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12 Jul 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

  • El deterioro de las condiciones económicas y políticas en Venezuela continúa provocando la migración a gran escala a países vecinos.

  • La ONU publica un anexo para el Programa de Respuesta Humanitaria (HRP) de Colombia en el que solicitan $102.4 millones más para responder a las necesidades surgidas en Colombia por la situación de Venezuela.

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.

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

26 Jan 2018 description

VDAP Crisis Teams Respond to Indonesia’s Agung Volcano

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.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

29 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fatalities from the September 19 earthquake increase to at least 355 people

  • USAID demobilizes DART for the Mexico earthquake response; USAR team prepares to depart Mexico

  • USAID/OFDA provides a total of nearly $3 million in emergency assistance to support the earthquake response in Mexico

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Sep 2017 description

At approximately 1:14 p.m. local time on September 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, impacting the capital of Mexico City, as well as Guerrero, Morelos, and Puebla states. The earthquake killed at least 344 people, injured nearly 6,100 people, and damaged more than 44,300 buildings. The Government of Mexico accepted the U.S.

27 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fatalities from the September 19 earthquake increase to at least 337 people

  • DART USAR team conducts structural assessments, remains prepared to support emergency operations as needed

  • GoM coordinates countrywide emergency response efforts, demobilization of some USAR teams

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fatalities from the September 19 earthquake increase to at least 325 people

  • The DART USAR team remains prepared to support additional emergency interventions and structural assessments in Mexico City, as needed

  • GoM coordinates emergency response efforts, providing shelter, food, and other assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earthquake toll rises to at least 305 deaths and more than 2,600 injuries; majority recorded in Mexico City

  • DART, including USAR specialists, supports coordination and emergency interventions in affected areas

  • GoM reports sufficient health response capacity, with 98 percent of health facilities in Mexico City operating normally

KEY DEVELOPMENTS