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25 Feb 2017 description

ABOUT THIS REPORT

This report provides an overview of typical production and market behavior in Central America staple grains market. The regional markets covered include those in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua (countries monitored by FEWS NET in Central America) as well as Costa Rica and Mexico.

STAPLE FOOD MARKETS IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Overview

24 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

  • Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental degradation, and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.

22 Feb 2017 description

Representantes de diferentes instituciones de Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, participan del movimiento global de la Clasificación Integrada de la Seguridad Alimentaria -CIF- Nivel 2, quienes se convertirán en instructores y formadores de la clasificación integrada en sus respectivos países.

Con esto se busca que la región tenga capacidad de analizar datos, y facilitar este proceso a las instituciones de los países de la región, para contar con información ordenada de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional.

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Ambassadors from Korea and Germany and the Resident Representative of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) visited one of the communities where the resilience project (DEV 200932) is being implemented.

  • WFP is finalising the development of the Monitoring App for social programmes with the support of the WFP Innovation Accelerator Office.

  • WFP is strengthening the technical capacities of its partner NGO “EDUCO”

Operational Updates

17 Feb 2017 description

16 de febrero de 2017. Con el objetivo de continuar ampliando las propuestas de intervención, fortalecimiento de los lazos interinstitucionales, y recolectar más perspectivas y necesidades de abordaje de la migración con uno de los sectores más vulnerables, Cruz Roja Salvadoreña realizó un taller de consulta con entidades que trabajan para brindar atención a la niñez y adolescencia.

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017

15 Feb 2017 description
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Fuente: Proceso Digital

México - Los cancilleres de El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y México pasaron revista hoy a las acciones emprendidas en favor de los derechos humanos de los migrantes, durante una reunión en la capital mexicana, informó la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) de México.

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

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.

07 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP, the European Union (EU) and the Government of El Salvador (GOES) launched the El Niño Phenomenon response project in Central American Dry Corridor.

  • Ms. María Albelina Torres, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of El Salvador in Rome, visited two WFP programs in order to familiarize with operations in the field.

  • The launch of the Municipal Committee of Food and Nutritional Security (COMUSAN) was held in the municipality of Arcatao, department of Chalatenango.

07 Feb 2017 description

Costa Rica - Experts from seven Mesoamerican countries who work with unaccompanied migrant children transiting the region have taken part in a regional training organized by IOM in Costa Rica.

03 Feb 2017 description

01 de febrero 2017

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 1 de febrero de 2017 (ACNUR) - La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) celebra la incorporación de la protección de los derechos humanos de las personas refugiadas, así como la implementación de políticas que promuevan su inclusión en el artículo 25 de la Constitución de la Ciudad de México.

02 Feb 2017 description

Mesoamérica necesitará redoblar sus esfuerzos para cumplir el Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero

01/02/2017 El Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en Mesoamérica, que publica la FAO, recoge las políticas, estrategias y buenas prácticas desarrolladas en los países de la región para reducir la prevalencia de subalimentación.

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