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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.

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 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

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 Feb 2017 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, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental degradation, and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

11 Oct 2016 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 2007 and FY 2016, 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 natural disasters in the region.

29 May 2014 description

Before joining USAID, I never could have imagined the depth of passion that exists for our nation’s leadership in global development.

When I was sworn in, people often asked me if I was worried about the unpopularity of development. According to nearly every poll, Americans wanted to cut foreign aid. But over the last four years, I have seen how a new model of development that delivers meaningful results in a cost-effective way can inspire people from all walks of life.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

24 Oct 2013 description

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07 May 2013 description

Colombia anfitriona del foro regional sobre manejo del fuego

Cada año, los incendios destruyen millones de hectáreas en América Latina. Durante la última década, los cambios en el uso de suelo, el crecimiento poblacional y el cambio climático, han complicado la prevención y control de los incendios forestales.

01 Nov 2012 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the region also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S.

09 Nov 2010 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated October 8, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On October 27, the nineteenth named storm of this hurricane season, Tomas, formed off the northeastern coast of South America. After developing into a tropical storm, Tomas made landfall in Barbados on October 30. Tomas became a Category One hurricane as it approached St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where it collapsed bridges and destroyed houses, crops, roads, and other infrastructure. On November 4, the storm passed Jamaica as a tropical storm and caused little damage.

08 Oct 2010 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 22, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

? From September 27 to 30, heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole resulted in flash floods and landslides in all of Jamaica's 14 parishes, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

22 Sep 2010 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated July 13, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Four named storms have made landfall in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to date during the 2010 hurricane season, which lasts from May to November.

13 Jul 2010 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated June 16, 2010.  

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

On June 30, Hurricane Alex made landfall as a category two storm in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, bringing heavy rainfall that caused flooding, road blockages, and infrastructure damage in low-lying areas of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon states. In addition, on July 8, Tropical Depression Two made landfall in hurricane-affected areas of northeastern Mexico, bringing additional rainfall and exacerbating flooding.

On July 10, U.S.

29 Feb 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

09 Nov 2007 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)