Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and the Caribbean Issue 13 | 1 January - 31 March 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19 natural disasters affected about 553,000 people in the region in the first quarter of 2013. Floods affected 71 per cent of all affected people.

  • Brazil is the region’s top donor, contributing $106 million to humanitarian response since 2000.

  • Stronger engagement from humanitarian partners is needed on the issue of violence in the region. 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world are in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • A resurgence of coffee rust fungus is threatening the livelihoods of 1.7 million people in Central American and the Caribbean.

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