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29 Jul 2016 description

GENEVA, 29 July 2016 - UNHCR welcomes the U.S. Government’s initiatives announced earlier this week to address the pressing forced displacement challenge in Central America.

These measures include an arrangement offering safe, legal alternatives for people to seek protection abroad via a third country, increased resettlement opportunities, and expansion of a program providing life-saving help and protection to children fleeing affected countries.

29 Jul 2016 description
  • Information recently released by Mexican authorities confirm an important increase in the number of violent deaths in the country. In May 2016 the number of killings reached a level that had not been seen in Mexico since 2012, when the war between drug cartels was at its height.

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.

28 Jul 2016 description

Massive deportations from Mexico and the U.S. have not stopped Central Americans fleeing endemic poverty and epidemic violence. Erecting more barriers and forcing migrants and refugees underground deepens the humanitarian crisis - and strengthens the illegal networks turning much of Central America into a criminal battleground.

Executive Summary

26 Jul 2016 description

Gracias a la invitación del Gobierno de Costa Rica, representado por el Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN-MINAE) y con el apoyo del Programa Regional de Cambio Climático (PRCC-USAID), el Programa Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional para Centroamérica (PRESANCA II) y el Programa Mesoamericano de Cooperación (PMC- Gobierno de México), los días 11 y 12 de julio de 2016, se celebró en la Ciudad de San José Costa Rica, el L Foro del Clima de América Central y V Foro Mesoamericano del Clima.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Jul 2016 description

240.884 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.954 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 7/18/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

21 Jul 2016 description

By Gabriel Cardona-Fox

As an invisible humanitarian crisis intensifies as a result of drug and criminal violence in Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle, a regional call to action provides reason to be cautiously optimistic.

19 Jul 2016 description

Un total de 3 mil 553 menores migrantes no acompañados fueron deportados al país durante el primer semestre de este año, de los cuales 2 mil 332 llegaron por vía terrestre, según los registros de la Procuraduría General de la Nación (PGN).

Harold Flores, encargado de la Niñez y la Adolescencia, de esa entidad, manifestó que el 79.4 por ciento son varones; es decir, 2 mil 821, mientras que las 732 mujeres representan el 20.6 por ciento.

19 Jul 2016 description

240,884 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,954 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 18 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

15 Jul 2016 description
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239,923 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,933 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 15 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

WHO and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

14 Jul 2016 description

238.220 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.942 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 12/7/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

14 Jul 2016 description

238,220 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,942 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 12 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015