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08 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 anticipated to remain below average

  • Cereal import requirements for 2016/17 marketing year estimated at high level

  • Consumer prices anticipated to increase sharply in 2016

Cereal production in 2016 forecast to remain at below‑average level

07 Dec 2016 description

Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.

07 Dec 2016 description

Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.

02 Dec 2016 description

The storm forecasted in recent days by the National Meteorological and Hydrologic Institute (INAMEH) caused flooding, material losses, deaths, missing persons and the suspension of classes in at least 5 states of the country. (M: EL UNIVERSAL)

02 Dec 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Nacional

La alcaldesa de San Diego (estado Carabobo), Rosa Brandonisio, decretó estado de emergencia por las daños que dejaron las lluvias en las urbanizaciones y los sectores El Remanso, Las Majaguas, Tulipán, Monteserino, El Morro, Bosqueserino, El Poblado, frente a la Universidad José Antonio Páez, y la avenida Don Julio Centeno.

A través de redes sociales, los vecinos reportaron que pasaron la noche sacando agua de las urbanizaciones. El agua cubrió el cofre de algunos carros. A raíz del deceso las clases fueron suspendidas.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Nacional

Protección Civil Miranda reportó que 285 viviendas, ubicadas en los municipios de esa entidad, fueron afectadas por las lluvias que caen con mayor intensidad desde el viernes hasta este jueves por la mañana.

El órgano de atención a desastres detalló que 5 hogares colapsaron, 226 se inundaron, 47 presentaron daños por deslizamiento de tierras y 7 edificios se vieron perjudicados.

La sub-región que registró más edificaciones en problemas fue los Valles del Tuy, mientras que en segundo lugar quedó Barlovento.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Nacional

Desde el domingo pasado en la noche, al menos cinco regiones se han visto afectadas por las fuertes lluvias.

Uno de los territorios con más perjuicios por esta vaguada fue el estado Nueva Esparta, específicamente el municipio Mariño, en el que resultaron dañadas 35 viviendas y 47 familias sufrieron pérdidas.

En los sectores Palguarime y Ciudad Cartón 6 y 22 viviendas, y 9 y 36 familias resultaron afectadas, respectivamente.

02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.

In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.

22 Nov 2016 description
report IRIN

By Sofia Barbarani

CARACAS, 22 November 2016

It’s barely dawn and the streets of Caracas are largely empty, except for heavy-eyed commuters heading to work and hungry Venezuelans scavenging through the rubbish for breakfast.

The men and women meticulously pick their way through foul-smelling black plastic bags in the hope of finding some edible scraps. Passers-by don’t give them a second glance. This is an increasingly common sight in Venezuela’s capital.

19 Nov 2016 description

Representantes de las Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja de Bolivia, Colombia, Perú y Venezuela se reunen en Colombia en un taller de certificación de instructores que abarca varios temas de salud enfocados en el control del Zika.

18 Nov 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015. In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 3 November 2016, Montserrat has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas

17 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Argentina and Guadeloupe

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

10 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o Montserrat, Palau

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

05 Nov 2016 description
report Carter Center

GIDAN GIMBA, NIGERIA — The health programs of The Carter Center have surpassed a major milestone: The organization on Nov. 4 celebrated assisting with the distribution of 500 million doses of donated medication to combat five neglected tropical diseases in 14 countries in Africa and Latin America.

05 Nov 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 7 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous , vector - borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015 .In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.Since th e last Zika Epidemiological Update o fOctober 2016 , no additional countries and/or territories have confirmed vector - borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas ( Figure 1 ) .

04 Nov 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Viet Nam