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28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

28 Apr 2016 description

Apaneca, 26 de abril de 2016. La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), el Gobierno de El Salvador mediante el Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (CONASAN) y el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) celebraron los logros de PROGRESANDO EL SALVADOR, un proyecto que trajo alivio a miles de familias salvadoreñas en pobreza extrema e inseguridad alimentaria que fueron duramente afectadas la crisis de la roya del café y la sequía.

28 Apr 2016 description

MÉXICO, D.F., 27 de abril de 2016 (ACNUR) - Los países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe están comprometidos a facilitar la naturalización como solución para los migrantes y refugiados apátridas. Recientemente, varios gobiernos de la región han comenzado a tomar medidas en este sentido. En Bolivia, una resolución adoptada por el Ministerio de Gobierno establece un procedimiento especial para eliminar el requisito de demostrar un periodo mínimo de residencia, y reduce considerablemente los gastos de naturalización.

27 Apr 2016 description

GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS

• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.

• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

26 Apr 2016 description

As delivered

Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are given a tremendous opportunity to help the millions of people, families, and communities affected by one of the strongest El Niño episodes in history. Together, we must now act to prevent enormous suffering by supporting the national and international response to the immediate needs and indeed for longer-term resilience.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

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 droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

23 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update of 14 April, no new countries or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

22 Apr 2016 description

Abnormal dryness over the Greater Horn of Africa despite recent increase in rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

  • 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

21 Apr 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 20 de Abril 2016
Fuente: La Prensa Gráfica

Los meses de enero y febrero fueron los más secos en lo que va de 2016. Además, el fenómeno de El Niño se está debilitando gradualmente para pasar a una fase neutra hacia el final del primer semestre, es decir, mayo-junio. Así lo informó el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN), tras presentar los resultados del XLIX Foro del Clima, realizado hace una semana.

21 Apr 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 20 de Abril 2016
Fuente: Diario Co Latino

Para eliminar la situación de riesgo que enfrentaban los habitantes de la colonia Las Margaritas, en el barrio San Jacinto, San Salvador, durante la época de lluvias por la crecida del río Acelhuate, el Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP), ejecutó obras de protección en la zona.

21 Apr 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

21 Apr 2016 description

Projected Food Assistance Needs for October 2016

21 Apr 2016 description

The current El Niño episode may be among the strongest on record (Earth Institute 2015). This year again, serious localized production shortfalls have occurred or are expected, creating an urgent need for policy actions to ensure adequate food supply and food mobility from surplus to deficit regions.