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08 Sep 2017 description

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, 7th September, 2017 (WAM) - Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

With winds of around 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour), the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean in recent days, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, ripping down trees and flattening homes and hospitals, Reuters reported.

13 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Thousands of Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew are being forced to make way for deportees expected from Trump's USA. The Mexican border town of Tijuana is struggling with a humanitarian crisis, reports Clément Detry.

25 Feb 2017 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and 5 of 2017, a total of 1,897 cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 28 deaths. In the Dominican Republic, from the beginning of the year to EW 2 of 2017, there were 7 suspected cholera cases and 2 confirmed cases reported, including one death.

In 2016, four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,159), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (41,421), and Mexico (1) reported suspected and confirmed cases.

09 Dec 2016 description
report Redhum

México, 08 de Diciembre 2016
Fuente: Prensa Latina

Unos 10 mil haitianos solicitaron al gobierno mexicano establecerse en el país como refugiados, se conoció hoy.

Wilmer Metelus, presidente del Comité en Defensa de los Naturalizados y Afromexicanos dijo que ante la escasa posibilidad de obtener asilo en Estados Unidos, miles de haitianos buscan legalizar su permanencia en México.

Metelus dijo que afirmó que actualmente hay cuatro mil 800 ciudadanos del país caribeño en centros de detención de Estados Unidos.

29 Nov 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 43 of 2016, a total of 35,755 cholera cases were reported in four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,097), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (34,656), and Mexico (1). Of the total cases, 97% were reported in Haiti. Table 1 shows the number of cholera cases reported in selected countries between 2010 and 2016.

In Haiti, a total of 34,656 suspected cholera cases, including 339 related deaths (case fatality rate: 1%), were reported from EW 1 to EW 43 of 2016.

19 Oct 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation Summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 38 of 2016, a total of 29,630 cholera cases were reported in four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,069), Ecuador (1),Haiti (28,559), and Mexico (1). Of the total cases, 96.4% were reported in Haiti. Table 1 shows the number of cholera cases reported in selected countries between 2010 and 2016.

25 Mar 2016 description
report Direct Relief

The Zika Virus outbreak and spread is generating daily stories, advisories, and findings, as well as requests from Direct Relief’s partners in Zika-affected countries. As this outbreak has unfolded, Direct Relief has been in close contact with partners in 14 Zika-affected countries, including leading emergency response staff at national and state associations and health centers and clinics across the U.S.

01 Jan 2016 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Since the beginning of 2015 up to epidemiological week (EW) 48 of 2015, a total of 30,654 cholera cases have been recorded in three countries in the Americas: Cuba (65), Haiti (30,080) and the Dominican Republic (509). Haiti alone registered 98% of the total cases in the Region of the Americas.

13 Aug 2015 description

Situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

Desde inicios de 2015 y hasta la semana epidemiológica (SE) 30 de 2015 se registraron un total de 20.388 casos de cólera en tres países de la Región de las Américas: Haití (20.043 casos),
Republica Dominicana (344 casos) y Cuba (1 caso). Mientras que en México, en lo que va del año 2015, no se ha notificado ningún caso de cólera.

13 Aug 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Since the beginning of 2015 up to epidemiological week (EW) 30 of 2015, a total of 20,388 cases have been recorded in three countries in the Region of the Americas: Haiti (20,043 cases), the Dominican Republic (344 cases) and Cuba (1 case). To date, no cholera cases have been reported in Mexico in 2015.

18 May 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Important achievements have been made in the Caribbean in disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction. However there is still room for further improvement in terms of institutionalization of tools and processes. The change in the HIP will consolidate the work made on seismic risks and will allow concretizing linking relief, rehabilitation and development opportunities with EU Delegations. In addition, more synergies will be sought with the private sector in the region.

04 Mar 2015 description

Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

El último caso confirmado de cólera en Cuba se registró a inicios de enero de 2015, y fue notificado por el Centro Nacional de Enlace para el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional (RSI) de Canadá, que informó sobre un caso de cólera con historia de viaje a Cuba.

04 Mar 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

The last confirmed case of cholera in Cuba was notified by the Canada International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point in January 2015. The case was an individual with history of travel to Cuba.

In the Dominican Republic, in 2014 there were 597 suspected cholera cases registered, including 10 deaths. In comparison to 2013, this represents a 69.5% reduction in the number of cases and 76% reduction in the number of deaths.

04 Feb 2015 description

Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

Cuba, a inicios de enero de 2015, el Centro Nacional de Enlace para el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional (RSI) de Canadá informó sobre un caso de cólera con historia de viaje a Cuba. Las autoridades de salud de Cuba se encuentran conduciendo una investigación epidemiológica para determinar el origen de la infección e implementando las medidas correspondientes. No se registran casos adicionales en el país.

31 Jan 2015 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

In Cuba, at the beginning of January 2015, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Canada reported a case of cholera with h i story of travel to Cuba. Health authorities in Cuba are conducting an epidemiological investigation to determine the source of infection and implementing appropriate public health action. No additional cases have been reported in the country.

03 Dec 2014 description

Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas

Cuba, no se han confirmado nuevos casos desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 38 del 2014.

03 Dec 2014 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

In Cuba, no new cases have been confirmed since epidemiological week (EW) 38 of 2014.

In the Dominican Republic, at the end of November of 2014 (EW 48) there were 112 suspected cholera cases identified, including two deaths, in the province of San Juan and 8 suspected cases in the province of Azua. Previously, no cholera cases had been registered in either province during 2014. Samples were taken and laboratory results are pending.