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14 May 2019 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region2 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.

14 May 2019 description

PROGRAMA DE RETORNO VOLUNTARIO ASISTIDO

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen.

Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1406 personas, de las cuales 66 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados.

PAÍSES DE RETORNO

12 May 2019 description

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen.

Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1393 personas, de las cuales 65 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados

12 May 2019 description

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen.

Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1280 personas, de las cuales 52 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados.

12 May 2019 description

“El CENAPRED exhorta a NO ACERCARSE al volcán y sobre todo al cráter, por el peligro que implica la caída de fragmentos balísticos.”

En las últimas 24 horas, por medio de los sistemas de monitoreo del volcán Popocatépetl, se identificaron 45 exhalaciones acompañadas de vapor de agua y gas.

Durante la noche no se observó incandescencia sobre el cráter.

Al momento de este reporte se observa una ligera emisión de vapor de agua y gases volcánicos que los vientos dispersan al este.

10 May 2019 description
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10 May 2019, Geneva – Weather-related disasters triggered 1.7 million new internal displacements in the Americas last year, mostly in the US. Armed fighting and criminal violence in Central and South America gave rise to another 400,000, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

10 May 2019 description
report World Bank

By Maitreyi Bordia Das and Shruti Majumdar

Cities today face an unprecedented risk of natural hazards compounded by serious governance challenges. How can cities ensure that in building resilience, they address the needs of those most at risk of being excluded? How can they develop strategies that simultaneously foster resilient infrastructure and social inclusion?

08 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Para conocer el informe completo ingrese a: www.unicef.org.mx/Informe2018/

Ciudad de México, 7 de mayo de 2019 – UNICEF México presentó hoy su Informe Anual 2018 ante donantes, contrapartes y medios de comunicación, destacando avances y desafíos en materia de derechos de la infancia y la adolescencia, y reiterando su compromiso para continuar apoyando los esfuerzos nacionales encaminados a lograr su garantía.

08 May 2019 description

El Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos, programa conjunto de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) y de la FIDH, solicita su intervención urgente ante la siguiente situación en México.

Descripción de la situación:

El Observatorio ha recibido información del Centro de Derechos Humanos, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, A. C. (Frayba), sobre los actos de seguimiento y vigilancia contra la Coordinación Diocesana de Mujeres (CODIMUJ), de la Parroquia San Pedro y San Pablo, en Chicomuselo, Chiapas, México.

08 May 2019 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The purpose of this document is to share learning and considerations on how operations have or could progressively align humanitarian cash assistance for refugees to national social safety nets (SSN) and the criteria used to take decisions at each step of this process. It is based on information collected from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Greece and Mexico as well as ongoing discussions on the topic. It also builds on the UNHCR Mapping of Social Safety Nets for Refugees – Opportunities and Challenges.

07 May 2019 description

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen. Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1238 personas, de las cuales 52 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados.

04 May 2019 description
report Women Under Siege

Mexico City—“Every night she asks me, ‘Why are we sleeping out here on the ground and not in the palace?’” Doña Marisela Cástulo Guzmán said, gesturing to her seven-year-old daughter, Frida.

03 May 2019 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 16,806 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 1 May, roughly a 25 per cent decrease from the 22,439 arriving during the same period last year. Arrivals to both Spain and Greece are each between 7,500 and 8,000 individuals, with the balance arriving in much smaller numbers this year to Italy, Malta and Cyprus. Arrivals to Greece are lower in 2019 than those at this time last year.

03 May 2019 description

An innovative action research project in Mexico has created a gender-sensitive, local climate change strategy, which recognises how women and men are affected differently by climate change impacts and everyone has a role to play in creating climate solutions. It could provide inspiration for integrated approaches to building resilience in other small and medium-sized cities. In Part 1 of this blog, below, we explain how climate change is affecting local populations and how they explored adaptation solutions.

03 May 2019 description

Over 3.7 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela are living abroad, more than 3 million of whom have left Venezuela to other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Between 2014 and 2018, some 414,570 asylum claims have been lodged by Venezuelans, over 255,448 in 2018 alone. While refugee procedures are overwhelmed, 7,171 were recognized as refugees thus far.

With the support of receiving States and host communities, UNHCR continues to improve reception conditions, advocate for legal stay, identify protection risks and ensure access to basic services.

02 May 2019 description

Mexico’s Guerrero state, on the Pacific coast, is convulsed by frequent clashes between criminal gangs, security forces, and local police. Violence permeates every aspect of life in Guerrero and has dire consequences for the health—both mental and physical—of people who live here. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile teams visit communities across the state, bringing lifesaving medical services to people who would otherwise not be able to reach it.