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22 Mar 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

MEXICO CITY, 22 March 2017 – Mexico City’s devastating, 8.1-magnitude earthquake of 1985 was a stark illustration of the disaster risks faced by the health sector, but it also triggered what became a global effort to protect hospitals from hazards.

After a tremor of 70 seconds, quake damage had reduced Mexico’s hospital capacity by 5,000 beds, sowing chaos in the emergency system at the precise moment that it was most need.

17 Mar 2017 description

Germany - A new data briefing produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights a 27 percent increase in migrant deaths worldwide during 2016 compared to 2015. The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM increased significantly in many regions of the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

16 Mar 2017 description

Some 3,500 Haitians are now in the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali

By Lizbeth Diaz

TIJUANA, Mexico, March 16 (Reuters) - Kneeling on a patch of flat earth with a shovel in hand, Thea Nonce Jean tips cement where a floor is about to be laid.

His house is the first to be built in a tiny Haitian community on the edge of Tijuana, Mexico, a city just south of the U.S. border.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

14 Mar 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

MEXICO, 14 March, 2017 - Shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck the southern USA, 200 Mexican troops crossed the US border outside Laredo, Texas, and made their way towards San Antonio. It was the first time a Mexican army contingent had entered Texas since the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.

12 Mar 2017 description

A medida que aumenta el desplazamiento debido a la violencia de las pandillas, el Alto Comisionado Asistente para la Protección destaca que la responsabilidad compartida y la preparación son necesarias para proteger eficazmente a los refugiados.

12 Mar 2017 description
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Family Separation Backgrounder

Over the past five years, the United States has seen a shift in the demographics of migrants encountered at our borders—from a majority of adult males, often from Mexico, seeking employment, to families, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles fleeing together, seeking protection in the United States, coming mostly from Central America. Tragically, U.S.

11 Mar 2017 description

As more people flee gang violence, UNHCR’s international protection chief calls for shared responsibility and preparedness to protect refugees effectively.

By: Francesca Fontanini

MEXICO CITY – The impact of insecurity and violence uprooting tens of thousands of people from the Northern Triangle of Central America is becoming increasingly evident in Mexico, UNHCR’s international protection chief said today, urging greater regional efforts to provide effective refugee protection.

11 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

•Según la Encuesta Nacional sobre la Discriminación en México (ENADIS 2010) el 20.5% de las personas migrantes opinan que el principal problema que enfrentan en este país es la discriminación.

•VIDEO Derribemos las barreras que no se ven: https://youtu.be/L25XZHlS-GA

•Para ayudar a proteger sus pasos, ingresa a: http://bit.ly/VidasEnTransito

10 Mar 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

Con el objetivo de apoyar a pobladores afectados por la temporada invernal en la Sierra Tarahumara, Cruz Roja Mexicana entregó más de 26 toneladas de ayuda comunitaria que beneficiará a más de mil personas del Municipio de Bocoyna, en el estado de Chihuahua.

El programa invernal lleva 18 años como parte del trabajo humanitario que realiza la institución, porque su labor es estar cerca de la gente que más lo necesita.

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

10 Mar 2017 description

Background On May 4, 2016, the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel A. González Sanz, was received by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States during a special meeting to address to situation of irregular migration flows in the region. As part of his remarks, the minister noted the recent phenomenon of irregular migration flows that have seen a significant uptick throughout the region.

05 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Haiti Libre

The Government of Mexico is willing to support Haitians to return legally to the country from which they came to seek entry into the United States. This is an aid to "assisted return" by plane in Brazil, which has already been accepted by 20 of the 3,700 Haitians, who are stranded in Tijuana in Baja California with the impossibility of entering the American territory...

05 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Proceso Digital

México - Con un aumento de 154,6 % de las peticiones de asilo en 2016, México consolida su paso de país de tránsito a país de acogida, una tendencia que previsiblemente se mantendrá y reforzará por las políticas migratorias del presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump.

El país pasó de recibir 3.424 solicitantes en 2015 a 8.781 en 2016, de acuerdo con las cifras de la Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (Comar).

La mayoría de estas peticiones (un 86,6 %) provienen de Honduras y El Salvador.

05 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Good early prospects for 2017 autumn/winter cereal crop production despite reduced sowings

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at record level

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

  • Prices of white maize and black beans followed mixed trends in February, both higher than a year earlier

Favourable prospects for cereal production for 2017 autumn/winter crops despite reduced sowings

03 Mar 2017 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil emitió una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios del estado de Zacatecas, por la presencia de helada severa ocurrida del 21 al 23 de febrero de 2017.

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios de Fresnillo, Chalchihuites y General Pánfilo Natera del estado de Zacatecas, por la presencia de helada severa ocurrida del 21 al 23 de febrero de 2017.

02 Mar 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes through parts of the Americas. #MissingMigrants.