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Haiti + 33 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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Haiti + 37 others
Successful Caribbean test demonstrates progress in regional tsunami readiness

Over 44,000 people from 30 Members States and 15 of the territories* in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions participated in the second full scale regional tsunami exercise held on March 20, 2013.

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Haiti + 36 others
Full-scale test today of Caribbean tsunami warning system

Thirty-two countries* will participate in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise in the Caribbean on 20 March 2013. The goal is to test the reaction capacity in countries of the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the East Coast of Canada and the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda. The exercise was organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Haiti + 6 others
Resumen de emergencias del 5 al 13 de noviembre

HAITI

Incremento de casos de cólera

Detectado por el Sistema de Alerta y Respuesta en los Departamentos del Norte, Noreste y Centro, alrededor de 200 nuevos casos en los dos últimos días, diseminados por diferentes localidades. El incremento de casos se ha identificado también en los Departamentos del Sur, Sudeste, Nippes, Artibonite y Oeste, tras el paso del Huracán Sandy.

Frente frío 8-9 de Noviembre

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Haiti + 6 others
Emergency Summary 5-13 November, 2012

HAITI

Increase in cholera cases

Detected by the Alert and Response System in the North, Northeast and Center Departments, around 200 new cases within the past two days, distributed in different villages.

The increase on cholera cases had been also identified in the South, Southeast, Nippes, Artibonite and West Departments after the Hurricane Sandy

Floods 8-9 November

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Colombia + 15 others
Update on UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Sixty-third session

Geneva, 1-5 October 2012

A. Situational analysis including new developments

In the Americas region, the implementation of pledges made during the Ministerial Intergovernmental Event1, held in December 2011, have been consolidated in the following areas:

Statelessness

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Mexico + 32 others
Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Abr-May-Jun 2012

  • La sequía en EE.UU., que afecta al 63 % de las tierras cultivables, genera presiones al alza de los precios de forma inmediata e incertidumbre sobre el comportamiento de los mercados internacionales de granos en el mediano plazo. Los precios del maíz, del trigo y la soya se elevaron más de 30 % desde junio hasta mediados de julio.

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Haiti + 17 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2002 - 2011 Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Misiones UNDAC (de 1993 a enero 2011)

Qué es UNDAC?
La Evaluacion y Coordinacion ante Desastres de las Naciones Unidas (UNDAC, para su siglas en ingles) es parte del sistema internacional de respuesta a emergencias repentinas.
UNDAC fue creado en 1993. Es diseñado para apoyar a las Naciones Unidas y los gobiernos de paises afectados por desastres durante la primer fase de una emergencia repentina. Ademas, UNDAC apoya en la coordinación de la llegada de socorro internacional al nivel nacional y/o al sitio de la emergencia.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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UNDAC Missions in Americas (from 1993 to January 2011)

What is UNDAC?
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies.
UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 22 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, all countries reported unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease, except Barbados, which reported an increasing trend

- Central America reported decreasing

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 14 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease were reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease

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Argentina + 35 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 01 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Update

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained above what is expected for this time of year; however, overall trends in acute respiratory disease are decreasing

- In the Caribbean, variable trends in acute respiratory disease are being reported

- Central America reported decreasing

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 23 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- Respiratory illness activity remained above what is expected for this time of year in Canada, Mexico, and the United States; in the United States, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remained above the epidemic threshold

- The United States is investigating

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 16 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate slightly decreased compared to last week but remained above average for the sixth consecutive week. The number of influenza outbreaks remained high and these outbreaks were mostly reported

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 09 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fifth consecutive week. There was another

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 03 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week. There was a

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Argentina + 7 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 2 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week. There was a

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 26 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada and the United States, spread of influenza continues to be widespread and trends of acute respiratory disease continue to increase.

In the United States, in EW 41, outpatient influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity continued to increase, remaining

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 16 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, Mexico, and the United States, trends in acute respiratory disease continued to increase and the intensity of such diseases remained high this week. Canada has experienced increased national rate of ILI consultation, above what is expected for this time of year since EW 37.