- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Belize: Floods - Oct 2015
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Storm Ernesto - Aug 2012
- Tropical Storm Harvey - Aug 2011
- Hurricane Richard - Oct 2010
- Hurricane Paula - Oct 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.
Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).
Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016.
Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the sheer scale of major disasters such as the earthquake in Ecuador (April 2016) and Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (October 2016).
Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.
El Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones de USAID/ OFDA promueve la resiliencia de comunidades locales
A través de RDAP, USAID/OFDA ha financiado cinco acuerdos de "small grant" en la región de América Latina y el Caribe (LAC), para beneficiar a las comunidades locales, por medio de proyectos de reducción del riesgo de desastres (RRD) y gestión del riesgo.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
Qué es UNDAC?
La Evaluacion y Coordinacion ante Desastres de las Naciones Unidas (UNDAC, para su siglas en ingles) es parte del sistema internacional de respuesta a emergencias repentinas.
UNDAC fue creado en 1993. Es diseñado para apoyar a las Naciones Unidas y los gobiernos de paises afectados por desastres durante la primer fase de una emergencia repentina. Ademas, UNDAC apoya en la coordinación de la llegada de socorro internacional al nivel nacional y/o al sitio de la emergencia.
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What is UNDAC?
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies.
UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.
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- HAITI: Más de 3 mil personas afectadas por cólera, 250 muertos.
- NICARAGUA: Los casos de leptospirosis aumentan. El 58 por ciento se ubican en León.
- BELICE, HONDURAS Y MEXICO: El Huracán Richard causa daños en Belice, en Honduras y mantiene a México en alerta.
- PERU: Inundaciones en Cusco dejan 120 familias damnificadas.
- HAITI: More than 3 thousand people affected by cholera, 250 dead.
- NICARAGUA: Increase in the cases of leptospirosis. 58 per cent are in León.
- BELIZE, HONDURAS and MEXICO: Hurricane Richard causes damages in Belize and Honduras and Mexico is on alert.
- PERU: Flooding in Cusco affects 120 families.
(ACTUALIZADO EL VIERNES 8 DE OCTUBRE DE 2010, 0800AM)
1. Resumen Ejecutivo
COSTA RICA: More than 5,400 people were affected by Tropical Storm Alma and losses are estimated at 33 million US dollars.
BELIZE: At least 7,193 persons have been affected and 5 people have died due to the floods caused by Tropical Storm Arthur.
EL SALVADOR: The government upgraded the alert from Green to Yellow due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Arthur.
TROPICAL STORM ALMA
On May 28th, a tropical wave developed south of Central America, and by late afternoon the system became the first tropical depression of the 2008 season.
"This year has been a year like no other for humanitarian action, bracketed by devastating disasters, - the Indian Ocean Tsunami in the final days of 2004 and the South Asia earthquake of October 2005, on top of the worst hurricane season in living memory - and stretching all humanitarian agencies to their maximum capacity and beyond." (Introduction of Humanitarian Appeals 2006- 30 November 2005)
Currently, the Red Cross is carrying out eight emergency operations in eight countries in Central America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Belize and Haiti to assist more than 10,000 families affected by Hurricane Stan. This includes the operation in response to the Llamatepec volcano activity in El Salvador which aims to assist 21,000 people.
Mr Poul Nielson
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
The people of the Central American countries have recently seen their livelihoods battered by a combination of natural disasters: hurricanes, drought, earthquakes, and even volcanic eruptions. In addition, they are facing economic problems such as low world prices for their major exports, notably coffee. The impact has been severe. Acute malnutrition, especially among children, is reported in several rural communities in Guatemala. In Nicaragua, thousands of destitute coffee farmers have reportedly migrated to the cities in search of employment.
Cuba: WFP approves IRA/EMOP to assist 24,770 people for three months