corriendo riesgo de asalto, asesinato o ser obligados a unirse a sus líneas.

02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.

In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 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.

30 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 de noviembre, 2016 — En los últimos años, el número de migrantes y refugiados provenientes de Centroamérica, en particular de Honduras y El Salvador, se ha incrementado de manera importante, por lo que la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) ha calificado la situación como severa.

Renata Dubini, directora de ACNUR para las Américas subrayó la gravedad de la situación, sobre todo en los lugares donde se siente más la presencia del crimen organizado.

29 Nov 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 43 of 2016, a total of 35,755 cholera cases were reported in four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,097), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (34,656), and Mexico (1). Of the total cases, 97% were reported in Haiti. Table 1 shows the number of cholera cases reported in selected countries between 2010 and 2016.

In Haiti, a total of 34,656 suspected cholera cases, including 339 related deaths (case fatality rate: 1%), were reported from EW 1 to EW 43 of 2016.

29 Nov 2016 description
report UN Women

In Mexico City, nine in ten women have experienced violence in public transport. Through the “Mexico City Safe City and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls” programme, UN Women is promoting women’s safety, including through women-only buses.

28 Nov 2016 description

A social epidemic that affects one in three women in the region

Violence against women affects one in three women in Latin America and the Caribbean, where this social epidemic carries an economic cost of between 1.6 percent and 6.4 percent of the gross domestic product of the countries of the region.

Therefore, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reaffirms its commitment to continue working to eradicate this problem.

27 Nov 2016 description

Violadas, golpeadas y maltratadas por sus parejas miembros de pandillas, las mujeres hondureñas encuentran seguridad en México, donde un cambio legal reconoce la violencia de género como motivo de asilo.

25 Nov 2016 description

El Semáforo de Alerta Volcánica del Popocatépetl se encuentra en Amarillo Fase 2. El CENAPRED exhorta a NO ACERCARSE al volcán y sobre todo al cráter, por el peligro que implica la caída de fragmentos balísticos.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

20 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 forecast at record level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year unchanged from previous year

  • White maize and black bean prices in October followed mixed trends, both higher than year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 forecast at record level

18 Nov 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 3 November 2016, Montserrat has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas