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09 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient rain has led to drought in the Greater Horn

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

07 Dec 2016 description

Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.

07 Dec 2016 description

Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.

02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.

In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

01 Dec 2016 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 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

01 Dec 2016 description

SITUATION

  • Severe weather events, including heavy rain, strong winds and tropical cyclones, have been affecting many countries of The Caribbean over the past two months causing casualties and damage. In particular most affected have been the countries of Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Barbados,St. Lucia, Dominica, Colombia and Panama.

Dominican Republic

30 Nov 2016 description

El objetivo de Acuerdo de Cooperación es fortalecer y promover las oportunidades de integración local de personas refugiadas y sus familias.

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, Panamá, 25 de noviembre de 2016 (ACNUR).- La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR), y el Ministerio de Gobierno de Panamá firmaron hoy el Acuerdo de Cooperación para fortalecer y promover las oportunidades de integración local de personas refugiadas y sus familias.

29 Nov 2016 description

Hurricane Otto was the seventh hurricane in the Atlantic season, which officially ends tomorrow, 30 November. In Costa Rica, cantons in the northern part of the country were hardest hit (Los Chiles, Upala and Guatuso). In Nicaragua, the hurricane made landfall as category two (of five) with winds of up to 175 km/h, affecting the country’s southern Caribbean zone.

Costa Rica

29 Nov 2016 description

After the passage of Hurricane Otto that hit the border zone between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, causing great affection in both countries and in Panama, National Societies of the Red Cross are working on response and recovery.

29 Nov 2016 description

Otto fue el séptimo huracán de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico en 2016 que finaliza oficialmente mañana, 30 de noviembre. El impacto más fuerte del huracán Otto en Costa Rica ocurrió en los municipios de Los Chiles, Upala y Guatuso (norte). En Nicaragua, el huracán impactó como categoría 2 con vientos de hasta 175 km/h, afectando principalmente la zona del Caribe sur.

Costa Rica

28 Nov 2016 description
report American Red Cross

Hurricane Otto slammed into Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama late last week, damaging homes, roads and bridges and forcing people to leave their homes. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is supporting relief efforts led by the national Red Cross societies in the affected countries along with support and coordination from the American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

27 Nov 2016 description

TEMAS A RESALTAR

  • Remanentes del disipado huracán Otto se observa sobre el pacífico después de nueve días de afectación sobre tres países de Centroamérica.

  • Panamá: Se mantiene actividades de respuesta y recuperación en comunidades de Panamá Oeste, Colón y Panamá.

  • Costa Rica: Mayor afectación en las regiones de Chorotega, Brunca, Huetar Norte, Huetar Caribe y Central Norte.

27 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Category 2 Hurricane Otto (with maximum sustained winds of 176 km/h and higher gusts of 208 km/h) made landfall in Central America at the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica with a speed of 16 km/h.

  • Costa Rica: 214 communities and 1,300 people have been affected, 3,000 have been evacuated.

  • Nicaragua: 10,570 people have been evacuated, in Bluefields, 7,800 people are in 28 shelters.

EVENT DETAILS:

26 Nov 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring the impacts of Tropical Storm Otto as it moves through the Eastern Pacific. Attached is a PDC Situational Awareness product depicting Accumulated Rainfall for the Past 3 days. If you would like to view the rainfall accumulation (TRMM) data in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and expand the “Default Layers” folder in the product list. You may also search “TRMM” in the “Layers” palette. Additional products will be issued for future advisories as necessary for this event.

26 Nov 2016 description

Otto es ahora una tormenta tropical y se desplaza sobre el Océano Pacífico. El sistema se encuentra ubicado a 395 km al sur oeste de San Salvador y se mueve en dirección al oeste. La tormenta lleva vientos sostenidos de 100 k/h. El sistema ya no representa peligro. Todas las alertas y avisos han sido cancelados.

Costa Rica

  • 60,000 personas no tienen acceso a agua potable en la costa Norte y Pacífico, 9 personas han muerto y no hay certeza en el número de desaparecidos

  • Se reportan 7,800 personas albergadas en 24 albergues

26 Nov 2016 description

Otto has downgraded to a tropical storm and is now over the Pacific Ocean, 395 km south west of San Salvador and moving west. The storm has sustained winds of 100 k/h but does not present danger - all of the alerts and warnings have been deactivated.

Costa Rica

  • 60,000 people do not have access to fresh water in the North and Pacific coasts, 9 people dead and there is uncertainty on the number of missing people.

  • Authorities report 7,800 people in 24 shelters.