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21 May 2015 description

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) ha recibido una contribución de US$5 millones del Programa de Alimentos para la Paz de USAID (USAID/FFP) para proporcionar asistencia alimentaria a 87,145 personas y ayudar a la recuperación de los efectos prolongados de la sequía del año pasado en Honduras y Guatemala.

21 May 2015 description

PANAMA CITY –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$5 million from the USAID’s Food for Peace Programme (USAID/FFP) to provide food assistance to 87,145 people to help them recover from the prolonged impact of last year’s drought in Honduras and Guatemala.

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

20 May 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

18 May 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Important achievements have been made in the Caribbean in disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction. However there is still room for further improvement in terms of institutionalization of tools and processes. The change in the HIP will consolidate the work made on seismic risks and will allow concretizing linking relief, rehabilitation and development opportunities with EU Delegations. In addition, more synergies will be sought with the private sector in the region.

18 May 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

As per the 2012–2016 country strategy, WFP El Salvador supports the development of sustainable government-run social protection programmes, nutrition-oriented interventions, and restores food security and livelihoods through assistance to vulnerable groups affected by recurrent natural disasters in El Salvador.

16 May 2015 description
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Description of the Disaster

Tropical storms in the Southern Hemisphere have affected the Pacific coasts of countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, among others. An unusual phenomenon, which occurred 2 to 4 May 2015, produced waves that were two meters above sea level that left behind dozens of victims, evacuees and damage to infrastructure on the Pacific Ocean side of Central America.

15 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increase the risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.

15 May 2015 description
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En el salvadoreño cantón de El Portillo, municipio de San Isidro (departamento de La Unión), los veranos se han prolongado y las lluvias se han convertido en un fenómeno prácticamente inexistente. Llueve poco, y cuando lo hace, es en forma de tormentas que poco benefician a los habitantes de la zona.

14 May 2015 description
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El Salvador, 13 de Mayo 2015
Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

La medida es preventiva, ya que Protección Civil informó que en la zona, las olas ya ingresaron 25 metros fuera de la línea de playa.

Al menos 56 familias fueron evacuadas por prevención la mañana del miércoles en Barra Ciega, Sonsonate, a causa del fuerte oleaje que afecta la costa salvadoreña.

Protección Civil indicó en su cuenta de Twitter que se trata de unas 251 personas en total, las que han dejado la zona, que ya estaba susceptible por el aleaje anterior.

13 May 2015 description

Las autoridades del Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil presentaron el Plan Invernal 2015, que se desarrollará durante la época de invierno, con el fin de establecer las medidas y estrategias de prevención necesarias para la pronta atención de posibles emergencias.

13 May 2015 description

Petrocaribe y FAO desarrollan los mecanismos de financiamiento e implementación del Plan de Acción “Hugo Chávez Frías” para la Erradicación del Hambre y la Pobreza.

Santiago de Chile, 11 de mayo de 2015 – Hambre cero en toda la Zona Económica Petrocaribe es la meta final del plan de erradicación del hambre Hugo Chávez Frías, el cual trabaja con 21 países para lograr la plena seguridad alimentaria.

13 May 2015 description

San Salvador, 11 de mayo de 2015. Durante la décima reunión extraordinaria, la Comisión Nacional de Protección Civil, presidida por el Ministro de Gobernación y Desarrollo Territorial, Arístides Valencia abordó diversos temas de prevención y mitigación de riesgos, con el fin de brindar protección y auxilio a la población.

13 May 2015 description

El Secretario para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director General de Protección Civil,
Jorge Antonio Meléndez, en el marco de la ALERTA NARANJA emitida el pasado 9 de mayo, y debido al pronóstico emitido por el MARN de Oleaje más rápido y de mayor altura a presentarse el día 13 de mayo en las costas salvadoreñas, reitera las siguientes recomendaciones.

  • Se prohíbe totalmente el acceso al Muelle de La Libertad, en toda su longitud durante las 24 horas que se presente este fenómeno dada su afectación.

12 May 2015 description

Desde el pasado fin de semana Cruz Roja Salvadoreña se ha hecho presente en las costas salvadoreñas para brindar su labor humanitaria, guardavidas voluntarios y socorristas auxiliaron y brindaron atención, evacuando a decenas de personas afectadas por las altas olas suscritas en las zonas costeras de los distintos departamentos del país.

12 May 2015 description

Destacados

  • AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE: La tormenta tropical Ana se convierte en el primer ciclón tropical de la pretemporada de huracanes en el Atlántico. Dicha temporada iniciará de manera oficial el día 1 de junio y finalizará el 30 de noviembre de 2015.

  • CHILE: OCHA ha movilizado fondos de emergencia CERF para apoyar la respuesta a las inundaciones por un monto de $US 780,000 en los sectores de salud, gestión de albergues y agua y saneamiento.

12 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: Tropical Storm Ana became the first tropical cyclone of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane preseason. The hurricane season officially starts on 1 June and ends on 30 November 2015.

  • CHILE: OCHA mobilized US$780,000 from the CERF funds to support the response to the floods. The funds will be implemented in the sectors of health, shelter and water and sanitation.

  • EL SALVADOR: National authorities are assisting the people affected by high tides in coastal area of the country.

12 May 2015 description

May 11, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Today, IFPRI is launching a new Spanish-language web portal that focuses on food and nutrition security in Central America. The objective of the portal is to provide a set of indicators on food and nutrition security and early warning mechanisms as well as opportunities for dialogue among policymakers, researchers, the private sector and others seeking to increase the resilience of the world’s poor to possible food-related crises, including price and climate shocks.

08 May 2015 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Very poor rainfall since February, combined with five consecutive weeks of virtually no rainfall since midMarch, has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia, Djibouti, and eastern Eritrea.

  2. Seasonally above-average rainfall, combined with heavy rainfall forecast across eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, is expected to increasethe risk for localized flooding along the Jubba and Shabelle River basins in Somalia.