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World + 17 others
Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Brussels, 24 March 2014

European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries).

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Haiti + 33 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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Honduras + 12 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 6 - Volume 316

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • AMÉRICA CENTRAL: Dengue alarms the region. 51.000 confirmed cases in 2013.

  • PERÚ: A 5.7 earthquake in Arequipa left more than 1,120 people affected.

  • BOLIVIA: Around 3,000 families were affected by the drought in the El Chaco region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Guatemala + 14 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and the Caribbean Issue 12 | October, November, December 2012

Thousands of people are still dealing with the hurricane's effects, especially in Cuba where a lack of funding is hampering the response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Peru + 6 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean, Year 4 – Volume 239

HIGHLIGHTS:

 COLOMBIA: The second rainy season has affected more than 964,000 people throughout the country.

 PERU: Approximately 800 people have been affected by the overflowing of the Jucusbamba and Mayo Rivers.

 CHILE: Forest fires have affected 500 people in the regions of BioBio, Magallanes and Maule.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Colombia + 4 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Year 3 - Volume 189 - 27 December, 2010

Highlights

- COLOMBIA: Más de 2 millones de personas han sido afectadas por las lluvias. 21 países han donado USD$10.5 millones para las víctimas de las inundaciones.

- PANAMÁ: El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia ha sido activado para monitorear las lluvias. Se declarara alerta amarilla

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 22 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, all countries reported unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease, except Barbados, which reported an increasing trend

- Central America reported decreasing

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 14 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease were reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease

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Argentina + 35 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 01 Dec 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Update

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained above what is expected for this time of year; however, overall trends in acute respiratory disease are decreasing

- In the Caribbean, variable trends in acute respiratory disease are being reported

- Central America reported decreasing

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El Salvador + 4 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies: Latin America & The Caribbean - Year 2, Issue 133

HIGHLIGHTS:

URUGUAY: Local authorities evacuated over 1,540 people due to floods.

PANAMA: Some 4,184 people in the province of Darien were affected by overflowing rivers.

EL SALVADOR: Damages caused by Hurricane Ida are estimated at US$939 million.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 23 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- Respiratory illness activity remained above what is expected for this time of year in Canada, Mexico, and the United States; in the United States, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remained above the epidemic threshold

- The United States is investigating

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 16 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate slightly decreased compared to last week but remained above average for the sixth consecutive week. The number of influenza outbreaks remained high and these outbreaks were mostly reported

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 09 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fifth consecutive week. There was another

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 03 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week. There was a

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 26 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada and the United States, spread of influenza continues to be widespread and trends of acute respiratory disease continue to increase.

In the United States, in EW 41, outpatient influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity continued to increase, remaining

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 16 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, Mexico, and the United States, trends in acute respiratory disease continued to increase and the intensity of such diseases remained high this week. Canada has experienced increased national rate of ILI consultation, above what is expected for this time of year since EW 37.

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 09 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Regarding WHO qualitative indicators (See Annex 1) for monitoring of the pandemic, the three countries in North America report widespread geographic spread. There was an increasing trend of respiratory disease in Canada and Mexico, while decreasing in the Unites