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30 Sep 2016 description
report Guardian

A gloomy group of men and women watch in silence as a truckload of armed soldiers slowly drive past the basketball court where they are living in makeshift plastic shelters.

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30 Sep 2016 description

Costa Rica - Students, government officials, non-governmental organizations and journalists are some of the nearly 7,000 people that in the last three years have participated in IOM’s training and awareness programmes, addressing prevention of human trafficking in the Mesoamerican region.

Through these training activities, participants have obtained tools that will allow them to identify risky situations, vulnerable populations, and how to care for and protect victims of human trafficking.

29 Sep 2016 description


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

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description

By Huma Haider


Is there evidence that the degree of respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) during an armed conflict affects peace processes (improves the prospects for peace-making)?


26 Sep 2016 description

En marco del proyecto Llamamiento Sequía, Cruz Roja Salvadoreña habilitó cuatro tanques de agua más, para contribuir con comunidades de San Miguel que se encuentran afectadas por el cambio climático en el país y no cuentan con el vital líquido que es indispensable en el día a día de la población.

Con la instalación de los nuevos tanques se suman nueve contenedores de agua que brindarán respuesta a la problemática de diversas comunidades que atiende el proyecto en San Miguel, proporcionándoles líquido potable para el consumo humano.

26 Sep 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa Gráfica

El reporte del clima del Ministerio del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) predecía fuertes lluvias durante el sábado y ellas no tardaron en llegar. En horas del mediodía y la tarde se registraron fuertes tormentas en todo El Salvador, las cuales dejaron su huella en algunas carreteras.

25 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN

By Andrew Connelly

“I will never forget the trauma I experienced when I crossed the border and then what happened in the detention centre. When we arrived, we thought the government would be able to help refugees who are seeking a safe place. Instead, we suffered.”

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24 Sep 2016 description
report ACT Alliance
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Más de dos mil familias afectadas por la sequía que asoló la región centroamericana en 2015, serán beneficiadas con el proyecto “Respuesta a la crisis Alimentaria por el fenómeno del Niño y la Niña”.

Esta iniciativa es un esfuerzo de la Alianza ACT, que a través de sus foros en Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras, beneficiará a 2,626 familias de los citados países, para paliar las pérdidas provocadas por las pocas lluvias o falta de esta en los territorios.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

23 Sep 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 47 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 8 September 2016, Saint Kitts and Nevis has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Highlighted below is a summary of the Zika epidemiological situation by sub-regions of the Americas.

22 Sep 2016 description


 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

21 Sep 2016 description


The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

19 Sep 2016 description


  • Se registran 8.2 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en América Latina y el Caribe desde enero a agosto de 2016.

  • En América Central, la violencia perpetrada por grupos criminales o maras es una de las principales causas que llevan a las personas a buscar protección.

  • Desde finales de 2015, la sequía registrada en Bolivia se ha empalmado a la época seca (mayo-octubre) y se ha extendido al oriente y sur del país, afectando a cerca de 740,000 personas.

19 Sep 2016 description


  • 8.2 million people affected by disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean from January to August 2016.

  • In the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA), ongoing and widespread violence perpetrated by criminal groups or gangs is one of the main causes that people seek protection.

  • Since late 2015, the drought in Bolivia has continued through the dry season (May to October) and spread to the east and south of the country, affecting more than 740,000 people.

19 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • While the 2015-2016 El Niño weather event is now over, humanitarian needs continue to grow, and are not expected to peak until early 2017 as food security continues to deteriorate in many regions. WFP, working closely with partners on the ground, is rapidly scaling up life-saving operations for communities reeling from the catastrophic effects of El Niño.

19 Sep 2016 description

On 19 September, leaders from all over the world will meet to adopt the New York Declaration, coming together to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants”.