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11 Jan 2018 description

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Ava causes flooding in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been belowaverage in South Africa.
    The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Voice of America

Un terremoto de magnitud 7,6 poderoso y poco profundo golpeó las aguas de la costa de Honduras la noche del martes, lo que provocó amenazas de tsunami y advertencias para las costas cercanas del Caribe, que luego fueron levantadas.

No hubo informes inmediatos de daños o lesiones.

De acuerdo con el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés), el terremoto tuvo epicentro en el mar frente a una zona poco poblada a 202 kilómetros al norte-noroeste de Barra Pataca y a 10 kilómetros de profundidad.

04 Jan 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while Tropical Cyclone Ava may bring heavy rainfall to Madagascar

  1. An early end to seasonal rainfall has caused a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. Seasonal moisture deficits have strengthened across several bimodal areas of Tanzania during December.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past 30 days.

22 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Edgardo Ayala

SAN SALVADOR, Dec 21 2017 (IPS) - The countries of Central America are striving to define a plan to promote the sustainable use of water, a crucial need in a region that is already suffering the impacts of climate change.

20 Dec 2017 description

18 de diciembre de 2017, Ciudad de Panamá, República de Panamá. Durante la L Reunión de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de los países del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), se presentó la Política Centroamericana de Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres (PCGIR) armonizada con el Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030, la cual fue analizada a través de un amplio proceso de consulta y consenso liderado por los Entes Rectores de Protección Civil y/o Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres de los países miembros del CEPREDENAC.

15 Dec 2017 description

La Mancomunidad Trinacional Fronteriza Río Lempa (MTFRL) hizo entrega de un reconocimiento a los Programas Regionales de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional: PRESANCA II, PRESISAN y PROGRESAN-SICA, por haber sido parte de los socios del Proyecto Hambre Cero.

Este reconocimiento se entregó en el marco de la actividad de presentación de resultados del Proyecto Hambre Cero y el mismo fue recibido por la Directora del Programa de Sistemas de Información para la Resiliencia en Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional de la Región del SICA (PROGRESAN-SICA), Patricia Palma de Fulladolsa.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.

13 Dec 2017 description

París — El Grupo Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) anunció su apoyo a la recién creada Coalición Climáticamente Inteligente del Caribe, una iniciativa público-privada que busca financiar un plan de inversión de US$8 mil millones para transformar la región en una de las primeras zonas “climáticamente inteligentes” del mundo y beneficiar a aproximadamente 3.2 millones de hogares.

05 Dec 2017 description

28.9 M required for 2017
5.4 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
23.5 M funding gap for the North of Central America Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

04 Dec 2017 description

El Salvador – Viceministros de Relaciones Exteriores y altos funcionarios de Belice, Canadá, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana participaron en la XII Reunión Anual de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la cual se cerró ayer (11/30) en San Salvador.

18 Nov 2017 description

Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

14 Nov 2017 description

This misguided development shuts our doors to children fleeing violence, gang conscription, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation in the region

CAM termination is yet another illustration of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda that people of good faith must resist together

09 Nov 2017 description

Despite a recent improvement in seasonal rainfall, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Increased seasonal rainfall was recorded in Somalia and northeastern Kenya, helping to mitigate early-season moisture deficits, although dryness remains. Average to above-average rainfall forecast in mid- November is expected to continue to provide relief to the region.

  2. Heavy rainfall continues to sustain the risk for flooding in southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.

09 Nov 2017 description
report La Tribuna

Un total de 39.884 hondureños indocumentados han regresado a su país deportados en los primeros diez meses de 2017, un 33,5 % menos que los 60.037 repatriados en el mismo período de 2016, informó hoy una fuente oficial.

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07 Nov 2017 description

The Government of Belize, with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is stepping up its climate change adaptation efforts. Belize’s Social Investment Fund (SIF), an implementing agency of the Government addressing the basic needs of the country’s most vulnerable, has set in motion plans to incorporate Climate Risk Management in its National Project Development Process.

28 Oct 2017 description

NEMO and the National Met Service hereby inform the general public that as at 2:00 p.m., showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad Area of Low Pressure (93L) located over the north western Caribbean Sea are beginning to show signs of organization. The broad Area of Low Pressure (93L) has a medium to high chance of development into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.

28 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits continue to grow in eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Moisture deficits have grown in eastern Ethiopia, southern and central Somalia, and northeastern Kenya due to poor rainfall since late September. Over central and southern Somalia, a dry weather pattern is forecast, which could worsen conditions on the ground.