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19 Jul 2015 description

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Panamá presentó el proyecto del Centro Logístico Regional de Asistencia Humanitaria, o “Hub Humanitario”, que adelanta en conjunto con la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas de Servicios para Proyectos (UNOPS), y que estará ubicado en el Aeropuerto de Panamá Pacífico.

Se trata del primer hub humanitario de la región, que incorporará las operaciones emergencias de diversos actores en una misma instalación logística moderna integrada, que operará 24 horas al día.

17 Jul 2015 description

Drought develops over Central America, dryness persists in East and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the central and northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

10 Jul 2015 description

Irregular rainfall to persist in Central America and Hispaniola; dryness worsens in West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

19 Jun 2015 description

El Sistema de Integración Centro Americana (SICA) y el Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) realizarán hoy y mañana, el Tercer Foro Consultivo Regional de la Política Centroamericana de Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres (PCGIR), con la participación del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD).

19 Jun 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce development, healthcare and nutrition. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe.

15 Jun 2015 description

El III Foro Consultivo Regional de la Política Centroamericana de Gestión Integral de Riesgo a Desastres (PCGIR), se realizará los días 18 y 19 de Junio, en San Salvador, El Salvador, como un espacio de consulta y diálogo que reune a las instituciones gubernamentales, organismos de la sociedad civil, sectores público y privado, y a la cooperación internacional de la región centroamericana, quienes trabajan en el ámbito de la gestión integral de riesgo hacia el desarrollo seguro y sostenible, con la finalidad de determinar los avances y …

13 Jun 2015 description
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Start of season remains slow in parts of West Africa, abnormal dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across southern Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, and north-central Nigeria.
    The lack of rainfall over the past five weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas of the region.

10 Jun 2015 description

Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.

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.

29 May 2015 description

Latin America and the Caribbean: World's first region to reach both international hunger goals

With the percentage of undernourishment falling to 5.5% and the total number to 34.3 million, LAC achieved the goal of the Millennium Development Goals and the World Food Summit.

29 May 2015 description

Porcentaje de subalimentación cayó a 5,5 % y el número total a 34.3 millones, con lo que ALC logró la meta de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación.

29 Apr 2015 description

Global Highlights

  • In Q1-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell a further 13 percent year-on-year. It is now 5 percent lower than in Q4-2014.

  • Real prices of wheat have fallen by 10 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 20 percent lower than in Q1-2014 and at their lowest levels since mid-2010, thanks to large supplies, favourable production forecasts and strong export competition.

10 Apr 2015 description

Abnormal dryness persists in central Ethiopia and bi-modal Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite an increase in rainfall during the last week, ground moisture remains below average parts of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in southern and western Ethiopia, while below-average rainfall is expected in the central parts of the country during the next week.

08 Apr 2015 description

WHAT IS THIS GUIDE ABOUT?

The aim of this guide is to provide practical, easy to follow advice on what people displaced from their homes and lands by climate change can do to get help. It is written directly for climate displaced persons and their advocates.

It explains in non-technical language what climate displacement is, what rights you are entitled to as a climate displaced person, and what you can do to protect your rights.

03 Apr 2015 description

Abnormal dryness continues to develop in central Ethiopia and bi-modal Tanzania

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite an increase in rainfall during the last week, ground moisture remains below average parts of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Moderate to heavy rains are forecast in southern and western Ethiopia, while below-average rainfall is expected in the central parts of the country during the next week.

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

06 Feb 2015 description

Contents

33 Chagas disease in Latin America: an epidemiological update based on 2010 estimates

43 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– November 2014

Sommaire

33 Maladie de Chagas en Amérique latine: le point épidémiologique basé sur les estimations de 2010

43 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-novembre 2014

09 Jan 2015 description

Heavy rainfall expected to continue in southeastern Africa

  1. Although good rainfall occurred over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.

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.