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03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux

PREFACE

02 Jun 2015 description

OVERVIEW

 Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region.
Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

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.

03 Feb 2015 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las lluvias continúan afectando a Bolivia. El departamento de Beni ha sido declarado en alerta roja. Se estima que 65,000 personas están afectadas.

  • MIGRANTES: La situación de los niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes continúa preocupando a la comunidad humanitaria. El informe “Niños en Fuga” de ACNUR aborda el tema a profundidad; las causas y riesgos que enfrentan los menores en su travesía

  • BROCA DEL CAFÉ: Brasil declaró emergencia fitosanitaria debido a la infestación de cafetales por broca.

03 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains: Bolivia continues to be affected by rains. An estimated 65,000 people are affected. A red alert is active for the department of Beni.

  • MIGRANTS: The humanitarian community remains concerned about the situation of migrant children and teens. UNHCR’s report “Children on the run” addresses the issue in more depth - the causes and risks children face on their journey.

  • COFFEE BORER BEETLE: Brazil has declared a phytosanitary emergency for an infestation of the coffee borer beetle

30 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • HEAVY RAINS: Yellow alert in Uruguay for heavy storms. At least four deaths in the USA after a tornado hit Mississippi and Louisiana.

  • EARTHQUAKE: A 5.5 degree (Richter) earthquake occurred on Friday, December 26, in Panama causing no damage.

  • 10 YEARS AFTER THE TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA: On the 10th anniversary of the tsunami that devastated Indonesia, the United Nations highlights the importance of disaster preparedness activities.

30 Dec 2014 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Alerta amarilla en Uruguay por fuerte temporal y, al menos, cuatro fallecidos en EEUU tras el paso de un tornado por Mississippi y Louisiana.

  • SISMO: Un sismo de 5.5 grados en la escala de Richter se registró el viernes, 26 de diciembre, en Panamá sin causar daños ni afectaciones.

  • 10 AÑOS DE TSUNAMI EN INDONESIA: Naciones Unidas destaca la importancia de las actividades de preparación ante desastres cuando se cumplen 10 años del tsunami que arrasó Indonesia.

08 Oct 2014 description

ALBAY PROVINCE, Philippines, October 08, 2014 — The U.S. government has provided Php4.4 million to assist displaced families affected by the Mayon Volcano in Albay province.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology placed Mayon Volcano under Alert Level 3, which prompted the Provincial Government of Albay to evacuate more than 12,000 families living within the six-kilometer radius permanent danger zone.

29 Jul 2014 description

Destacados

  • AMÉRICA CENTRAL: Unos 52,000 niños han sido detenidos por las autoridades en Estados Unidos, intentando ingresar de forma ilegal al país. Ya iniciaron las repatriaciones hacia sus respectivos países de origen.

  • PERÚ: Unas 130 familias están en proceso de ser reubicadas debido a riesgos ya que viven cerca al Volcán Ubinas.

  • URUGUAY: Inundaciones repentinas en Uruguay obligaron a la evacuación de 230 personas.

Migrantes

América Central y México

29 Jul 2014 description

Highlights

  • CENTRAL AMERICA: About 52,000 children have been detained by authorities in the United States, attempting to illegally enter the country. The process of deportation to home countries has begun.

  • PERU: About 130 families are being relocated due to the high risk presented by close proximity to the Urbinas Volcano.

  • URUGUAY: Flash floods in Uruguay forced 230 people to evacuate their homes.

Migrants

Central America and Mexico

04 Apr 2014 description

OVERVIEW

· Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

20 Feb 2014 description

Medan - Ambassador Robert Blake provided an additional $200,000 for logistical support as part of the ongoing emergency response to the Mount Sinabung eruptions in North Sumatra. The U.S. government is supporting operations and logistics through Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as the agency continues to manage the emergency response to the Mt. Sinabung eruptions in Karo District, and assist affected populations. This funding is in addition to the $100,000 released on February 6 to provide critical supplies to those displaced in the aftermath of the eruptions.

10 Feb 2014 description

Friday, February 7, 2014
Danumurthi Mahendra
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JAKARTA – In response to the ongoing eruptions of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, United States Ambassador Robert Blake offered $100,000 to support the Government of Indonesia’s response. The U.S. government, through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing humanitarian relief items to people residing in evacuation centers.