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02 Dec 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian students attending programs through the Don Bosco Industrial Polygon Foundation (EDYTRA) in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador, have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” Don Bosco Industrial Polygon provides several different programs that help at-risk children and older youth.

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

Mensajes clave

•En general, las siembras de Postrera evolucionan con normalidad. No obstante, en áreas focalizadas recurrentes a sequía del Corredor Seco (el Sur y Sur-Occidente de Honduras; el Occidente y Oriente de El Salvador; y las regiones central y norte de Nicaragua), se han registrado daños por factores diversos, como la prolongación de días sin lluvia durante la fase de floración, enfermedades fungosas por exceso de lluvia y proliferación de la plaga del Pulgón Amarillo (melanaphis sacchari/sorghi), en la producción de sorgo.

01 Dec 2016 description

Maize, beans, and rice are the main source of calories and protein in the diet in El Salvador. In times of acute stress, sorghum may also be consumed. Maize, beans, and sorghum are produced by smallholders and larger farmers in the country, but rice is almost entirely imported. Central Market at Gerardo Barrios in San Salvador, the capital city, serves both as the principal market in the country and as a regional market which can influence prices in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Santa Ana and Ahuachapan are important markets in the West with strong trade connections to Guatemala.

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

Key Messages:

  • In general, Postrera crops have developed normally. However, in localized areas that have experienced recurrent drought in the Dry Corridor (southern and southwest Honduras; western and eastern El Salvador; and the central and northern regions of Nicaragua), damages have been registered due to various factors, such as the extension of days without rain during the flowering stage, crop diseases due to excessive moisture, and the prevalence of Pulgón Amarillo (melanaphis sacchari/sorghi), in sorghum crops.

01 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.

30 Nov 2016 description

Resumen

  • Por quinto año consecutivo, se registraron lluvias irregulares en el territorio nacional. La lluvia anual de 2016 alcanzó los 1510 mm, muy por debajo del promedio de 1867 mm. Aunque no se registraron sequías meteorológicas fuertes, 2016 se ubica entre los tres años más deficitarios de los registros, y que podría convertirse, incluso, en el año más seco históricamente registrado.

30 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 de noviembre, 2016 — En los últimos años, el número de migrantes y refugiados provenientes de Centroamérica, en particular de Honduras y El Salvador, se ha incrementado de manera importante, por lo que la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) ha calificado la situación como severa.

Renata Dubini, directora de ACNUR para las Américas subrayó la gravedad de la situación, sobre todo en los lugares donde se siente más la presencia del crimen organizado.

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:

25 Nov 2016 description

El huracán Otto, de categoría 2, sigue aumentando su fuerza en dirección a la Costa Caribe Sur de Nicaragua con vientos de 175 km/h, informa el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (CNH) de Estados Unidos. Otto estaría debilitándose al momento de impactar tierra, y podría degradarse a tormenta tropical para la noche del jueves (24 de noviembre). El centro del fenómeno estaría alcanzando las costas del Pacífico sur de Nicaragua o del norte de Costa Rica esta noche. En Costa Rica la Comisión de Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) declaró que el país estará en “alerta total” las próximas 48 horas

25 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.
24 Nov 2016 description

Quake comes after hurricane Otto hit land near southeastern coast of Nicaragua, where thousands had already been evacuated from vulnerable coastal areas and into shelters

By Nelson Renteria

SAN SALVADOR, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of any quake damage.

24 Nov 2016 description

Otto es un huracán de categoría 2 (24 de noviembre 13:00 ET). El sistema tocó tierra en la costa sur de Nicaragua se encuentra ubicado a 140 km al este de Limón, Costa Rica y 110 km of Bluefields, Nicaragua. Otto lleva vientos de 175 km/h. Hay alerta de huracán para las costas Caribe de Costa Rica y Nicaragua y alerta de tormenta tropical para las costas del Pacífico en ambos países. Una vigilancia de huracán se mantiene para partes de la costa de Panamá y el norte de Nicaragua.

Costa Rica

24 Nov 2016 description

Otto is a category 2 hurricane (24 November 13:00 ET).  The system has made landfall in Nicaragua 140 km east of the province of Limón in Costa Rica and 110 km from the city of Bluefields in Nicaragua. Winds from Otto are at 175 km/h. Hurricane alerts are in effect for the Atlantic coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua and Tropical storm alerts are in effect for the Pacific coasts of both countries.  A hurricane watch remains in effect for coastal areas of Panama and Northern Nicaragua.

Costa Rica