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- Central America: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Latin America: Storm Surge - May 2015
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- Central America: Drought - 2014-2017
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- Climate Change Threatens Mexico’s Atlantic Coast
- Flash Update: Inter-Agency Response: Mixed Migration Flows from the North of Central America (NCA) 14 - 17 January 2019
- Flash Update: Respuesta Inter-Agencial, Movimientos Migratorios Mixtos desde el Norte de Centro América (NCA), 14 - 17 enero 2019
- Sustainable Reintegration: Strategies to Support Migrants Returning to Mexico and Central America
- México: balance a un año de la entrada en vigor de la Ley General en materia de personas desaparecidas
28.9 M required for 2017
5.4 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
23.5 M funding gap for the North of Central America Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
El Salvador – Viceministros de Relaciones Exteriores y altos funcionarios de Belice, Canadá, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana participaron en la XII Reunión Anual de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la cual se cerró ayer (11/30) en San Salvador.
Javier E. Báez, Alan Fuchs, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán
1. Executive Summary
The region has made impressive strides in the struggle against poverty and income inequality The Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved remarkable economic and social progress over the last decade, gradually shifting toward middle-income status.
This misguided development shuts our doors to children fleeing violence, gang conscription, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation in the region
CAM termination is yet another illustration of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda that people of good faith must resist together
119.0 M required for 2017
20.2 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements
98.8 M funding gap for Latin America
All figures are displayed in USD
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.
27 de octubre, 2017 — Centroamérica es la primera área del mundo donde se ha adoptado una estrategia regional que reconoce la responsabilidad compartida de los Estados en la protección y búsqueda de soluciones al desplazamiento forzado.
Belice, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México y Panamá se han unido a la iniciativa, Marco Integral Regional para la Protección y Soluciones (MIRPS), que fue presentada en una conferencia en San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
- En el marco de la Conferencia Regional, el Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CONADEH) promoverá soluciones duraderas, prevención a causas y atención a las víctimas de desplazamiento forzado de personas
The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement and to meet the differing needs of affected populations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
118.1 M required for 2017
14.8 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements
103.3 M funding gap for Latin America