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23 Aug 2016 description

ECUADOR

The Citizen Solidarity and Joint Responsibility Law has raised about US$500 million, as of June, as response to the 16 April earthquake. Authorities have already used $140 million of this amount - $70 million for the province of Esmeraldas. Reconstruction efforts continue in the north coastal areas of Ecuador.
National authorities via El Telégrafo.

PERU

23 Aug 2016 description

DESTACADOS:

ECUADOR: La Ley Solidaria y de Corresponsabilidad Ciudadana por las afectaciones del terremoto de 16 de abril ha recaudado hasta el momento cerca de US$500 millones.

PERÚ: Cerca de 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria se enviaron la semana pasada a la provincia de Caylloma, en la región de Arequipa, para asistir a los cerca de 6,000 damnificados por el terremoto que también dejó 4 personas muertas.

21 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Universal

Migración Colombia reportó que desde la apertura gradual de la frontera entre Colombia y Venezuela, el pasado sábado 13 de agosto, han transitado por la zona más de 326 mil ciudadanos, es decir que diariamente ingresan en promedio 54 mil habitantes del país vecino.

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

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

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

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

18 Aug 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 anticipated to remain below average
  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast to increase
  • Consumer prices under strong upward pressure
  • Venezuela and Colombia agree to re‑open borders

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

16 Aug 2016 description

PERU: On 14 August, a 5.4 earthquake shook department of Arequipa, killing four people.Some 1,564 families are affected, 1,074 houses are inhabitable and 383 houses have collapsed. National and regional authorities are assisting affected people. The Government declared a 60-day state of emergency for seven districts in the province Arequipean province of Caylloma.

16 Aug 2016 description
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PERÚ: Un sismo de magnitud 5.4 ocurrió la noche del 14 de agosto en el departamento de Arequipa. El sismo ha dejado 4 muertos. Hay unas 1,564 familias damnificadas, 1,074 viviendas inhabitables y 383 colapsadas. Las autoridades nacionales y regionales realizan entrega de ayuda humanitaria a los afectados. El Poder Ejecutivo realizó una declaratoria de emergencia por 60 días en siete distritos en la provincia arequipeña de Caylloma.

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

11 Aug 2016 description

Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela | AFP | Thursday 8/11/2016 - 23:15 GMT

Venezuela and Colombia agreed Thursday to reopen pedestrian border crossings between their countries, a year after Venezuela closed the frontier in a security dispute.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he and his Venezuelan counterpart agreed in talks to open five pedestrian crossings for 15 hours a day as a first step to "open the border gradually."

11 Aug 2016 description

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Wednesday 8/10/2016 - 23:17 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos will meet Thursday in Venezuela to discuss ending a row that has kept their border closed for nearly a year, officials said.

The Colombian president's office said the two leaders would seek to "normalize" the situation along the border, which Maduro closed last year after an attack on a Venezuelan army patrol.

Maduro blamed the raid on right-wing paramilitaries from Colombia.

09 Aug 2016 description

HURRICANE EARL BELIZE

Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.

GUATEMALA

09 Aug 2016 description
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HURACÁN EARL BELICE

Earl tocó tierra como huracán categoría 1 (jueves 4 de agosto). Las autoridades distribuyeron paquetes de alimentos y agua entre los afectados. Unas 2,500 personas se refugiaron en 94 albergues temporales de emergencia, de estos 164 continúan en albergues.

GUATEMALA

Earl afectó a 1,046 personas en los departamentos de Quiché y Petén. Se reportaron 162 viviendas con daños, además de la suspensión de clases en los departamentos afectados.

MÉXICO

09 Aug 2016 description

Mérida, 08 Ago. AVN.- Más de 167.800 kilos de alimentos distribuyeron este fin de semana en el estado Mérida, en la región andina de Venezuela, los Comités Locales de Abastecimiento y Producción (CLAP) para abastecer a más de 23 mil familias.

Del total de rubros comercializados, 165.481 kilos fueron suministrados por la Corporación Mercado de Alimentos (Mercal), mientras que 2.319 kilos fueron alimentos no subsidiados por el Estado, destaca un informe de la Gran Misión Abastecimiento Soberano.

04 Aug 2016 description

As of 3 August 2016, 68 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (65 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 51 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.