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La Red de sistemas de alerta temprana contra la hambruna (FEWS NET, por sus siglas en inglés) monitorea las tendencias de los precios de los alimentos básicos en los países que son vulnerables a la inseguridad alimentaria.
A. Situation Analysis
Description of the Situation
In November 2015, a group of more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported in the border area between Costa Rica and Panama in the community of Paso Canoas, Corredores Canton. Since these people did not meet the migration requirements to enter Costa Rica, a significant build-up of migrants occurred on the Panamanian side of the border as they began to settle in the streets, waiting on a solution to their legal immigration status.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17-23 December 2017 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, influenza, Salmonella and measles.
I.THREE MONTHS IN REVIEW WHAT HAS HAPPENED?
On 7 and 19 September, 2017 Mexico was struck by two earthquakes of 8.2 and 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The main affected states were Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos. An estimated 7 million children live in these 5 states.
Three months after the earthquakes, most children living in the most affected municipalities in the five states have gradually returned to school and to their normal lives.
↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.
· The Minister of Education informed they already received the required budget (USD1.5 billion) to repair or reconstruct approximately 16,000 schools. (Source: SEP. 16 Nov)
The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.
Reports from the Office of the President show an updated number of 184,000 households, 175 health facilities and 16,000 schools damaged by the 7 and 19 September earthquakes. Reconstruction has started in 4,000 schools, which means that 75% of severely damaged schools are yet to start demolition and rebuilding. More than 73,000 families in Chiapas and Oaxaca have received support for house reconstruction. (Source: Presidency. 7 November)
The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans ; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.
International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.
The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014.
Between 2014 and 2017, over 100,000 asylum claims were lodged, half of which in 2017 alone (as of September).
Many Venezuelans who have left their country are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, violence and forced to seek alternative coping mechanisms. This is particularly the case in border areas where services are limited and insecurity is high.
I. A MONTH IN REVIEW WHAT HAS HAPPENED?
On 7 and 19 September, 2017 Mexico was struck by two earthquakes of 8.2 and 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The five main affected states were: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos. An estimated 7 million children live in these 5 states.
The Ministry of Finance has confirmed the activation of the $150M Catastrophic Bonus by the World Bank, which will be transferred to the National Disaster Fund (FONDEN), for health, education and roads infrastructure/reconstruction purposes. The fund is approved following verifications conducted by the US Geological Survey. (Source: SHCP, 10 Oct)
Search and rescue activities are now concluded. Government efforts are focused on reconstruction and continued response to the affected populations.
Final data reports 369 deaths, including 10 foreigners. Out of 228 deaths in Mexico City, 29 were children. (Source: Protección Civil. Oct.4)
4 million students from 10 affected states will be temporary relocated in other schools. (Source: SEP).
Este reporte es elaborado por el Sistema de Naciones Unidas en México, en colaboración con socios humanitarios con presencia en el país; los datos utilizados corresponden al Reporte Preliminar EDAN de Protección Civil del 02.10.2017, Hrs. 14:00. Este Reporte cubre el periodo del 26 de septiembre al 03 de octubre del 2017.
• Movilización de recursos y trabajo conjunto de los actores humanitarios, incluyendo acciones en los sectores de recuperación temprana y de protección.