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World + 51 others
The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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El Chikunguña está en más de 40 municipios

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Redhum

Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

Según la cartera de Salud hay 2 mil 345 casos. Solo entre el 20 y 26 de julio hubo 331 casos nuevos y, además, hay otros cinco municipios con incidencia.

Para Elvira Campos González, una de las residentes en el cantón Zapote Abajo, de Ayutuxtepeque, el chikunguña es cosa del pasado. De hecho asegura que en el seno de esa comunidad ya no se escuchan muchos comentarios al respecto.

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World + 5 others
Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Collaboration for improved nutrition in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia…pages 1-2

Improving community cohesion in post-conflict Liberia……………page 3

P4P highlighted on International Day of Cooperatives………..…pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in El Salvador……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………………page 6

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El Salvador Price Bulletin July 2014

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.

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Guatemala + 7 others
Central America and Caribbean Price Bulletin July 2014

The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.

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UN rights chief sounds alarm over US child migrant expulsions

07/31/2014 13:10 GMT

GENEVA, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday raised the alarm over Washington's plans to scale up the deportation of illegal child migrants from Central America.

"There are almost 57,000 unaccompanied children in the United States. I'm particularly concerned because the United States appears to be taking steps to deport most of these children," Pillay told reporters.

Agence France-Presse:

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El Salvador invertirá $15 millones en un “Plan antisequía”

Report
Redhum

Fuente: UNIVISION

Se comprarán granos y se construirá un reservorio para almacenar agua

El Gobierno de El Salvador invertirá US$15 millones para contrarrestar los daños provocados por la sequía en los cultivos de este país centroamericano.

Los $15 millones servirán para financiar el "Plan antisequía", que busca estimular a los agricultores que cultivan maíz y fríjol para que cultiven de nuevo en la segunda cosecha, conocida como postrera, indicó en un comunicado el ministro de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), Orestes Ortez.

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Guatemala + 12 others
Daños en la Región (30 Julio 2014)

Infographic
Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Libre

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World + 4 others
EU Strategy on Citizen Security in Central America and the Caribbean

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European Union

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

"The Council endorsed the annexed Strategy on Citizen Security in Central America and the Caribbean, drawing on the Joint Communication of the Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy "Elements for an EU strategy on public security in Central America and the Caribbean" (ref. JOIN (2014) 21 final/2; 10108/1/14 REV1).

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Honduras + 2 others
El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua Actualización de monitoreo remoto Julio 2014

Daños a la producción agropecuaria por irregularidades de lluvia en la región

MENSAJES CLAVES

 Las predicciones pronóstico ENSO publicadas por el IRI (International Research Institute), de mediados de julio indican un 60 por ciento, de condiciones El Niño para el periodo agosto/octubre, así mismo el Foro del Clima de Centro América pronostica para el mismo periodo lluvias por debajo de lo normal para toda la región, provocando pérdidas en las cosechas de primera y postrera.

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Instalan mareógrafo y cámaras especiales para monitorear tsunamis en La Libertad y Acajutla

Una de las funciones más importantes del mareógrafo es alertar a la población sobre la llegada de tsunamis generados a más de mil kilómetros de distancia. El equipo es parte del proyecto “Mejoramiento de Equipo para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres en El Salvador, financiado por Japón.

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Obama tendrá $1,000 millones menos para atender crisis por niños migrantes

Report
Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

El Senado aprobará $2,700 millones para procesar más rápido a los niños que ingresan ilegalmente a EUA, para atenderlos mejor cuando llegan y evitar su hacinamiento.

La Casa Blanca expresó su apoyo al plan del Senado para liberar una partida presupuestaria de emergencia que permita afrontar la crisis creada por la avalancha de menores inmigrantes centroamericanos que llegan solos a Estados Unidos.

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Guatemala + 4 others
Central America and Mexico Unaccompanied Child Migration Situation Report No. 01 (as of 29 July 2014)

As children flee from violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, they often experience more abuse and violence, especially of a sexual nature, on their migration journey to the US.

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
América Central y México Niñez migrante no acompañada Reporte de Situación No. 01 (al 29 de julio 2014)

Destacados

  • 57,525 niños, niñas y adolescentes no acompañados han sido detenidos en la frontera de EEUU desde octubre de 2013, lo que refleja la punta del iceberg de un problema que viven millones de personas debido a factores sociales, económicos, la violencia y el tráfico de drogas.

  • En caso de proceder con la deportación inmediata de estos menores, se pondría en peligro el bienestar de los niños y niñas repatriados, dado que no se garantiza su protección y atención humanitaria adecuada.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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El Salvador + 6 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 365

Destacados

  • AMÉRICA CENTRAL: Unos 52,000 niños han sido detenidos por las autoridades en Estados Unidos, intentando ingresar de forma ilegal al país. Ya iniciaron las repatriaciones hacia sus respectivos países de origen.

  • PERÚ: Unas 130 familias están en proceso de ser reubicadas debido a riesgos ya que viven cerca al Volcán Ubinas.

  • URUGUAY: Inundaciones repentinas en Uruguay obligaron a la evacuación de 230 personas.

Migrantes

América Central y México

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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El Salvador + 7 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 365

Highlights

  • CENTRAL AMERICA: About 52,000 children have been detained by authorities in the United States, attempting to illegally enter the country. The process of deportation to home countries has begun.

  • PERU: About 130 families are being relocated due to the high risk presented by close proximity to the Urbinas Volcano.

  • URUGUAY: Flash floods in Uruguay forced 230 people to evacuate their homes.

Migrants

Central America and Mexico

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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108 solo child migrants given asylum in 2014: US

07/29/2014 18:04 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 (AFP) - Just 108 of the thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the US border have been granted asylum in 2014, in a process that often takes more than a year, Congress heard Tuesday.

Many more children who entered the country are likely to be provided asylum status later this year, and experts say there are several other avenues through which minors can seek to stay in the country.

Agence France-Presse:

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Migrant children need a regional solution

Unprecedented numbers of children migrating without their legal guardian are being apprehended in North America.

In just the first five months of 2014 Mexican immigration authorities detained 4,239 unaccompanied children, representing almost half of all migrant children detained in 2013. Meanwhile, the US has seen an increase of over 90% compared to previous years with more than 57,000 unaccompanied migrant children apprehended since October 2013.