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10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

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.

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.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Un terremoto de magnitud 8,1 en la escala de Richter sacudió el territorio mexicano cerca de la medianoche del jueves provocando la muerte de al menos cinco personas y un número no determinado de casas y edificios dañados o derribados.

A diferencia de la magnitud establecida por el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos, el presidente Enrique Peña dijo que el temblor fue de 8,2, lo cual lo convirtió en el mayor en al menos 100 años.

11 May 2016 description

28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.

27 May 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Disasters in the first quarter (Jan-April) affected 1.9 million people.

 OCHA allocated $3.2 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by floods in Bolivia.

 No respite from coffee rust is expected until 2016. The rust, seasonal drought and current food shortage are exacerbating the risk of food insecurity.

 Seismic activity has increased in the region. Nicaragua and Chile were affected by earthquakes with magnitudes above 6 degrees on the Richter scale.

27 May 2014 description

DESTACADOS

 Los desastres ocurridos en el primer cuatrimestre (enero – abril) afectaron a 1,894,496 personas.

 OCHA asignó $3,2 millones en fondos CERF para asistir a los afectados por las inundaciones en Bolivia.

 No se prevé una mejora en la situación de la Roya del Café hasta 2016. La Roya, la sequía estacional y el periodo de escasez de alimentos; agrava la situación de riesgo por inseguridad alimentaria.

12 Mar 2013 description

OVERVIEW

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a multitude of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and drought. El Niño, a climate pattern that occurs on average once every three to seven years, periodically exacerbates the impacts of hydrometeorological events. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

21 Apr 2011 description

What is UNDAC?
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) is part of the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies.
UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

Mapa versión en español

04 Apr 2011 description

Introduction to Health Recovery

Purpose
There is currently an abundance of documents, plans and policies that address common issues faced in the mitigation, preparedness and relief phases of natural disaster management. Yet for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, there is no cohesive documented body of knowledge. It is conceded that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.

14 May 2010 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 14 de mayo de 2010.- En las últimas semanas, el Equipo Directivo de Cáritas Española ha aprobado un nuevo paquete de proyectos de ayuda para diversos países del Sur, que suman un importe global cercano a los 2 millones de euros. En total, son 14 los países de Africa, América Latina, Europa del este y Asia los receptores de estas partidas, que se destinarán a impulsar proyectos de ayuda de emergencia, desarrollo agrícola, salud, servicios sociales y construcción de la paz.

Ayudas para 7 proyectos en R. D.

30 Jan 2006 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, AlertNet - How do you get a humanitarian crisis into the headlines? And how can you convince editors to keep covering it? A new study by U.S.-based media analysts CARMA International may provide a few pointers.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam


'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05

18 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

The South Asian earthquake is the latest in a year of some of the worst disasters ever seen, yet governments have failed to respond adequately and lives have been lost as a result, said international agency Oxfam today.

12 Oct 2005 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SM/360, IHA/1095, OBV/514

This is the text of a message from the President of the General Assembly, Jan Eliasson (Sweden), to mark the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (12 October):

The last few weeks have once again reminded us all of the power of nature to bring great loss, suffering and destruction to the peoples of the world.