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05 May 2016 description
  • As of 4 May 2016, 57 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 44 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

  • Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

  • 44 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

04 May 2016 description

MÉXICO, D.F., 29 de abril de 2016 (ACNUR) - La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) lanza hoy la campaña digital #NiñezRefugiada para explicar al público las razones por las que niñas, niños y adolescentes son forzados a huir de la violencia en El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras.

A través de postales digitales, banners y un video animado de 30 segundos, la campaña #NiñezRefugiada invita al público a conocer más sobre las historias de las niñas y niños refugiados en el sitio web www.acnur.org/ninezrefugiada.

02 May 2016 description

MÉXICO, D.F., 29 de abril de 2016 (ACNUR) - La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) lanza hoy la campaña digital #NiñezRefugiada para explicar al público las razones por las que niñas, niños y adolescentes son forzados a huir de la violencia en El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras.

A través de postales digitales, banners y un video animado de 30 segundos, la campaña #NiñezRefugiada invita al público a conocer más sobre las historias de las niñas y niños refugiados en el sitio web www.acnur.org/ninezrefugiada.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP welcomes the Government's generous contribution of USD 1.4 million to support the drought response in El Salvador.

  • WFP is supporting the Government of El Salvador in the process of strengthening its national social protection system by making it more nutritionsensitive.

  • WFP plays a leading role in building resilience to climate shocks and disasters, and this is a key element of WFP’s response to the drought.

30 Apr 2016 description

Hogares más afectados por sequía y bajos ingresos en Crisis hasta cosechas de Primera

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30 Apr 2016 description
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Dry conditions developing in the Gulf of Guinea region and northern Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since O ctober 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

29 Apr 2016 description

Alrededor de 450 familias de la comunidad Nuevo Israel, en el municipio de San Salvador, serán beneficiadas con una obra de protección que se encuentra en fase final y que busca darles mayor tranquilidad durante la época lluviosa, evitando deslizamientos e inundaciones.

29 Apr 2016 description

Latin American and Caribbean countries are engaging the public in the fight against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever

Washington, D.C., 28 April 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — As part of Vaccination Week in the Americas (April 23 to May 2), health authorities in a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries are urging people to clean up potential mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes to prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.

29 Apr 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Hasta la fecha, 35 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika (Figura 1). Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica del 21 de abril de 2016 de la Organización Panamericana de Salud/ Organización Mundial de Salud (OPS/OMS) no hay nuevos países o territorios que hayan confirmado la transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika.

29 Apr 2016 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

29 Apr 2016 description

La principal fuente de calorías y proteínas de la dieta salvadoreña es el maíz, el frijol y el arroz. En tiempo de estrés agudo los salvadoreños consumen sorgo. El país produce maíz, frijol y sorgo a nivel de pequeños y grandes agricultores; el arroz se obtiene mayormente a través de las importaciones. El Mercado Central de Gerardo Barrios en San Salvador, la ciudad capital, es el principal mercado del país y también el mercado regional que puede influir en los precios de Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 21 April, no new countries or territories hav e confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.