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29 Apr 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network FEWSNET) monitors trends instaple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWSNET 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 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 disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Figure 1).

28 Apr 2017 description

En 2015, casi 64 millones de personas vivían fuera de su país de origen en las Américas, un 36% más que en 2000. El tránsito irregular y en condiciones inadecuadas tiene consecuencias negativas en la salud.

Ciudad de México, 25 de abril de 2017 (OPS)- Ministros y altas autoridades de Salud de Belice, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana acordaron trabajar juntos para atender las necesidades de salud de los migrantes en Mesoamérica.

28 Apr 2017 description

Dryness continues to worsen over the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February have resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

26 Apr 2017 description

SCHOOL MEALS CAN PROMOTE NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIFE STYLES TO ACHIEVE ZERO HUNGER

MEXICO CITY – The VIII Regional School Meals Seminar concluded today in Mexico City with a call to intensify efforts to exploit the full potential of school meals in helping to eradicate malnutrition in the region.

25 Apr 2017 description

Antigua, Guatemala. 24 de abril de 2017 - (OPS/OMS) Con el objetivo de diseñar una propuesta de trabajo para el desarrollo de centros de gestión del conocimiento y formación de recursos humanos orientada a la mejora de las políticas públicas de salud en Centroamérica y República Dominicana, se realizan los días 24 y 25 de abril, en Antigua, Guatemala; la Reunión subregional “Los Centros de Formación de Recursos Humanos y Gestión del Conocimiento en Políticas de Salud en Centroamérica y República Dominicana: su aporte a las políticas públicas hacia la Salud Universal”.

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

22 Apr 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By José Adán Silva

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua , Apr 22 2017 (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

21 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is currently seeking USD 180,000 to procure 190 mt of Super Cereal for the school meal programme. All other commodities, have been procured to ensure the distribution of rations to 163,000 pre and primary school children through the end of 2017. Super Cereal raises the nutritional value to the school meal. If funds are not available with the next three months, rations of Super Cereal will be reduced by 58 percent.

21 Apr 2017 description

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

20 Apr 2017 description

Managua, 19 de abril de 2017 – El Embajador de la Unión Europea (UE), Kenny Bell, visitó el municipio de Condega, Estelí para conocer los avances del Programa Respuesta al Fenómeno El Niño en el Corredor Seco de Centroamérica (PRO-ACT UE-PMA), financiado por la UE y que implementa el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) con el Gobierno de Nicaragua en zonas que sufren los efectos de la sequía a consecuencia del cambio climático.

20 Apr 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Nuevo Diario

El clima puso a prueba esta tarde varias localidades del norte de Nicaragua, con granizo en Jinotega y Boaco, y fuertes vientos en Nueva Segovia, reportaron las autoridades.

La caída de granizo provocó la evacuación de una familia en Jinotega, así como daños en varias viviendas, informó a medios oficialesa el alcalde Leónidas Centeno.

10 Apr 2017 description

By Gabriel Lesser and Jeanne Batalova

07 Apr 2017 description

Increasing moisture deficits recorded in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

06 Apr 2017 description

With funding from Foods Resource Bank (FRB), Lutheran World Relief and ADDAC (Asociación para la Diversificación y el Desarrollo Agrícola Comuna) worked with 266 men and 143 women in 15 communities, who are members of the Flor de Pancasán cooperative, to improve their food security. The Flor de Pancasán cooperative is located in Matiguás, a municipality with indigenous roots. The cooperative is approximately nine years old.

01 Apr 2017 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

01 Apr 2017 description

Forecasts indicate an increased likelihood for below-average rainfall in 2017