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24 Jun 2016 description


  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone


24 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

How Central Americans fleeing gang violence don’t qualify

By Kristy Siegfried

Alicia* was 14 years old when she was raped by members of one of the violent criminal gangs that have made El Salvador the homicide capital of the world. Pregnant and facing the threat of further violence, she negotiated the hazardous overland route to the United States, where she had family. However, once there, she struggled to find a lawyer who would take on her asylum case.

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

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

23 Jun 2016 description

214.691 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.861 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 21/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

22 Jun 2016 description


  • Acute watery diarrhea cases confirmed in Addis Ababa

  • USAID DART visits health and nutrition programs in Somali Region

  • GoE, relief actors initiate logistics improvements


22 Jun 2016 description


  • UN predicts deteriorating food security levels across the region by July

  • Drought-affected households in Lesotho and Swaziland report urgent water needs

  • USAID contributes an additional $52 million for drought response activities in Southern Africa


21 Jun 2016 description
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  • DESPLAZAMIENTO FORZOSO Y REFUGIADOS: El aumento de la violencia de las pandillas, el narcotráfico y el crimen organizado en El Salvador,
    Guatemala y Honduras está forzando a miles de personas a huir hacia México y Estados Unidos. En 2015, las solicitudes de asilo del Triángulo Norte alcanzaron casi 110,000, en comparación con 21,000 en 2012.

21 Jun 2016 description


  • FORCED DISPLACEMENT AND REFUGEES: Increasing violence from gangs, drug trafficking and organized crime in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is forcing thousands of people to flee to Mexico and the United States. In 2015, applications for asylum in the Northern Triangle countries reached nearly 110,000, a five-fold increase since 2012.

21 Jun 2016 description

En Centroamérica la violencia crónica que agrava las recurrentes crisis económica y la incapacidad de los gobiernos para mejorar las condiciones de sus ciudadanos obligan a cientos de miles de personas a huir de sus comunidades, año tras año, en busca de su supervivencia. Al igual que en África y Oriente Medio, la huida es para muchos ciudadanos la única posibilidad para salvar sus vidas y la de sus familias.

21 Jun 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2016

21 Jun 2016 description
report Voice of America

By Daniel De Carteret

XIENG KHOUANG, LAOS— The lush green landscape of Laos’ northeastern Xieng Khouang province masks what almost a decade of conflict left behind. Millions of cluster munitions, known in Laos as “bombies,” are scattered among the rice fields and mountains, many buried deep below the surface.

18 Jun 2016 description

Concern about the effects of this year’s El Nino weather pattern on food production grew to alarm in recent months, raising the prospect of a widespread and serious food crisis. According to the UN food and agriculture agencies in Rome, the weather pattern was exacerbating already dry conditions into a persistent drought, particularly across southern Africa. We needed to bring attention to an impending emergency.

17 Jun 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 39 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de enfermedad por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 9 de junio de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio ha confirmado transmisión autóctona.

17 Jun 2016 description

213,581 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,859 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 17 June
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

17 Jun 2016 description


Walking into the Al-Bader Center in Amman, Jordan, your eyes dart to the paintings lining the wall. Some depict children’s interpretations of the recent conflicts in Syria, while others show a more hopeful future. This center, and four others like it scattered around Jordan, is a rehabilitation center where war-wounded Syrian refugees and Jordanian victims of landmines and unexploded ordnance can receive prosthetics and psychological trauma counseling.

16 Jun 2016 description

 The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

15 Jun 2016 description

210.643 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.859 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 14/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

14 Jun 2016 description

Germany - IOM reports in the latest edition of its publication Fatal Journeys Volume 2: Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants that over 60,000 migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing on sea and land routes worldwide since 1996.

According to the report released today (14 June), an estimated 5,400 migrants died or were recorded as missing in 2015. In 2016, already more than 3,400 migrants have lost their lives worldwide, this year over 80 percent of those attempting to reach Europe by sea.