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25 Mar 2017 description

Caracas, 24 Mar. AVN.- The Venezuelan government sent on Friday humanitarian aid to Peru, a country that is affected by heavy rains, said President Nicolas Maduro.

"The solidarity of brothers in South America is very important and Peru needs our solidarity, our love, our company and our affection". "It is very important to practice continuous solidarity in times of tragedy," he said.

Furthermore, Maduro thanked the support of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and Venezuelan special rescue groups.

21 Mar 2017 description

Caracas, 20 Mar. AVN.- La República Bolivariana de Venezuela envía este lunes un cargamento con ayuda humanitaria a Perú, nación que ha sido azotada por las intensas lluvias que han generado avalanchas y desbordes de ríos y han dejado lamentable pérdida de vidas humanas e innumerables daños materiales.

19 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Tribuna

Panamá.- Las solicitudes de refugio en Panamá se dispararon en las últimas semanas debido a que muchos inmigrantes creen, erróneamente, que esa es una vía para obtener un estatus migratorio en el país, dijo hoy a Acan-Efe la directora de la oficina encargada de recibir esos pedidos, Yaribeth Calvo.

Normalmente la Oficina Nacional para la Atención de los Refugiados (ONPAR) estaba recibiendo “a diario entre 30 y 50” solicitudes de refugio, y “en estos días” han subido a “entre 80 a 100”, precisó este viernes Calvo.

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

13 Mar 2017 description

Over 40 families affected due to heavy rains and floods - Update: Approximately 48 houses were flooded in Panamericano, Garcia de Hevia and Samuel Dario Maldonado municipalities in the north of the Tachira state due to heavy rains from last weekend. The Civil Protection and Government of Tachira have assessed 230 affected houses. 40 families currently reside in shelters. Earlier in the week, 1,000 families were isolated due to the overflow of the Quinamari River in Junin municipality.

11 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description

Nine municipalities affected by Táchira rains: Táchira Civil Protection deployed 200 officials to monitor rivers and streams in San Cristóbal, as well as in the northern and southern part of the region, due to the increase in flows by heavy rains in the last 12 hours. The rains caused the floods of the ravines La Bermeja, La Carora, La Blanca and the river Torbes in San Cristóbal.

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

09 Mar 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de las personas atendidas por Cruz Roja son sirias, ucranianas y venezolanas.

  • En relación al Programa de Reubicación y Reasentamiento de personas solicitantes de asilo y refugio desde Grecia, Italia, Líbano y Turquía, la Organización Humanitaria ha atendido a 625 personas que han sido acogidas en diferentes localidades españolas.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Gracias a la ayuda solidaria de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela la comunidad más oriental de Cuba, arrasada en octubre pasado por el huracán Mathhew, exhibe hoy una imagen colorida y renovada.

Más de 200 viviendas y varios establecimientos estatales se han recuperado tras la implementación del proyecto Barrio Nuevo, Barrio Tricolor, que en cooperación con esa nación hermana se lleva a cabo en Punta de Maisí para mejorar condiciones de vida y la visualidad del reconstruido poblado.

28 Feb 2017 description

Las nuevas propuestas de investigación están dirigidas a identificar soluciones para abordar el virus. Abarcan desde la identificación de factores de riesgo de transmisión hasta la evaluación de herramientas de diagnóstico.

26 Feb 2017 description

Del 24 al 30 de enero de 2017 la Federación Internacional de las Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR), a través de la Operación Zika, el Centro de Referencia en Preparación Institucional para Desastres (CREPD) y la Cruz Roja Venezolana desarrollaron un taller de formación de formadores sobre temas en salud relacionados al virus del Zika. El taller se llevó a cabo en Valencia, Venezuela, y 22 participantes de 10 filiales nacionales de la Cruz Roja Venezolana recibieron su certificación.

24 Feb 2017 description

Global Overview

Whether unprecedented or not, the challenges currently facing our global security are immense and cause for considerable alarm. It is difficult to think of a time in recent history when there has been such a confluence of destabilising factors – local, regional and global – hindering collective capacity to better manage violence. These overlapping risks, unchecked, could coalesce into a major crisis – indeed we are currently experiencing a spike in global conflict violence – without the safety net of solid structures to deal with it.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.

23 Feb 2017 description

The new research proposals are aimed at identifying solutions to address the virus. They range from the identification of transmission risk factors to the evaluation of diagnostic tools.

Geneva/Washington, DC, February 23, 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—A total of 17 new research proposals on Zika will be conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify solutions to address this virus, which causes congenital brain abnormalities when pregnant women are infected, and triggers Guillain-Barré syndrome in some infected people.

22 Feb 2017 description
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‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

18 Feb 2017 description

96 more families displaced: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the 53 families in Tibú and 43 in the municipality of Teorama in Norte de Santander have been forcefully displaced. These families will seek refuge in Venezuela. (M: EL ESPECTADOR)