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18 Dec 2018 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil dio a conocer el aviso de término de la Declaratoria de Emergencia que se emitió el pasado 07 de diciembre de 2018, para los municipios del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave.

18 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – In line with the global theme for International Migrants Day 2018, Migration with Dignity, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls on the public to take action and help support vulnerable migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean.

18 Dec 2018 description
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Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa

15 November 2018: In Randfontein city, West Rand district, Gauteng province, emergency workers staged a sit-in at the premises of the West Rand District Municipality over serious financial woes, putting a fleet of emergency vehicles, several fire engines and community safety vehicles under lockdown. Source: News 24

Asia

India

17 Dec 2018 description

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 14 December 2018

The European Union and the United Nations approve €260 million in funding to eliminate violence against women and girls in 13 African and Latin American countries.

The Spotlight Initiative’s Operational Steering Committee has approved national programmes to eliminate violence against women and girls in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

17 Dec 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The IRC’s Watchlist 2019 highlights the countries we believe are at greatest risk of experiencing the worst humanitarian crises over the coming year.

17 Dec 2018 description

Los EEUU además de un muro físico están construyendo un muro administrativo que expone a los migrantes centroamericanos a situaciones recurrentes de violencia a manos de las organizaciones criminales que operan en territorio mexicano

17 Dec 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Se beneficiaron a más de 400 personas de 8 alcaldías.

  • El apoyo humanitario es para seguir apoyando a la población afectada por los sismos.

  • Alrededor de 50 voluntarios participaron en la distribución de ayuda humanitaria.

17 Dec 2018 description

El INAMI colabora activamente con las secretarías del Gobierno de México, con la directiva de la Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil. En Tijuana, a la fecha se encuentran 2 mil 736 personas en 21 albergues, incluyendo el mayor habilitado, ¨El Barretal¨, en donde se ofrece comida, servicios médicos, orientación migratoria y apoyo social.

16 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document presents an overview of safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. See our Regional Security Incident Analysis for selective country overviews.

14 Dec 2018 description

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 14, 2018) – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 7-year-old girl who was in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement:

14 Dec 2018 description

Comunicado de prensa conjunto OIM y ACNUR

GINEBRA, 14 de diciembre de 2018 – Debiendo enfrentar el mayor flujo de población en América Latina en años recientes, 95 organizaciones que cubren 16 países han estado trabajando conjuntamente a fin de establecer una respuesta integral a las urgentes necesidades de millones de migrantes y refugiados de Venezuela y sus comunidades de acogida. Este esfuerzo es coordinado por ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, y por OIM, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones.

14 Dec 2018 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil emitió Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, por la presencia de lluvia severa ocurrida el día 05 de diciembre de 2018.

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios de Lerdo de Tejada y Playa Vicente, del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, por la presencia de lluvia severa ocurrida el día 05 de diciembre de 2018.

14 Dec 2018 description

Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

13 Dec 2018 description

Mexico City/New York, NY, December 13, 2018—Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States, along with the US government’s unwillingness to quickly process migrants at ports of entry along the US-Mexico border, have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday.

11 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights

• Since 13 October 2018, an estimated 16,000 migrants, largely from Honduras and El Salvador, have transited through Guatemala.

• The Government of Mexico has officially reported the presence of some 8,000 migrants in its territory. As of 28 November, at least 6,067 migrants, including 1,058 children, had arrived in Tijuana (Baja California state), on the border with the United States. In Mexicali there are about 1,200 migrants settled, and around 300 are estimated to still be on the move heading north in Mexico.

11 Dec 2018 description
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MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.

Thank you for being here today, and for gathering to address the challenges of migration.

This is not an issue countries can deal with in isolation. It must be tackled collectively, and—crucially—humanely.

11 Dec 2018 description

Tijuana (Baja California, México), 8 de diciembre. El embajador de Honduras en México, Alden Rivera, entregó este fin de semana un importante donativo de alimentos, víveres y productos para la higiene personal en el albergue El Barretal, donde se encuentran ciudadanos hondureños en situación de espera para la realización de procesos de regularización migratoria.