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25 Jul 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Edgardo Ayala

SAN SALVADOR, Jul 23 2016 (IPS) - The ruling of the highest court to repeal the amnesty law places El Salvador in the dilemma of deciding whether the country should prosecute those who committed serious violations to human rights during the civil war.

It also evidences that, more than two decades after the end of the conflict in 1992, reconciliation is proving elusive in this Central American country with 6.3 million inhabitants.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description
report Redhum

El Salvador, 20 de Julio 2016
Fuente: Diario El Mundo

Fuertes lluvias se esperan a partir de agosto: existe un 60 % de probabilidad de que La Niña se desarrolle en el trimestre agosto a octubre. Si es así, las posibilidades de que haya temporales de lluvia aumentarían, informó ayer el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN).

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 15 June a team of collaborators of McCormick El Salvador visited La Palma, one of the territories where NUTRIMOS El Salvador project is implemented. They participated in a training on Good Practices in Nutrition, tasted food samples prepared with Super Cereal Plus and visited the home of a person receiving WFP Assistance.

21 Jul 2016 description

By Gabriel Cardona-Fox

As an invisible humanitarian crisis intensifies as a result of drug and criminal violence in Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle, a regional call to action provides reason to be cautiously optimistic.

20 Jul 2016 description

Resumen del comportamiento hidrológico en la primera mitad de la época lluviosa 2016

20 Jul 2016 description

Tuesday July 19:

In the bid to overcome the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV, informing people of their rights and giving them the means to access these rights is a genuine game changer.

"The law has a huge role to play in the response to HIV," said David Patterson, Senior Legal Expert at the International Development Law Organization, on the sidelines of AIDS 2016 in Durban.

19 Jul 2016 description

La Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja(FICR) y Save the Children firmaron un convenio de cooperación que beneficiará a más de 2 millones de personas afectadas y en riesgo de adquirir el virus Zika en América Latina y El Caribe.

19 Jul 2016 description

Hunger: More than a moral outrage

The statistics are shocking, so utterly appalling as to be beyond comprehension: 780 million people deprived of sufficient nourishment; three million under-fives dead from hunger in just one year; and, 66 million primary school children sent to class every day on empty stomachs.

Tragically, this is not the trailer for some postapocalyptic sci-fi blockbuster, but hard truths about the world we live in.

19 Jul 2016 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Save the Children International signed a cooperation agreement that will benefit more than 2 million people affected and at risk of acquiring the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

18 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated the central and coastal provinces of Ecuador, 30,000 people remain in shelters.

  • UNHCR and OCHA are coordinating Protection Working Groups focused on the humanitarian impacts of violence in Northern Triangle countries.

  • The World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, Turkey, 23-24 May) was a pivotal moment for the global humanitarian agenda.

7.3 million people affected by disasters in 2016

18 Jul 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

16 Jul 2016 description

15 de julio de 2016. En marco de las acciones realizadas por Cruz Roja Salvadoreña para erradicar la propagación del mosquito transmisor del zika, dengue y chikungunya; se entregó insumos de protección ante la picadura del mosquito a un aproximado de 1 mil 500 familias del municipio de Soyapango.

La estrategia es parte de la ejecución del proyecto “Plan Nacional de Respuesta ante el Brote epidémico del virus Zika”, financiado por la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y Media luna Roja (FICR) y ejecutado por Cruz Roja Salvadoreña desde marzo de este año.

15 Jul 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2017

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

WHO and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations 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. The 2015/2016 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.

13 Jul 2016 description

Funcionarios del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) provenientes de una decena de países de América Latina y el Caribe se encuentran en El Salvador para evaluar del 11 al 13 de julio a Compras para el Progreso (P4P por sus siglas en inglés), una iniciativa global que apoya a los pequeños agricultores a mejorar su producción, generar ingresos y lograr acceso al mercado local para vender sus productos.