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27 Mar 2017 description

Four members of the Perez family were murdered by street gangs in El Salvador. The 17 surviving relatives fled to Mexico.

By: James Fredrick and Daniele Volpe in Tapachula, Mexico

The Perez’s made a modest, comfortable living as produce and bread vendors in a tough suburb of El Salvador’s capital. All of their children studied into secondary school - and some even into university - as the matriarch, 71-year-old Maria Luz Perez watched her family legacy stretch on.

25 Mar 2017 description

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

24 Mar 2017 description

Unos 40 funcionarios encargados de la gestión de riesgos en cada país centroamericano, participaron en este encuentro regional que promueve un marco estratégico para los próximos 20 años que permita el abordaje adecuado de la reducción de riesgos de desastres en entornos urbanos.

20 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • El Salvador´s Country Strategic Plan was among the eight first plans approved by the February Executive Board. The strategy proposes a 5-years plan to support the Government in improving food security and nutrition in El Salvador.

  • The “Regional Conference on Nutrition and Social Development Policies for Central America and the Caribbean” was held in San Salvador to exchange ideas on nutrition strategies and establish strategic alliances.

19 Mar 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Tribuna

Panamá.- Las solicitudes de refugio en Panamá se dispararon en las últimas semanas debido a que muchos inmigrantes creen, erróneamente, que esa es una vía para obtener un estatus migratorio en el país, dijo hoy a Acan-Efe la directora de la oficina encargada de recibir esos pedidos, Yaribeth Calvo.

Normalmente la Oficina Nacional para la Atención de los Refugiados (ONPAR) estaba recibiendo “a diario entre 30 y 50” solicitudes de refugio, y “en estos días” han subido a “entre 80 a 100”, precisó este viernes Calvo.

18 Mar 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

17 Mar 2017 description

Germany - A new data briefing produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights a 27 percent increase in migrant deaths worldwide during 2016 compared to 2015. The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM increased significantly in many regions of the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

17 Mar 2017 description

16/MARZO/2017.-La Dirección General de Protección Civil rinde informe actualizado de la atención de los incendios ocurridos en las ÚLTIMAS 24 HORAS, de las 7:30 de la mañana de ayer miércoles 15 de marzo, hasta las 7:30 de hoy jueves 16 de marzo; así como de los incendios aún activos hasta este día.

16 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) —Experts on dengue and health professionals from 21 countries are exchanging experiences and best practices in diagnosis of dengue, clinical management of patients and surveillance this week, in a workshop organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Singapore Cooperation Program in Brasilia.

16 Mar 2017 description

La Dirección General de Protección Civil, mantiene ALERTA VERDE A NIVEL NACIONAL por la peligrosidad de incendios forestales y en maleza seca durante todo el periodo de la época seca, y se mantiene la ALERTA AMARILLA en el departamento de San Vicente.

16 Mar 2017 description

15 de marzo de 2017. Cruz Roja Salvadoreña realizó una reunión de seguimiento con la Red Nacional de Restablecimiento de Contacto entre Familiares, donde participaron voluntarios de las diversas zonas del país y personal administrativo clave para el desarrollo de este servicio.

12 Mar 2017 description

A medida que aumenta el desplazamiento debido a la violencia de las pandillas, el Alto Comisionado Asistente para la Protección destaca que la responsabilidad compartida y la preparación son necesarias para proteger eficazmente a los refugiados.

12 Mar 2017 description
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Family Separation Backgrounder

Over the past five years, the United States has seen a shift in the demographics of migrants encountered at our borders—from a majority of adult males, often from Mexico, seeking employment, to families, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles fleeing together, seeking protection in the United States, coming mostly from Central America. Tragically, U.S.

11 Mar 2017 description

As more people flee gang violence, UNHCR’s international protection chief calls for shared responsibility and preparedness to protect refugees effectively.

By: Francesca Fontanini

MEXICO CITY – The impact of insecurity and violence uprooting tens of thousands of people from the Northern Triangle of Central America is becoming increasingly evident in Mexico, UNHCR’s international protection chief said today, urging greater regional efforts to provide effective refugee protection.

11 Mar 2017 description
report Interpeace

The Salvadorian Government is actively participating in the project Comprehensive initiatives to prevent violence in El Salvador, carried out by Interpeace in this country, providing political support and technical training to at-risk youth who are in the process of developing their own productive enterprises, as a way to improve their living conditions.

11 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus since 2015 (Figure 1). In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

Highlighted below is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

10 Mar 2017 description

Key updates

  • Countries, territories and subnational areas reporting vector-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) infections for the first time since 1 February: None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations potentially associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Mexico, Saint Martin

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome cases associated with ZIKV infection for the first time since 1 February: Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago

06 Mar 2017 description
report GFDRR

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) devotes a significant proportion of its resources—up to 24 percent—to capacity-building efforts. In line with its mission, this is aimed at boosting the capacity of developing countries to better understand emerging disaster risks, reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards, and adapt to climate change. Capacity-building activities are generally integrated into GFDRR projects to support the overall objectives, rather than standalone projects.