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20 Feb 2018 description

Roseau – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is supporting the Government of Dominica to improve the conditions of people living in emergency shelters around Dominica after Hurricane Maria destroyed almost 20 per cent and severely damaged another 55 per cent of the housing stock on the island, five months ago.

20 Feb 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

De Affaires mondiales Canada

Le 19 février 2018 – Montréal, Québec – Affaires mondiales Canada

19 Feb 2018 description

Providing 700 migrants and migrants of Haitian origin, returning from the Dominican Republic, the ability to carry out income-generating activities to promote their sustainable reintegration in Haiti, is one of the objectives of the project "Assistance to children and women vulnerable in border areas in Haiti. The priority target of this activity are Women.

With the increased knowledge and new tools to manage well their small businesses, coached by our partner CAPAC, they reestablished with more professionalism and self-confidence.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Feb 2018 description

Santo Domingo – Por cada tres dominicanos en el exterior hay un inmigrante en República Dominicana. Este es uno de los hallazgos del Primer Perfil Migratorio de República Dominicana presentado ayer (15/02) por el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración (OIM), y el Instituto Nacional de Migración de República Dominicana (INM).

Los datos estadísticos incluidos en el perfil evidencian que 524,632 de los 10 millones de habitantes de ese país son personas nacidas en el extranjero. En total, el 87.3 % de los migrantes que residen en República Dominicana provienen de Haití.

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.

12 Feb 2018 description

Por: Andy McElroy

Editado por: UNISDR – Las Américas

INCHEON, República de Corea, 09 Febrero del 2018 – Cinco ciudades de la región de las Américas participaron en el Taller de Capacitación para Capacitadores para Desarrollar Ciudades Resilientes: Formulando e implementando Planes de Acción para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres.

09 Feb 2018 description

Rainfall expected to provide some relief to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, elsewhere dryness continues

Africa Weather Hazards

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

07 Feb 2018 description

Climate change affects food-insecure people the most. Many of them live in countries that are prone to extreme weather events and face high levels of environmental degradation. It is estimated that by 2050 the risks of hunger and child malnutrition could increase by 20 percent.
Climate disasters such as droughts, storms and floods will act as some of the driving forces behind these increases.

06 Feb 2018 description

SANTIAGO.-El Gobierno puso a disposición de las autoridades de las provincias de Santiago y Puerto Plata los planes de contingencia ante terremotos, que se desprenden del Plan Nacional de Mitigación de Desastres, en un acto presidido por el ministro de la Presidencia, Gustavo Montalvo.

Prioridad: proteger a la gente

06 Feb 2018 description

6 / Febrero / 2018

Con la asistencia de funcionarios civiles y militares y representantes de instituciones del sector privado, fue presentado hoy en esta ciudad de Santiago, el Plan de Contingencia ante Terremotos para las provincias de Santiago y Puerto Plata.

La actividad estuvo encabezada por el ministro de la Presidencia, Gustavo Montalvo, quien destacó los esfuerzos que hace el gobierno para definir políticas que puedan reducir al mínimo los efectos negativos de desastres naturales, como terremotos, huracanes e inundaciones.

05 Feb 2018 description

27 / Enero / 2018

Santo Domingo Oeste, RD.– Miembros de la Defensa Civil realizaron este sábado evacuaciones en la zona donde fallecieron tres personas a consecuencia de un deslizamiento de tierra en la comunidad El Abanico de Herrera, en el municipio Santo Domingo Oeste.

Las muertes se registraron la noche de este jueves. Las víctimas fueron dos menores de edad y su madre, quienes murieron cuando una piedra gigante le cayó encima a su vivienda.

31 Jan 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

30 Jan 2018 description

Au cours de l’année 2017, le contexte humanitaire en Haïti a notamment évolué. Selon les rapports IPC publiés en février et octobre 2017, le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire est passé de 2,35 millions de personnes en phase de crise à 1,32 million. Les personnes déplacées vivant dans les camps suite au séisme de 2010 ont diminué de 46 691 dans 31 camps à 37 667 dans 26 camps. De même, le nombre de personnes dans le besoin d’assistance humanitaire suite à l’ouragan Matthew qui était de 1,4 million en janvier 2017 a été réduit à 1 million en décembre 2017.

30 Jan 2018 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti notably evolved in 2017. According to the IPC reports published in February and October 2017, the number of people living in food insecurity (crisis phase) decreased from 2.35 million to 1.32 million during these two periods. Displaced persons remaining in camps following the 2010 earthquake reduced from 46,691 in 31 camps to 37,667 in 26 camps. In addition, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance following Hurricane Matthew reduced from 1.4 million in October 2016 to 1 million in October 2017.

29 Jan 2018 description

Inter-American Development Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Carlos Slim Foundation to endorse five-year initiative

23 Jan 2018 description

Key findings

  • UN agencies, NGOs, and government employees sharing the same workspace helped collaboration and information sharing.

  • Sector-specific and cross-sector coordination meetings allowed agencies and government actors to share information that reduced delays and increased collaboration between actors.

  • The lack of reliable baseline data greatly hampered efforts and delayed carrying out assessments and distributions properly during the response.

20 Jan 2018 description

High temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average 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.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Radio

Le tableau des besoins humanitaires en Haïti a fortement changé depuis le tremblement de terre il y a huit ans, mais il existe encore des besoins humanitaires importants, a signalé jeudi le Coordonnateur humanitaire des Nations Unies pour le pays, Mamadou Diallo, venu rendre compte du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 devant le Conseil de sécurité à New York.