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17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ASUNCIÓN, 16 de febrero de 2017. Miles de niños, niñas y adolescentes de los Bañados Norte y Sur de Asunción volverán a las escuelas con mejores servicios de agua potable y sanitarios, así como capacitados en medidas de higiene y prevención de situaciones de violencia, gracias al proyecto “Ayuda humanitaria a familias afectadas por el fenómeno de El Niño en Asunción”, financiado por la Unión Europea y ejecutado por UNICEF Paraguay y organizaciones aliadas.

15 Feb 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.

13 Feb 2017 description

Note: The Epidemiological Update publication schedule is being changed from bi-weekly to monthly until further notice. Accordingly, the next Zika-Epidemiological Update is scheduled for 9 March 2017.

Situation summary in the Americas

12 Feb 2017 description

Este fin de semana, un equipo operativo de la Dirección General de Administración de Emergencias de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), hará entrega de 3.456 kilos de alimentos no perecederos a familias indígenas de la comunidad Xákmok kásek, a los efectos de dar cumplimiento a la sentencia de Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH).

10 Feb 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 44 de 2016 ningún nuevo país/territorio de las Américas confirmó transmisión autóctona vectorial de Zika. Se mantiene en 48 el número de países y territorios de las Américas que confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial de Zika1 y en cinco el número de países que notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente2

A continuación, se presenta un resumen de la situación epidemiológica por sub regiones.

América del Norte

09 Feb 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 7.51 million Swiss francs (decreased from 9.27 million Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to respond to the global Zika virus outbreak, delivering assistance to 7 million people for 19 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support.

09 Feb 2017 description

The New Urban Agenda: Seeing the bigger picture

Sustainable urbanization, as defined in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III Summit in October 2016, has been hailed as a positive, transformative force for development. A process that, if properly planned and managed, will usher in a new era of wellbeing, resource efficiency and economic growth for billions of city dwellers.

08 Feb 2017 description

Un equipo operativo de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), hará entrega de 25 kits de víveres de 48 kilos a la comunidad indígena denominada “Y’aka Marangatu”, ubicada en el distrito de Carlos Antonio López, departamento de Itapúa. Esta asistencia es realizada en el marco de una medida de protección emanada de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH).

03 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Paraguay, 02 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Prensa Latina

Aún se trabaja hoy en esta capital y ciudades periféricas para reparar los estragos ocasionados por una tormenta el miércoles al final de la tarde, sobre todo en las zonas donde fue interrumpido el servicio eléctrico.

Intensa y prolongada lluvia, acompañada por vientos no menos fuertes y descargas eléctricas, azotaron a buena parte del Área Metropolitana de Asunción, compuesta por ésta y 12 localidades más de su entorno.

02 Feb 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

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

o 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 two weeks:

o None

02 Feb 2017 description
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El Nino 2015-2016 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Disaster associated with El Nino in 1997-1998, 2002-2003 or 2009-2010 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.

01 Feb 2017 description

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

30 Jan 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, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

North America

29 Jan 2017 description

Las comunidades Sawhoyamaxa y Yakye Axa, ambas de la localidad de Pozo Colorado, departamento de Presidente Hayes, recibirán este martes 24 de enero asistencia alimentaria consistente en 198 kits de alimentos no perecederos de 48 kilogramos cada uno, por parte de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) en el marco de la Sentencia Definitiva de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH).

27 Jan 2017 description

Equipos operativos de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) distribuirán desde este viernes 27 de enero -por el lapso cinco días- agua potable y agua segura en los departamentos de Boquerón, Alto Paraguay y Presidente Hayes. Se llegará hasta los aljibes comunitarios y reservorios de 2.527 familias indígenas y no indígenas. El trabajo se realiza periódicamente desde inicio de enero en zonas del Chaco paraguayo afectadas por la sequía.

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.

25 Jan 2017 description

Community of Latin American and Caribbean States food security plan offers a clear pathway to zero hunger within ten years, FAO Director-General says

25 January 2017, Dominican Republic - Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a food security plan developed by the CELAC bloc, FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. 

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • The DIPECHO IX project was finalized on 31 December 2016.

  • DIPECHO X will continue strengthening logistics capacities of the government, to continue activities of DIPECHO IX.

Operational Updates

20 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • 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 two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None