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The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.
• Four months after the earthquakes, the majority of children living in the most affected municipalities included in the immediate response phase have gradually returned to school and to their normal lives.
Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2018
Distinguished guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Advisory Board Annual Meeting. Today, we will celebrate the achievements of UNDAC as it marks its 25th Anniversary this year. We will discuss how we can further strengthen UNDAC to ensure that it continues to be a nimble, effective international emergency response mechanism in a fast-evolving operational environment.
Países Miembros 5
Recursos de Información 11
Próximos Eventos 12
Huracanes Irma y María:
Hurricanes Irma and Maria: health sector response
In the space of one month, several nations of the Caribbean were ravaged by two category 5 hurricanes packing winds of up to 160 mph (260 km/h). Hurricane Irma passed through 11 islands in the Caribbean starting on 5 September 2017, followed a week later by Hurricane Maria, which impacted six islands, including three in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that had already been hit by Irma. The total population of the islands is 37.2 million people.
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.
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.
· 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)
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)
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.
¿Que son los Equipos USAR?
USAR (Búsqueda y Rescate Urbano, por sus siglas en inglés) involucra la localización, extracción y estabilización inicial de personas atrapadas en un espacio confnado o debajo de escombros como resultado de un colapso estructural repentino de gran escala como un sismo.
La meta de las operaciones de búsqueda y rescate es rescatar el mayor número de víctimas atrapadas en el menor tiempo posible, al tiempo que se minimiza el riesgo a los rescatistas.
¿Cómo apoya el INSARAG?
What are the USAR teams?
USAR (Urban search and rescue) involves the location, extrication, and initial stabilisation of people trapped in a confined space or under debris due to a sudden-onset large-scale structural collapse such as an earthquake.
The goal of search and rescue operations is to rescue the greatest number of trapped people in the shortest amount of time, while minimising the risk to rescuers.
How does INSARAG support?
Government efforts are focusing on reconstruction and continued response to the affected populations. Oaxaca and Chiapas have finalized survey of damages and losses. People in these states will receive electronic cash for house reconstruction or purchase of construction materials.(Source: Presidencia de la República.27.09)
The two earthquakes have resulted in 12,931 schools damaged in 9 states, of which 600 are severely damaged. (Source: SEP. 27.09)
This report has been created by the United Nations System, in collaboration with humanitarian partners present in country and based on the information available. This report covers the period of the 22nd to the 26th of September 2017.
Since the earthquake on 19th September, 15 search and rescue teams have been active; 5 national and 10 international.
● Desde el día del sismo se activaron 15 equipos de Búsqueda y Rescate cinco nacionales y diez internacionales.
● Si bien continúan las operaciones, se ha comenzado el proceso de desmovilización. A la fecha mantienen operaciones los equipos de Costa Rica, Estados Unidos, Colombia, Israel y España y se han desmovilizado los equipos de Panamá, Ecuador, Japón, Honduras y El Salvador.