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08 May 2018 description

Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the regional response to large-scale flows of Venezuelans, supporting the efforts that governments have initiated across the region.

10 Apr 2018 description

Buenos Aires – La OIM, Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, lanza hoy (10/04) un Plan de Acción Regional, en el cual detalla su apoyo a los gobiernos que están acogiendo a nacionales de Venezuela tanto en las Américas como en el Caribe. El Plan de Acción tiene por finalidad fortalecer la respuesta regional a flujos en gran escala de venezolanos, dando su apoyo a los esfuerzos que los gobiernos han puesto en marcha en toda la región.

07 Mar 2018 description

OVERVIEW

MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA:

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, a region still recovering from significant damages after a September 2017 earthquake that killed hundreds.

Flooding in Guatemala and Panama and heavy rainfall in Honduras caused significant damage to homes and crops.
National authorities have responded by delivering food and dry goods to those affected.

SOUTH AMERICA:

07 Mar 2018 description
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AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE - Panorama Humanitario: Enero - Febrero 2018

RESUMEN

MÉXICO Y AMÉRICA CENTRAL:

Un terremoto de magnitud 7,2 sacudió Oaxaca, México, una región que aún se recupera de daños masivos después de un terremoto en septiembre de 2017 que dejo a cientos de muertos.

Inundaciones en Guatemala y Panamá y fuertes lluvias en Honduras causaron daños a hogares y cultivos.
Las autoridades nacionales han respondido entregando alimentos y otros materiales de socorro.

AMÉRICA DEL SUR:

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.

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.

15 Dec 2017 description

33 proyectos cofinanciados durante el período 2014-2017 son la muestra de la importancia de este Fondo Mixto como instrumento de gestión

El pasado 8 de diciembre se llevó a cabo, en la sede de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México, la Reunión Plenaria Ordinaria del Comité Técnico del Fondo Mixto de Cooperación Técnica y Científica México-España.

29 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

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.

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

29 Aug 2017 description

Mientras miles de personas huyen de la violencia de las pandillas buscando la seguridad en México, el Alto Comisionado Filippo Grandi resalta los nuevos importantes esfuerzos para fortalecer la integración.

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 28 de agosto de 2017 (ACNUR) - Ofreciendo un menú con base en platillos locales, este concurrido restaurante se parece a muchos otros en la extensa capital mexicana. Lo que es diferente es el personal.

29 Aug 2017 description

As thousands flee violent street gangs for safety in Mexico, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights important new efforts to strengthen integration.

By James Fredrick

MEXICO CITY – Offering a menu based around local dishes, the busy diner is like many others in the sprawling Mexican capital. What is unique are the staff.

The cooks, waiters and waitresses have all fled violence and persecution for safety in Mexico, and are getting a chance to start over at the restaurant.

16 Jun 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.
Nine countries of the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

12 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

This supplementary appeal is presented as a follow-up of the Protection and Solutions Strategy for the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) launched in December 2015. It outlines UNHCR’s protection and solutions interventions planned for 2016 to respond to additional and most urgent needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees and internally displaced people from the NTCA in countries of origin, transit and asylum, encompassing Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment

The year 2014 will mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees (Cartagena Declaration). Over the past 30 years, regional cooperation and solidarity, exemplified in the Declaration, have proved to be effective in addressing long-standing and new situations of forced displacement throughout the Americas.

05 Jan 2014 description

Destacados

  • BRASIL: Las autoridades del estado de Espirito Santo estiman en US$450 millones las tareas de reconstrucción, después de las inundaciones.

  • ANTILLAS MENORES: OCHA asignó un total de $85,000 en fondos de emergencia para Santa Lucia, Dominica y San Vicente y las Granadinas.

  • BOLIVIA: Unas 20,000 personas fueron afectadas por inundaciones y granizadas durante diciembre de 2013. Varios departamentos están en alerta.

05 Jan 2014 description

Highlights

 BRAZIL: Authorities from the state of Espirito Santo estimate that US$450 million will be necessary for post-flooding reconstruction efforts

 LESSER ANTILLES: OCHA allocated a total of $85,000 in emergency funds for Saint Lucia, Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

 BOLIVIA: Some 20,000 people were affected by floods and hailstorms in December 2013. Several departments remain on alert.

 EL SALVADOR: A second evacuation was necessary. 3,000 people were displaced and 220 are still in shelters.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

31 Jan 2013 description

DESTACADOS

  • Unas 7,3 millones de personas resultaron afectadas por desastres durante el último trimestre de 2012

  • Los medios han publicado 92 por ciento más noticias referentes al Huracán Sandy en Estados Unidos, en comparación con los países afectados en el Caribe.

  • Guatemala enfrenta las tareas de reconstrucción tras el sismo de 7,2 grados.