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20 Mar 2018 description

Washington, D.C, 19 de marzo de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Un compromiso político fuerte y políticas públicas que involucren a todos los sectores del gobierno son necesarios para enfrentar a las enfermedades no transmisibles, que causan 5,2 millones de vidas al año y traen costos enormes para los países de las Américas, afirmó Carissa F. Etienne, Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ante el Consejo Permanente de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA).

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around 3 percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.

19 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank


  • A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.

  • With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.

17 Mar 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 17 mars 2018

À l'occasion d'un voyage officiel en Colombie pour visiter des projets soutenus par l'UE et rencontrer des représentants du gouvernement, M. Christos Stylianides, commissaire chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, a annoncé aujourd'hui une enveloppe de 31 millions d'euros consacrée à l'aide humanitaire et à la préparation aux catastrophes en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes.

17 Mar 2018 description

Brussels, 17 March 2018

During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the Caribbean.

17 Mar 2018 description

Mantener altas y homogéneas las coberturas de vacunación, fortalecer la vigilancia y poner en marcha rápidamente medidas para responder ante un caso sospechoso son algunas de las medidas sugeridas para mantener la eliminación del sarampión en las Américas.

17 Mar 2018 description

Maintaining high and homogeneous immunization coverage, strengthening surveillance and quickly responding to suspected cases are some of the suggested measures to maintain measles elimination in the Americas

15 Mar 2018 description

The fund - which involves US $ 4.3 million from Mexico - was made official today during the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean.

8th of March, Montego Bay, Jamaica – Mexico and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will work together to improve climate change adaptation and resilience in the Caribbean.

14 Mar 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

13 Mar 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 11,636 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first ten weeks of 2018, with just under 48 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) Spain (23%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,151 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

10 Mar 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2017, four countries in the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of measles: Argentina, Canada, the United States of America, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In the first three months of 2018, there were eight countries in the Region reporting confirmed cases: Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Brazil (8 cases), Canada (3 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (1 case), Peru (1 case), the United States (11 cases), and Venezuela (159 cases).

Following is a summary of the situation by the countries in 2018.

09 Mar 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 10,949 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first nine weeks of 2018, with just under 51 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (27%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,051 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

09 Mar 2018 description

Berlin – Since IOM, the UN Migration Agency, began collecting data through the Missing Migrants Project in 2014, it has recorded the deaths of 1,234 women, more than half of whom died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. This figure represents less than five percent of the total number of migrant deaths recorded during this period by the Project, which is based at IOM’s Data Analysis Centre in Berlin.

08 Mar 2018 description

El fondo - que involucra US 4.3 millones de dólares de México - se oficializó hoy durante la Conferencia Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe.

8 de marzo de 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica - México y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) trabajarán juntas para mejorar la adaptación y resiliencia al cambio climático en el Caribe.

07 Mar 2018 description



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.


07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Colleagues, Friends,

A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.

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



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.


06 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Cada año 64 mil mujeres y niñas son asesinadas en el mundo

  • 14 de los 25 países con mayor número de feminicidios están en América Latina y el Caribe

  • En México, en promedio 7 mujeres son asesinadas al día.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018