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11 May 2018 description
report SICA

El Programa de Sistemas de Información para la Resiliencia en Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional de la Región del SICA (PROGRESAN-SICA) pone a disposición de los tomadores de decisión y público en general el Informe del XXXIV Foro Regional de Aplicación de los Pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional: perspectivas para el período mayo-julio 2018, el cual se realizó en la ciudad de San Salvador, El Salvador, el pasado 19 de abril del año en curso, con el apoyo técnico y financiero del PROGRESAN-SICA en coordinación con el Comité Regional de Recursos Hidráulicos …

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.

09 Mar 2018 description
report SICA

El Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá -INCAP- recibió por parte de la República de China (Taiwán) el tercer desembolso para la implementación del proyecto "Promoción de la Alimentación y Nutrición de Hogares Rurales en la Ventana de Oportunidad de los Mil Días, incluyendo el desarrollo agrícola familiar sostenible, en conglomerados de municipios de Belice, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y República Dominicana que tienen altas prevalencias de desnutrición crónica, como estrategia para la reducción del hambre y la pobreza."

23 Feb 2018 description

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The MIRPS has been developed through government-led consultations with all stakeholders, including persons of concern, UN country teams, civil society, the private sector and academia acquiring a whole-of-society approach. Regional networks and organizations complement the national action plans and set up regional and global responsibility-sharing mechanisms to bring a regional dimension to the MIRPS.

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.

21 Apr 2017 description

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

31 Mar 2017 description

Erratic and below-average rainfall continues in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

25 Mar 2017 description

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

10 Feb 2017 description

Heavy rainfall was widespread across much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

06 Jan 2017 description

Insufficient rain received in many parts of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

29 Dec 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.

23 Dec 2016 description

The October-December rainfall season has performed poorly in East Africa

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the FAO.

  2. Poor early season rainfall has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

22 Dec 2016 description
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Antecedentes e introducción

En marzo de 2015 se llevó a cabo la Tercera Conferencia Mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, realizada en Sendai, Japón. En ella los Estados Miembros de las Naciones Unidas acordaron y adoptaron el Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030. Este marco es el principal instrumento orientador para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) en los países y tiene un renovado sentido de urgencia en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible y de la erradicación de la pobreza.