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16 Aug 2017 description

This 12-month report reflects progress against the objectives as well as a revised budget to reflect changes within budgetary lines. The Haiti Red Cross Society began responding to the Zika outbreak in April 2017 through support made available from USAID within this Emergency Appeal. Their work is coordinated from the IFRC Caribbean Cluster office and a revised budget supports their inclusion in this Operation. In addition, the appeal has been extended for an additional 4 months (ending on 31 December 2017).

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) agradece las contribuciones financieras recibidas a lo largo del primer semestre de 2017, que suman un total de 3 millones 707 mil dólares. La CIDH sigue buscando recursos para alcanzar niveles de colaboraciones voluntarias equivalentes a aquellas de años anteriores para avanzar en el cumplimiento de sus mandatos de defensa, promoción y monitoreo de los derechos humanos en el continente americano.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) appreciates the financial contributions it received during the first half of 2017, which total $3,707,000. The IACHR continues to look for funding to reach the levels of voluntary contributions of previous years and fulfill its mandates to defend, promote, and monitor human rights in the Americas.

10 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

09 de agosto, 2017 — Los desastres naturales obstaculizan el desarrollo, pero algunas iniciativas de bajo costo pueden contrarrestar la amenazan que representan, aseguró Robert Glasser, jefe de la Oficina de la ONU para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNIDSR), durante una entrevista con Noticias ONU en Ginebra.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

09 de agosto, 2017 — Los desastres naturales obstaculizan el desarrollo, pero algunas iniciativas de bajo costo pueden contrarrestar la amenazan que representan, aseguró Robert Glasser, jefe de la Oficina de la ONU para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNIDSR), durante una entrevista con Noticias ONU en Ginebra.

27 Jul 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 disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease,while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

04 Jul 2017 description

Costo de la canasta básica alimentaria se redujo en mayo en Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador y República Dominicana

Según el Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe de la FAO.

03 de julio de 2017, Santiago de Chile- El costo de la canasta básica alimentaria se redujo en mayo en Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador y República Dominicana, y aumentó en Guatemala, México y Colombia, según el Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe de la FAO.

30 Jun 2017 description

Heavy rainfall continues over Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.
29 Jun 2017 description

Executive Summary

The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw revived a long-standing notion within the Alliance – that of “projecting stability”. Under this banner, the Alliance aims to promote peace and security in its broader neighbourhood using a range of means, including military action against groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as well as training for partner governments.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary

16 Jun 2017 description

Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

14 Jun 2017 description

Sistemas alimentarios de la región deben volverse más sostenibles y considerar una nutrición adecuada.

Santiago de Chile, 14 de mayo de 2017. – Los Sistemas Públicos de Abastecimiento y Comercialización de Alimentos son importantes instancias que permiten al sector público promover una oferta estable y asequible de alimentos, señaló hoy la FAO respecto a la Red Regional que actualmente reúne a 12 países en torno al tema.

26 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

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

North America

04 May 2017 description

Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.

Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).

04 May 2017 description

Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016.

Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the sheer scale of major disasters such as the earthquake in Ecuador (April 2016) and Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (October 2016).

02 May 2017 description

Proyecto de la FAO apoyará la creación de una estrategia regional de gestión del virus para disminuir la población del mosquito que transmite la enfermedad.

2 de mayo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - La FAO trabajará con los países de América Latina y el Caribe para crear una estrategia regional para disminuir el impacto del virus Zika en la seguridad alimentaria de las zonas rurales.

29 Apr 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 disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Figure 1).