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18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

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.

10 Oct 2017 description

FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While, overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas.

10 October 2017, Santiago, Chile – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress.

Meanwhile, overweight affects all age groups in men and women, and constitutes a major health problem in all countries in the region of the Americas.

25 Sep 2017 description
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171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.

14 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Honduras leads the way, passes law making practise illegal

Heather Barr
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division

11 Jul 2017 description

Heavy seasonal rains in Latin America and the Caribbean have triggered flooding and landslides throughout the region. Earthquakes in Guatemala and Ecuador have resulted in some damages and casualties, while a series of microquakes in El Salvador were reported on 30 June - authorities have been responding as needed.

Forecasters predict a 70 per cent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms for the upcoming hurricane season, running from 1 June to 30 November.

11 Jul 2017 description

Las lluvias estacionales en América Latina y el Caribe han provocado inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra en toda la región. Los terremotos en Guatemala y Ecuador resultaron en algunos daños y víctimas, mientras que una serie de micro-terremotos en El Salvador fueron reportados el 30 de junio - las autoridades han respondido según la necesidad.

Se pronostica una probabilidad del 70 por ciento, de 11 a 17 tormentas nombradas, para la próxima temporada de huracanes, que se extenderá del 1 de junio al 30 de noviembre.

04 Jul 2017 description

Costo de la canasta básica alimentaria se redujo en mayo en Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador y República Dominicana

Según el Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe de la FAO.

03 de julio de 2017, Santiago de Chile- El costo de la canasta básica alimentaria se redujo en mayo en Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador y República Dominicana, y aumentó en Guatemala, México y Colombia, según el Informe mensual de precios de los alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe de la FAO.

22 Dec 2016 description
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Antecedentes e introducción

En marzo de 2015 se llevó a cabo la Tercera Conferencia Mundial de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, realizada en Sendai, Japón. En ella los Estados Miembros de las Naciones Unidas acordaron y adoptaron el Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030. Este marco es el principal instrumento orientador para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) en los países y tiene un renovado sentido de urgencia en el contexto del desarrollo sostenible y de la erradicación de la pobreza.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

14 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Response Highlights

UNICEF response to ZIKV (Zika virus) continues in 32 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. From working with communities to challenge the low risk perception of ZIKV to supporting the identification of appropriate care and support activities for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome, UNICEF is working with governments and other partners across the region to implement their response strategies.

11 Oct 2016 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 2007 and FY 2016, 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 natural disasters in the region.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
  • 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
  • Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
  • 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION OVERVIEW

ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.

Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.