- 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
21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF
New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development
• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.
UNICEF is working with partners to directly provide nonclinical care and support to 68 families with babies affected by Zika Congenital Syndrome in the Dominican Republic, and over 350 in Brazil.
Ministries of Health in the region such as in Honduras and Guatemala are reporting increased numbers of cases of Congenital ZIKV Syndrome. As a result of this UNICEF is working with partners to improve surveillance and detection mechanisms both for ZIKV and its consequences.
• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.
UNICEF response to ZIKV (Zika virus) continues in 32 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. From working with communities to challenge the low risk perception of ZIKV to supporting the identification of appropriate care and support activities for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome, UNICEF is working with governments and other partners across the region to implement their response strategies.
UNICEF delivers 430 family hygiene kits and $35,000USD to the Government of Belize for humanitarian assistance.
All shelters were closed on Friday, 12 August 2016 so there are no remaining people in shelters but many families are placed in temporary homes, rent free, for 2-3 months.
UNICEF Belize along with PAHO/WHO continues to strengthen the WASH coordination mechanisms and is in close communication with the government and other partners to identify potential areas of support.
According to the Government, approximately 10,000 people have lost their homes and require humanitarian assistance • 164 people remain in shelters, almost half are in Belize City.
Water systems are being restored, however, some rural areas in the Belize district are operating with generators due to lack of electricity.
Flooding remains a concern in many areas such as the Cayo District and Belize River Valley as rivers and dams remain at high levels.
- ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
- 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
- Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
- 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.
Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.
BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.
COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.
Belize City has been the area most affected in the country as an area of low pressure passing over the region has been dumping large amounts of water in the area since Friday evening, October 16, 2015.
Flooding has placed the city at a standstill with emergency management organizations working on evacuating affected residents.
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 22 de abril de 2013 – Bajo el lema ‘Vacunación: una responsabilidad compartida’, este fin de semana comenzó la 11ª edición de la Semana de la Vacunación en las Américas. Hasta el próximo 27 de abril, esta iniciativa se plantea como objetivo inmunizar a más de 44 millones de niños y adultos que viven en 44 países de la región que este año participan en la campaña.
School failure affects more than 3.5 million children and adolescents in Central America
The study notes the progress made in education in the region and the ‘bottlenecks’ that still prevent the universalization of basic education
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, April 17, 2013 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Central American Educational and Cultural Coordination of Central American Integration System (CECC / SICA) launched today, in a joint effort, the report Finishing school in Central America: the pending challenges.