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Guatemala + 4 others
GIEWS Update: Central America Drought Update, 19 September 2014

A large number of subsistence farmers in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua have suffered partial or total loss of their crops and livestock and are in need of assistance.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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World’s Most Unequal Region Sets Example in Fight Against Hunger

By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food security and has become the region with the largest number of countries to have reached the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people.

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Nicaragua + 10 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: Central and South America

Highlights

• Throughout 2014, the Central American region and northern areas of South America, have suffered significant and generalized rainfall deficits

• These deficits have affected the first growing season from the outset and have been consistent throughout – from April to July only few areas were not in a state of continuing deficitary water supply.

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Guatemala + 4 others
Central America and Caribbean Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

Poor rainfall in the region expected to impact harvests

Key Messages

  • Poor households and small farmers in the dry corridor of Honduras and El Salvador will be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from August to December due to well below-average 2014 Primera harvests, reduced income from coffee sector employment and sales, and above-average prices of red beans.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Nicaragua: SINAPRED tiene ya bodega para almacenar alimentos

El Gobierno de Nicaragua, con la colaboración del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) finalizó la construcción de la primera bodega para almacenar alimentos destinados a operaciones de respuesta a emergencias.

Esta es la primera bodega para el almacenamiento de alimentos del Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Atención y Mitigación de Desastres (SINAPRED), el principal órgano de coordinación de las instituciones públicas para la respuesta a las emergencias.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Drought causing food crisis in Central America

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ACT Alliance

Monday, September 15, 2014 • Sean Hawkey

“There’s been no rain for months,” says cowboy Mikol Hernandez, “and it’s meant to be the rainy season but the rivers have dried up, the wells have dried up, the crops failed and the cattle are dying.

“We moved all the cattle we could up to pastures in El Cuá. We rented some fields up there. The cows were so thin that we couldn’t even sell them, so we moved them. Some didn’t last the journey and a lot of the cows we couldn’t move have died here.”

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Guatemala + 3 others
Sequía histórica: cuatro países, 40 días sin lluvia, 2 millones con hambre en Centroamérica

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World Bank

Más de 500,000 familias de Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala no tienen qué comer debido a la mayor escasez de lluvias de la historia reciente

Un caluroso día de junio, Gerónimo Carrasco tomó una de las decisiones más duras de su vida. Dijo “la lluvia no llega” y vendió sus dos vacas.

“No tengo agua ni comida para darles. Tengo que cambiarlas por alimento para mi familia”, explicó el campesino, dueño de una pequeña parcela en el municipio de San Nicolás, Nicaragua.

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World + 34 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Guatemala + 8 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 371

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Huracán Norbert, convertido en ciclón tropical, deja a su paso por México 3 personas muertas y unos 2,500 damnificados.

  • SEQUÍA: De acuerdo con la Red de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana Contra la Hambruna (FEWS NET), la sequía agravará en los próximos meses la situación de inseguridad alimentaria en Centroamérica.

  • MIGRACIÓN: En los últimos días, han sido deportados desde EEUU 31 hondureños que trataban de entrar al país de forma ilegal (16 de ellos son menores de edad y 15 mujeres).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Guatemala + 4 others
Sequía causará graves problemas en Centroamérica

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Redhum

La sequía que afecta a países de Centroamérica, sin precedentes en 40 años, podría generar problemas alimentarios sobre todo para la población vulnerable de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador, y en menor medida de Nicaragua y Costa Rica.

Una Red de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana Contra la Hambruna (FEWS NET), financiado por la agencia estadunidense para la cooperación y el desarrollo, anticipó que las afectaciones "agravarán la situación de seguridad alimentaria" en los próximos meses.

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Guatemala + 3 others
Central America Battles Impact Of Drought And Coffee Rust

By Elio Rujano — 2 September 2014

Some 2.5 million people in Central America need food assistance due to the combined impact of severe drought, the Coffee Rust plague and a spike in food prices. WFP is working with the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to provide food assistance to 1.4 million people, but there are challenges.

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Nicaragua + 1 other
Valiosa contribución de Japón para el pueblo de Nicaragua

El Gobierno de Japón entregó hoy una importante contribución en alimentos consistente en 491 toneladas métricas de arroz (10 mil 800 quintales) destinadas al Programa Integral de Nutrición Escolar (PINE) del Ministerio de Educación y a la respuesta a familias afectadas por fenómenos de origen natural.

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Comida a afectados por roya

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Redhum

Nicaragua, 03 de Septiembre 2014
Fuente: La Prensa

Cerca de 4,320 habitantes de Matagalpa y Jinotega, cuya seguridad alimentaria está en riesgo por los daños que la roya ha causado en las plantaciones de café, serán asistidos por Save the Children.

Estas familias, en su mayoría jornaleros que tradicionalmente trabajaban en las actividades relacionadas a la producción cafetalera, recibirán alimentos de parte la organización.

Del total de personas que serán atendidas, la organización estima que al menos 2,916 son infantes.

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World + 14 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 04 - 10, 2014

Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Guatemala + 3 others
Drought puts spotlight on Central American climate change woes

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AlertNet

Years of neglect of agriculture, poor water management and lack of planning to help farmers cope with climate change are worsening food shortages caused by drought.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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World + 7 others
Central America is world's first cluster bomb-free region

09/02/2014 23:57 GMT

SAN JOSÉ, September 2, 2014 (AFP) - From Guatemala down to Panama, Central America has become the world's first region to declare itself free from cluster bombs, officials said Tuesday.

The weapons, which eject explosive bomblets, have killed some 55,000 people worldwide in the past five years, experts say.

Belize's accession to the treaty banning them means they join the rest of Central America -- Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

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