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04 May 2017 description

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).

04 May 2017 description

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).

09 Aug 2016 description

HURRICANE EARL BELIZE

Earl touched ground as a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, 04 August.
Authorities distributed packages with food and water to the people affected, and also opened emergency shelters. Some 2,500 people were located in 94 emergency shelters, 164 are still sheltered. Earl affected 1,046 people in the departments of Quiché and Petén. 162 houses were reported with damages, and classes were suspended in the affected departments.

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09 Aug 2016 description
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HURACÁN EARL BELICE

Earl tocó tierra como huracán categoría 1 (jueves 4 de agosto). Las autoridades distribuyeron paquetes de alimentos y agua entre los afectados. Unas 2,500 personas se refugiaron en 94 albergues temporales de emergencia, de estos 164 continúan en albergues.

GUATEMALA

Earl afectó a 1,046 personas en los departamentos de Quiché y Petén. Se reportaron 162 viviendas con daños, además de la suspensión de clases en los departamentos afectados.

MÉXICO

27 Apr 2011 description

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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21 Apr 2011 description

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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01 Nov 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

h CARIBBEAN: Tropical Storm Tomas causes damages in the Caribbean. Haiti is preparing for possible impact.

h NICARAGUA: Rains continue to affect the country; cases of leptospirosis throughout the country except in the RASS.

h HAITI: Efforts to detain the cholera epidemic continue.

01 Nov 2010 description

DESTACADOS:

? El CARIBE: Tomás provoca daños en el Caribe. Haití se prepara para posible impacto.

? NICARAGUA: Las afectaciones por lluvia permanecen. Solo la RASS no presenta casos de leptospirosis.

? HAITÍ: Los esfuerzos por detener la epidemia de cólera continúan.

25 Oct 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

-  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.

25 Oct 2010 description

DESTACADOS:

-  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.

24 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama, CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and National Authorities

HIGHLIGHTS

Hurricane Dean has claimed the life of 26 persons so far.

22 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama, CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and National Authorities

HIGHLIGHTS

Hurricane Dean reached a Category 2 strength before making a second landfall on 22 August over the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Dean has now weakened to a tropical storm; however, heavy rain could result in flash flooding and mudslides.

The Government of Jamaica has confirmed two deaths as a result of hurricane Dean. The shelter population continues to decline and stands at 4,027.

21 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama, CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and National Authorities

HIGHLIGHTS

Hurricane Dean has been downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 1 hurricane on 21 August as it crossed the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

20 Aug 2007 description

(New York: 20 August): After deploying an emergency team to Peru, in the wake of the earthquake in that country late last Wednesday, and to Jamaica, ahead of Hurricane Dean, the United Nations is sending an additional emergency team to Belize, set to arrive before the same hurricane hits the Central American region.

"Thankfully the number of casualties has been remarkably low, despite the severity of Hurricane Dean," noted John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

20 Aug 2007 description


This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama and CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency)

HIGHLIGHTS

Hurricane Dean has been upgraded to a category 5 as it is expected to make landfall on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, very early Tuesday morning.

Hurricane warnings are in effect for the east coast of Central America from the border of Guatemala and Belize.