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02 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • ZIKA: World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health emergency due to Zika virus. The Zika has already been reported in at least 24 countries and territories in the region.
    United Nations Agencies, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and NGOs are already working in actions related to vector control, resource mobilization and dissemination of key messages.

02 Feb 2016 description

Destacados

  • VIRUS ZIKA: La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha declarado el virus del Zika una "emergencia global". El Zika se ha reportado ya en al menos 24 países y territorios de la región. Agencias del Sistema de Naciones Unidas, la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja (IFRC) y organizaciones no gubernamentales trabajan en acciones relacionadas con el control de vectores, movilización de recursos y difusión de mensajes clave.

27 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT: 1.4 million head of cattle are at risk in Bolivia. The government has allocated $2.5 million to address the situation.

  • RAINFALL AND FLOODING: Brazilian authorities report more than 224.700 people affected by floods (attributed to El Niño) since January.

  • ZIKA: WHO issued a warning about the spread of Zika almost all of America.
    Pregnant women should take precaution for Zika due to its possible link with the birth of children with microcephaly.

27 Jan 2016 description

Destacados

  • SEQUÍA: 1.4 millones de cabeza de ganado están en riesgo en Bolivia. El gobierno ha asignado fondos por $2.5 millones para atender la situación.

  • INUNDACIONES & LLUVIAS: Las autoridades de Brasil reportan desde enero más de 224,700 personas afectadas por las inundaciones atribuidas a El Niño.

  • ZIKA: La OMS alerta sobre la propagación del Zika a casi toda América.
    Medidas de prevención para las mujeres deben ser tomadas en cuenta debido a la posible relación del Zika con el nacimiento de niños con microcefalia.

21 Oct 2015 description

PRESENTACIÓN

La nueva normativa de gestión de riesgos incorpora, como dos de sus principios prioritarios, la protección y la atención a poblaciones que viven en condiciones de vulnerabilidad en casos de desastres y/o emergencias.

10 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKES: Strong earthquakes shook Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala without causing victims or major damages.
    National authorities continue assessing the situation in these countries.

  • RAINS: The rise of the Chapare River in Bolivia has affected at least 2,000 people and damaged crops in the Chimoré municipality.

  • TYPHOON IN PHIPILLINES: At least 23 are dead and more than a million evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby as referred to by local authorities).

10 Dec 2014 description

Destacados

  • MOVIMIENTOS SÍSMICOS: Fuertes sismos sacuden Panamá, Costa Rica y Guatemala sin causar víctimas ni daños materiales de consideración. Las autoridades nacionales continúan evaluando la situación en estos países.

  • LLUVIAS: La crecida del río Chapare en Bolivia ha dejado al menos 2,000 personas damnificadas y cultivos dañados en el municipio de Chimoré.

  • TIFÓN EN FILIPINAS: Al menos 23 personas muertas y más de un millón evacuadas tras el paso del tifón Hagupit (bautizado como Ruby por las autoridades locales).

31 Dec 2013 description

DESTACADOS

  • Los desastres ocurridos en el cuarto trimestre de 2013 (octubre, noviembre y diciembre) afectaron a unas 699,020 personas. La Sequía e inundaciones fueron los mayores desastres.

  • El Dengue en América Latina y el Caribe ha afectado a más de 2.2 millones de personas y dejado unas 1,000 muertes en 2013.
    América Central, República Dominicana y Paraguay han sido gravemente impactados.

31 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disasters in the reporting period affected 699,020 people. Drought and flooding were the biggest disasters.

  • Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean affected more than 2.2 million people and killed 1,000 in 2013. Central America, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay were the most severely affected.

  • OCHA allocated US$2.5 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by drought in Bolivia, and $85,000 in emergency funds to assist those affected by heavy rainfall in the Lesser Antilles.

21 Aug 2012 description

BRASILIA –Brasil ha proporcionado más de 300,000 toneladas de productos alimenticios a 35 países a través del PMA desde el 2011 y sus contribuciones han incrementado de 1 millón de dólares en 2007 a 75 millones de dólares a la fecha, haciendo de esta nación suramericana uno de los mayores donantes del PMA, según funcionarios brasileños y del PMA.

23 Jun 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many developing countries experience both disasters and confl ict at the same time. The interaction between the two creates and perpetuates vulnerabilities that place communities at risk, further entrenching poverty and inequality. Development trends such as climate change and unsustainable urbanization likely will make these issues worse.

22 Jun 2011 description
report Plan

Every year, more than eight million children under the age of five in developing countries die from preventable illnesses such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria; for more than half of them, malnutrition is an underlying cause of death.

Plan’s child survival programs aim to improve the survival of at-risk children in impoverished communities through sustainable, effective, and community-based solutions.

10 May 2011 description

Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can have devastating consequences for children and their futures. Where children and their families are already vulnerable, for example because of low income, poor housing, or high population density, the impact of these sudden events is more severe.

28 Apr 2011 description

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

The women whose works are presented in this publication are teachers, trainers, resource-persons and leaders—disaster recovery and development efforts should not reduce them to mere victims. disaster and development professionals, researchers, scholars and organizations partnering with grassroots women can use these case studies as examples, for ideas or for advocacy efforts.

27 Apr 2011 description

Published: 27 April 2011

This year has already witnessed enormous humanitarian challenges from the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, to the civil unrest sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa and the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Cote d’Ivoire and neighboring countries. In all of these contexts the grassroots network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is playing a pivotal role caring for the wounded, the displaced and the marginalized.