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19 Nov 2018 description

El Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres en América Central y República Dominicana (CEPREDENAC), participó en el Diálogo Regional de la Política de Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres “Riesgo de Sequía en Centroamérica y Medidas para Reducir el Riesgo”, el 15 de noviembre de 2018, en la Ciudad de San Salvador, República de El Salvador.

25 Sep 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) underlines that the Caribbean is particularly vulnerable towards climate related hazards and the projected impacts are expected to be devastating due to limited adaptive capacity of small islands and low-lying coastal states.

30 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 29 jun (AGN). Las donaciones externas, en moneda extranjera y nacional, recibida para atender la emergencia generada por la erupción del volcán de Fuego el pasado tres de junio, suman hasta el momento siete millones de quetzales, informó hoy una fuente oficial.

El país ha recibido en donaciones del extranjero 472.736,37 dólares (3,54 millones de quetzales) y 3,53 millones de quetzales de diversas organizaciones guatemaltecas, según el Ministerio de Finanzas Públicas (Minfin).

20 Jun 2018 description

Over the past 30 years in the Caribbean, floods and tropical storm damage affected 1.5 million people directly and caused over USD 5 billion in damage. The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events stresses societies and natural systems.

09 Jun 2018 description

West Africa remains dry, while heavy rain is forecast over Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

  3. Delays in seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

30 May 2018 description

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May 30, 2018, ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada – The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, is urging regional leaders and development partners to work collaboratively and proactively to address the Region’s vulnerabilities, and to support resilience-building in the energy, agriculture and air transport sectors.

11 May 2018 description

Flooding continues in Somalia and Kenya

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

  3. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

03 May 2018 description

Moisture deficits increase in West Africa, while flooding rains continue in Kenya and Tanzania

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

03 May 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation

In Guyana, young women were found selling sex next to remote gold mines from which they could not escape

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Interpol said on Monday.

20 Apr 2018 description

Panamá es el escenario de la LXVIII Reunión Anual del Consejo Directivo del Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP), en la que se revisa el trabajo del Instituto y se plantearán nuevos proyectos; donde además se realizó el acto protocolar en el cual le correspondió al Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) de Panamá recibir la Presidencia Pro- Tempore de este Consejo Directivo.

20 Apr 2018 description

San Salvador, 19 de abril de 2018. Hoy se desarrolló el XXXIV Foro de Aplicación de los Pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, en el que expertos de Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Belice estimaron los posibles impactos climatológicos a desarrollarse durante los próximos tres meses y cómo podrían afectar el sector agrícola, salud, pesca, medio ambiente y gestión de riesgo, entre otros.

17 Apr 2018 description

Expertos de toda Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Belice se encuentran en El Salvador para participar en dos foros, el primero vinculado al clima y el segundo sobre la aplicación de pronósticos climáticos a la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y otros sectores prioritarios.

En el LV Foro del Clima de América Central, que inició hoy y finalizará mañana miércoles, los científicos y expertos en meteorología analizarán las perspectivas climáticas, las condiciones oceánicas y atmosféricas y registros históricos de lluvia para cada país para el período mayo-julio de 2018.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• 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.

24 Mar 2018 description

Amafredo Castellanos/Foto: INE

Ciudad de Guatemala, 23 mar (AGN).– La etapa de levantamiento de datos del XII Censo de Población y el VII de Vivienda que Guatemala había programado para cumplir en abril, se iniciará el 23 de julio en los 340 municipios del país, informaron hoy las autoridades.

15 Mar 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while parts of Madagascar and Kenya are on flood watch

  1. Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.

  2. In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.

10 Mar 2018 description

Despite recent rains, many areas of southern Africa remain dry

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below average in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.

  2. Although rainfall has increased in some areas of Madagascar since mid-November, the negative impacts of the delayed onset of the rainfall season is still present.
    Rainfall is below average in several western provinces of the island.

02 Mar 2018 description

Ground conditions improve in southern Africa, while Namibia and Angola remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.

23 Feb 2018 description

En la sede del Ineter se celebró el II Taller de capacitación del Proyecto de Asesoramiento de Tsunamis para Centroamérica

El II Taller de capacitación del Proyecto de Asesoramiento de Tsunamis para Centroamérica (CATAC) impartido por el científico japonés Yuichiro Tanioka contribuyó a elevar la preparación de los expertos de las diferentes instituciones sismológicas de Centroamérica.

16 Feb 2018 description

Rain continues to decrease deficits throughout southern Africa, causing flooding in some areas

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below average in South Africa. Significant moisture deficits have strengthened and expanded into several parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, and southern Angola.