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29 Aug 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

29 Aug 2016 description
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Drought/Food Insecuirty

Drought / Food Insecurity As of March 2016, 2.5 million people are food insecure in Central America (1.15 million in IPC Phase 3). Availability/access to staple foods and opportunities to generate income are very limited.

28 Aug 2016 description

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, cinco países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la Actualización Epidemiológica del 11 de agosto de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio confirmó la transmisión autóctona

28 Aug 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, 5 países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 29 de julio de 2016, las Bahamas, los Estados Unidos y las Islas Caimán han confirmado transmisión autóctona

26 Aug 2016 description
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This document provides an estimate of the cost of the 2014 drought to economic sectors of considerable importance in the region, which are significantly affected by decreased precipitation. These include the agricultural sector, which generates a significant portion of production in rural areas, and in particular provides employment to the most economically vulnerable population; the hydroelectric sector, which generates a substantial portion of power in the region; and the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, which is critical for human development.

25 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 Aug 2016 description

Legisladores de nueve países definirán una agenda conjunta para contribuir a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y al Plan de seguridad alimentaria y erradicación del hambre de la CELAC.

25 de agosto 2016, Santiago de Chile - Legisladores de los Frentes Parlamentarios Contra el Hambre de ocho países de Mesoamérica y Colombia definirán una agenda conjunta para contribuir desde el ámbito legislativo a la erradicación del hambre en América Latina y el Caribe.

25 Aug 2016 description

A fire in two oil storage tanks (owned by Puma Energy), that occurred on 17 August in the municipality of Puerto Sandino, burned the surrounding vegetation and covered it in oil. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and more than 50 families had to evacuate their homes due to the close proximity of the fire. The explosion may not only affect Nicaragua, but may have international implications.

25 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • With the third school meals distribution beginning in August, WFP is seeking additional funding to continue reaching children through the school meals programme. USD 800,000 are urgently needed to resume full rations.

23 Aug 2016 description

ECUADOR

The Citizen Solidarity and Joint Responsibility Law has raised about US$500 million, as of June, as response to the 16 April earthquake. Authorities have already used $140 million of this amount - $70 million for the province of Esmeraldas. Reconstruction efforts continue in the north coastal areas of Ecuador.
National authorities via El Telégrafo.

PERU

23 Aug 2016 description

DESTACADOS:

ECUADOR: La Ley Solidaria y de Corresponsabilidad Ciudadana por las afectaciones del terremoto de 16 de abril ha recaudado hasta el momento cerca de US$500 millones.

PERÚ: Cerca de 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria se enviaron la semana pasada a la provincia de Caylloma, en la región de Arequipa, para asistir a los cerca de 6,000 damnificados por el terremoto que también dejó 4 personas muertas.

19 Aug 2016 description

Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.

18 Aug 2016 description

Des migrants de transit d’origine haïtienne se retrouvent bloquer depuis des mois dans plusieurs pays tels que le Chili, la Colombie, l’Equateur, le Nicaragua, le Panama, le Brésil, etc. Des organisations partenaires ont dressé un tableau sombre de la situation de ces migrant-e-s irréguliers installés dans des espaces improvisés, où beaucoup d’entre eux sont affamés et atteints de maladies. D’autres sont en proie à toutes formes de violences, d’extorsions, de viols, en raison de leur condition de vulnérabilité.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

17 Aug 2016 description

Nunca hubiera imaginado que mi colega, Adolfo Reyes, jefe de la Oficina de Bilwi, en la Costa Caribe Norte de Nicaragua, tomara un machete, un azadón y otras herramientas para “complementar” su trabajo en el PMA y se dispusiera a preparar la tierra en un lote ubicado junto a su oficina. Lo hizo para cultivar frutas y vegetales.

16 Aug 2016 description

Nicaragua podría verse afectada desde la tarde del martes por el paso de la Onda Tropical 21 a través de nuestro territorio, indicaron autoridades del Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Ineter).

Los especialistas brindaron el pronóstico climatológico para los próximos días, al tiempo que repasaron la situación sísmica y volcánica.

El clima se comportó lluvioso el pasado fin de semana por el paso de una vaguada que dejó buenos acumulados en varios territorios, explicó Marcio Baca, director de meteorología de Ineter.

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

12 Aug 2016 description

Flooding risks remain over East and West Africa, while Central America remains drier than normal

Africa Weather Hazards

12 Aug 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2017