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30 Nov 2013 description

Este documento técnico representa un primer intento por evaluar el riesgo de desplazamiento inducido por desastre en los países centroamericanos y del Caribe:

30 Nov 2013 description

This technical paper represents an initial attempt to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in the Central American and Caribbean countries of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

01 Nov 2013 description

99 de cada 100 registros de impacto por desastres no hacen noticia, pero causan hasta el 90% de los daños, revela informe de la ONU

• El primer Informe sobre el Impacto de los desastres en América Latina y el Caribe de la UNISDR y la Corporación OSSO, analiza 22 años de tendencias y estadísticas sobre desastres en 16 países de América Latina y el Caribe (1990 al 2011)

29 Oct 2013 description

Washington DC, October 29, 2013 — A new report from Jesuit Refugee Service USA notes that the flows of migrants from Central America toward the US require special consideration both from a human rights perspective and because their vulnerability is intimately linked to continued regional insecurity. The report, 'Persistent Insecurity: Abuses against Central Americans in Mexico', includes specific recommendations to alleviate the abuses faced by migrants on their journey.

03 Sep 2013 description
report UN Women

Authors/Editor(s): Nicola Jones and Maria Stavropoulou With Elizabeth Presler-Marshall

22 Aug 2013 description

This paper investigates the role of non-traditional aid in meeting global challenges in improving gender equality and gender-related socioeconomic needs in the twenty-first century. We define non-traditional aid as private donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations and use a newly available dataset that provides unique information about publicly announced private donations of US$1 million or more between 2000-01 from the USA to developing countries.

01 Aug 2013 description
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Part I: Guidance for NGOs, Governments, UNHCR & Program Funders
Part II: Country Findings: South Africa
Part II: Country Findings: Mexico
Part II: Country Findings: Uganda
Part III: A Tri-Country Comparative Analysis: Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda
Parte I: Guía para las ONG, los Gobiernos, ACNUR y Donantes - Spanish version
Parte II: Hallazgos de país: México - Spanish version

In this guide, ORAM offers key recommendations relevant to narrowing the protection gaps plaguing urban SGN16 refugees. Based on our research findings in the disparate protection environments of Uganda, South Africa and Mexico, as well as on ORAM’s extensive work with this population in other locations, these recommendations include:

  • Training agencies, protection officers, RSD staff, and NGOs which provide refugee assistance (e.g., information on SOGI claims and sensitive interviewing techniques);

26 Jul 2013 description
report Oxfam

In Latin America and the Caribbean, national budgets remain blind to the special needs and priorities of small-scale producers. This undercuts the productivity and food security of millions of women and men who manage small-scale farming operations and provide up to 60 per cent of the food supply. With a new index, Oxfam evaluates budget transparency, accountability, and participation for small-scale producers in the region, and outlines priority areas of improvement.

25 Jul 2013 description
report Oxfam

Despite the growth in the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, eight out of every 10 farmers, small-scale producers who are at the base of domestic food production, remain largely excluded from the related benefits. Government efforts for strengthening agriculture allocate public resources to few lines of spending that favour a minority. Investment on small-scale agriculture is difficult to track and where possible, it is disproportionately lower than this group´s contribution to the sector.

07 Jun 2013 description

Relatives of the disappeared deserve more than promises

Disappearances in Mexico have become commonplace because federal and state authorities have tolerated and refused to clamp down on them, Amnesty International said as it launched a new briefing today.

The recent commitments by senior government officials to end disappearances and locate the victims are important, but will mean nothing to the relatives if they do not produce tangible results to end impunity and clarify the whereabouts of victims.

10 May 2013 description

Gobierno de México y ACNUR presentan informe sobre perfiles e integración de refugiados

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 8 de mayo de 2013 (ACNUR) – La Oficina en México de la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados y el Gobierno de México a través de la Unidad de Política Migratoria y de la Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados de la Secretaría de Gobernación presentaron ayer el informe “Refugiados en México. Perfiles sociodemográficos e integración social”.

02 May 2013 description

CPJ’s 2013 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free


Rocked by militants in the north and politically inspired aggression nationwide, Nigeria has become one of the worst nations in the world for deadly, unpunished violence against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index. The global index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population, also found soaring impunity rates in Somalia, Pakistan, and Brazil.

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

10 Apr 2013 description

Video: How Can Innovative Technology Make Conflict Prevention More Effective?

On April 10, IPI, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an interactive discussion, video presentation, and launch of a five-case study report on the role of new technologies in the prevention of violent conflict.

Click here to view the event video on UStream>>

21 Mar 2013 description

New and old conflicts last year, including those in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia contributed to an eight per cent increase in asylum applications in industrialized countries during 2012, with the sharpest rise seen in asylum requests from Syrians.

479,300 claims were registered across the 44 countries surveyed in UNHCR’s Asylum Trends 2012 report, released today. This is the highest annual total since 2003, continuing a trend of increases evident in every year but one since 2006.

21 Feb 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch

Crisis de desapariciones forzadas

Peña Nieto debe definir una estrategia para investigar y erradicar las desapariciones

(México D.F.) – Miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad de México han participado en numerosos casos de desaparición forzada, señaló Human Rights Watch en un informe divulgado hoy. Prácticamente en ninguno de estos casos las víctimas fueron halladas ni se llevó a los responsables ante la justicia, lo cual ha exacerbado el sufrimiento de los familiares de los desaparecidos, comprobó Human Rights Watch.

31 Jan 2013 description


Desde el 2007, los flujos migratorios en las Américas se componen por una proporción mayor de niños, niñas y adolescentes. Este crecimiento del número de niños y adolescentes migrando por el continente ha sido asociado a diferentes causas, entre las que se cuentan la búsqueda de mejores oportunidades, mayores ingresos, de familiares que ya han migrado con anterioridad o para huir de la violencia.