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17 Oct 2017 description

Since 2011, Friar Tomás González Castillo has welcomed those fleeing violence and persecution in northern Central America.

17 October 2017

TENOSIQUE, Mexico – At a shelter near the Guatemalan border, a Mexican friar provides protection and humanitarian assistance to people fleeing violence, extortion and forced recruitment by gangs in the north of Central America.

17 Oct 2017 description

Cuernavaca, Morelos, 13 de octubre de 2017 - del 9 al 13 de octubre se llevó a cabo en Cuernavaca, Morelos un encuentro entre países de la región mesoamericana sobre salud y derechos humanos de las personas en situación de migración.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

09 Oct 2017 description

Tropical cyclone NATE continued moving inland, crossing southeastern Mississippi State and northwestern Alabama State as a tropical depression.

Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to keep moving inland toward the north-east, passing across the Tennesse Valley and the Central Appalachian Mountains. Heavy rain and strong winds may occur over several areas of Florida Panhadle, Alabama, Georgia, northern Gulf coast, Ohio Valley and east Mississippi River.

06 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone NATE (previously named SIXTEEN) continued moving toward the northeastern coast of Nicaragua, strengthening. In the afternoon of 5 October it made landfall south of Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over north-eastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras reaching the Gulf of Honduras. On 6 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located 125 km east-southeast of Isla Guanaja (Honduras) and it had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (Tropical Storm).

05 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

La tormenta tropical Nate se formó el jueves en el Caribe, cerca de la costa de Nicaragua, y se pronostica que se dirija a la Península de Yucatán y el Golfo de México, con la posibilidad de que toque tierra entre Louisiana, Mississippi y Alabama como un huracán de Categoría 1 el fin de semana.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

05 Oct 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone SIXTEEN formed over the southwestern Caribbean Sea on 4 October. Then it started moving north-west toward the northeastern coast of Nicaragua as a Tropical Depression. On 5 October at 6.00 UTC its centre was located 120 km south-southeast of Puerto Cabezas (Nicaragua) and it had maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h (Tropical Depression).

03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons - often entire families - to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

02 Oct 2017 description

118.1 M required for 2017

14.8 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements

103.3 M funding gap for Latin America

02 Oct 2017 description

The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.

01 Oct 2017 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

29 Sep 2017 description

El informe sobre tierras y vivienda se basa en entrevistas con personas desplazadas, incluidas las comunidades locales, indígenas, campesinas y afro-hondureñas, autoridades nacionales y locales, expertos y la sociedad civil.

29 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

25 Sep 2017 description

Presentación

Desde su creación, la OIM ha operado en observancia del principio de que las migraciones, en forma ordenada y en condiciones humanas, benefician a las personas migrantes y a las sociedades.

En su calidad de principal organización internacional para las migraciones, la OIM trabaja con sus asociados de la comunidad internacional para:

  • Ayudar a encarar los crecientes desafíos que plantea la gestión de la migración a nivel operativo.

  • Fomentar la comprensión de las cuestiones migratorias.

24 Sep 2017 description
report SICA

PRESENTACIÓN

El presente estudio forma parte de los resultados previstos con la implementación del Proyecto BA.1, específicamente en el Resultado 1 Mejorada la articulación regional y nacional para la implementación de acciones de prevención y atención de la violencia contra las mujeres, trata y femicidio, el cual incluye como actividad realizar un estudio de actualización sobre la situación de violencia contra las mujeres migrantes en la ruta migratoria en el territorio de Centroamérica, tanto en países de origen, tránsito y destino (R1MA2A3).

22 Sep 2017 description

Publicado: 20 Septiembre 2017

Rescatistas de la Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta partirán hoy a México, con el objetivo de reforzar las labores de rescate y asistencia humanitaria que se adelantan en el hermano de México, tras el terremoto de 7.1 de magnitud registrado la tarde de ayer.

20 Sep 2017 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.

The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.

20 Sep 2017 description

San Salvador – En el marco de la Presidencia Pro Témpore de El Salvador de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) y el Viceministerio para Salvadoreños en el Exterior iniciaron ayer (19-09-2017) la validación de lineamientos regionales sobre asistencia y protección de las mujeres migrantes.