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19 Jan 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever (Figure 1). In 2017, Brazil reported the occurrence of an outbreak in the state of Minas Gerais and epizootics in the neighboring state of Espírito Santo.

In Brazil in 2015, 9 cases of jungle yellow fever were confirmed in three states: Goias (6), Pará (2), and Mato Grosso del Sur (1), with a case fatality rate of 55.5%. In 2016, six cases were confirmed in the states of Goiás (3), São Paulo (2), and Amazonas (1).

18 Jan 2017 description

2,645 people have been affected and 1,122 houses have been damaged as reported by the Civil Defense Region Office. 15.3 km of paved roads and 41.11 km of roads have been affected by the rains. The Regional Platform of the Civil Defense declared a permanent alert. (M: ANDINA)

10 Jan 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever.

Brazil confirmed six human yellow fever cases in 2016 and the number of epizootics, especially in the state of São Paulo, increased considerably during 2016 in comparison to previous years.

31 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at record level

  • Cereal prices stable in October, but remained higher than year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

21 Dec 2016 description

19 houses collapsed in Vila Vila after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred: The Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) of Puno reported that 19 homes collapsed in the district of Vila Vila, Lampa Province, Puno region after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on December 16. The majority of these homes have been previously affected by the earthquake which occurred in the area on December 1. Those affected are refugees in the local municipality; no injuries have been reported.

15 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • While chronic child malnutrition fell over the last decade, anaemia has experienced an upward trend since 2011, affecting 43 percent of children under three.
  • High exposure to recurring disasters threatens the food security of vulnerable populations.
  • The new Government aims to reduce chronic child undernutrition from 14% to 6.4%, and to eliminate extreme poverty and child anemia by 2021.

WFP Assistance

14 Dec 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, up to epidemiological week (EW) 47, three countries reported cases of jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Since the publication of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Yellow Fever Epidemiological Update of 9 November 2016 up to EW 47 of 2016, Brazil confirmed two epizootics in nonhuman primates (NHP) in the state of Sao Paulo, one in the municipality of Severínia and another in Cajobi.

12 Dec 2016 description

The Government extended the state of emergency due to imminent risk of landslides in the districts of San Juan de Siguas and Majes, Arequipa region. The extension began on December 10, for 30 days, during which the response and risk prevention actions should be completed. (M: ANDINA

08 Dec 2016 description

A state of emergency has been declared in more than half of the country- Update: On December 7 a state of emergency was declared in more than half of the country (18 of 25 regions) due to an acute drought that is affecting most of the coastal and Andean region. This emergency will last 60 days, during which the Central Government will implement immediate response and risk reduction actions to avoid damage to the agricultural sector and water shortenings.

08 Dec 2016 description

A state of emergency has been declared in more than half of the country- Update: On December 7 a state of emergency was declared in more than half of the country (18 of 25 regions) due to an acute drought that is affecting most of the coastal and Andean region. This emergency will last 60 days, during which the Central Government will implement immediate response and risk reduction actions to avoid damage to the agricultural sector and water shortenings.

08 Dec 2016 description

LIMA, 8 December 2016 – Peru is harnessing the power of business to reduce the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards, thanks to the creation of a national chapter of the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.

The alliance, known for short as ARISE, was set up last year by UNISDR and its partners to help companies play their part in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year blueprint adopted by the international community in March 2015.

02 Dec 2016 description
  • 11 homes destroyed by strong winds and heavy rains in the districts of Apurimas: Strong winds accompanied with rainfall left 11 families affected in the districts of Colcabamba and Toraya, in the province of Aymaraes, Apurimac region. The winds and rains caused downed power lines and affected electricity. The Provincial Municipality of Aymareas Civil Defense Office, reported that its damage and needs analysis is being coordinated with the Regional Government of Apurímac delivery of humanitarian aid.

02 Dec 2016 description

Homes made of adobe in the province of Lampa have completely collapsed in the quake

Dec 1 (Reuters) - A shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday close to Lake Titicaca, damaging homes and downing some communication lines in a remote Andean province.

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02 Dec 2016 description

MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE: 7 .1/10

Intensity class VII:
People have difficulty standing. Drivers on the road feel their cars shaking. Furniture may be overturned and broken. Loose bricks fall from buildings and masonry walls and cracks in plaster and masonry may appear. Weak chimneys may break at the roofline. Damage is slight to moderate in well-built structures; considerable in poorly constructed buildings and facilities.

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29 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at record level

  • Cereal prices stable in October, but remained higher than year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast at record level

  • Cereal prices stable in October, but remained higher than year earlier

Cereal production in 2016 estimated at high level

25 Nov 2016 description

Less rain due to climate change and last year's El Nino weather pattern have made the Amazon drier than usual, scientists have said

LIMA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Wildfires have torn through more than 22,000 hectares (54,363 acres) of forest, protected areas and farmland in drought-stricken parts of Peru as the Andean country suffers one of its driest periods in years, authorities said on Thursday.

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23 Nov 2016 description

The Cajamarca Health Management declared a regional green alert in all the health facilities in the region until December 31 due to the multiple fires. The purpose of the alert is to develop immediate response actions in case there is damage to the health facilities caused by the fires. (M: RPP)