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19 Sep 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • Se registran 8.2 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en América Latina y el Caribe desde enero a agosto de 2016.

  • En América Central, la violencia perpetrada por grupos criminales o maras es una de las principales causas que llevan a las personas a buscar protección.

  • Desde finales de 2015, la sequía registrada en Bolivia se ha empalmado a la época seca (mayo-octubre) y se ha extendido al oriente y sur del país, afectando a cerca de 740,000 personas.

19 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8.2 million people affected by disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean from January to August 2016.

  • In the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA), ongoing and widespread violence perpetrated by criminal groups or gangs is one of the main causes that people seek protection.

  • Since late 2015, the drought in Bolivia has continued through the dry season (May to October) and spread to the east and south of the country, affecting more than 740,000 people.

01 Sep 2016 description

El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) dará una donación de US$200.000 al gobierno mexicano para atender las necesidades básicas de la población afectada por el paso del huracán Earl en los estados de Veracruz y Puebla.

El huracán Earl tocó tierra mexicana el 5 de agosto pasado, provocando la muerte de 42 personas y causando daños en miles de hogares y afectando la infraestructura básica.

29 Aug 2016 description
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Drought/Food Insecuirty

Drought / Food Insecurity As of March 2016, 2.5 million people are food insecure in Central America (1.15 million in IPC Phase 3). Availability/access to staple foods and opportunities to generate income are very limited.

27 Aug 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday, 26 of August, began delivering vital aid to thousands of residents in Belize including acutely vulnerable asylum-seekers struggling to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Earl earlier this month.

“We are working with our UN sister agencies, our national partner Help for Progress and others in support of the admirable efforts by the Government of Belize to ensure effective help reaches those who need it most,” said Soufiane Adjali, the UNHCR representative in Belize.

23 Aug 2016 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 22, 2016 – On August 18, CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a payout of US$261,073 to the Government of Belize under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country on August 4 & 5 during Hurricane Earl. CCRIF’s prompt payment to the Government demonstrated its commitment to provide policy payouts within two weeks after a qualifying hazard event.

18 Aug 2016 description

La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados y sus socios están brindando asistencia humanitaria y de reconstrucción a las víctimas del huracán Earl, incluyendo a solicitantes de asilo del Triángulo Norte.

BELMOPAN, Belice, 17 de agosto de 2016 (ACNUR) – Jorge saca el teléfono de su bolsillo y reproduce un corto video que muestra las inundaciones y el techo de su casa que apenas se veía a la distancia, todo sumergido debajo de la masa de agua que lo rodeaba.

17 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • UNICEF delivers 430 family hygiene kits and $35,000USD to the Government of Belize for humanitarian assistance.

  • All shelters were closed on Friday, 12 August 2016 so there are no remaining people in shelters but many families are placed in temporary homes, rent free, for 2-3 months.

  • UNICEF Belize along with PAHO/WHO continues to strengthen the WASH coordination mechanisms and is in close communication with the government and other partners to identify potential areas of support.

17 Aug 2016 description

The UN Refugee Agency and its partners are to provide relief and reconstruction assistance to the victims of Hurricane Earl, including asylum-seekers from the Northern Triangle.

By: Brooke Del Greco and Giulia Batistella

BELMOPAN, Belize – Jorge pulls the phone from his pocket and plays a brief video showing flooded marshland and the barely visible rooftop of his home in the distance, all but submerged under the surrounding expanse of water.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Excelsior

El número de fallecidos por el paso de la tormenta tropical Earl por el estado de Puebla a principios de agosto ascendió a 41, con lo que ya son 54 las víctimas mortales por el fenómeno en el país, informaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

Lamento informar que hasta el momento el número de fallecidos por la tormenta tropical Earl es de 41. Mi abrazo y apoyo para sus familias", afirmó en su cuenta de Twitter el gobernador de Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Participan más de 60 voluntarios y 17 unidades de rescate en apoyo a las víctimas en el estado de Puebla
  • Despliegan voluntarios y unidades de emergencia de Cruz Roja en 5 comunidades para apoyar a los afectados.
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
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

•Se trasladan kits de cocina para entregarlos a los afectados que lo perdieron todo
•Alrededor de 40 voluntarios entregarán en propia mano la ayuda humanitaria
•Voluntarias y voluntarios asisten a personas en atención pre hospitalaria, principalmente a adultos mayores

Ciudad de México a 11 de agosto de 2016.- La Cruz Roja Mexicana envió hoy artículos para el hogar para apoyar a las personas que resultaron afectadas en Chicauxtla, una junta auxiliar, ubicada el municipio de Tlaola, la cual resultó más dañada tras el paso de la tormenta tropical Earl.

13 Aug 2016 description

A partir de esta Declaratoria, solicitada por el gobierno estatal, las autoridades contarán con recursos para atender las necesidades alimenticias, de abrigo y de salud de la población afectada

13 Aug 2016 description

The Inter- American Development Bank will support the Government of Belize’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected by Hurricane Earl with a US$200,000 grant.

The objective of the grant is to support the National Emergency Management Organization’s (NEMO) efforts to assist vulnerable populations in communities damaged by high winds and floods in various parts of the country.

12 Aug 2016 description

Flooding risks remain over East and West Africa, while Central America remains drier than normal

Africa Weather Hazards

12 Aug 2016 description

The National Coordinator for Disaster Reductions (CONRED) has responded to at least 100 emergencies in different departments of the country during the rainy season from the month of May. As a result, one hundred sixteen thousand people have been affected. Two thousand people had to be evacuated due the conditions of rain and hurricane Earl, which affected the country last week, especially in Petén and Izabal. (OS: DIARIO DE CENTRO AMERICA)

11 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No deaths or major injuries related to the passage of Hurricane Earl have been reported in the country

  • 119 people remain in shelters and others without electricity continue to take shelter with relatives

  • Water levels have started to recede in flooded rivers in the Cayo District; however, flooding remains a concern in flood prone areas, particularly in the Belize River Valley