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28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

23 Nov 2018 description

Por: Cementos Mexicanos – CEMEX

Adaptado por: UNISDR – Américas y el Caribe

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, México, 21 de Noviembre de 2018 - 150 miembros del sector privado de México se adhirieron a la Alianza del Sector Privado para Sociedades Resilientes ante Desastres (ARISE, por sus siglas en inglés), al firmar la Declaración de Cooperación Voluntaria, la cual crea la primera red nacional público-privada para prevenir y mitigar desastres en el país.

22 Nov 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

Mexico City, 21 November 2018. – Companies and businesses in Mexico have created a national Network of the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) and agreed to work together to build a more resilient Mexico against disasters.

21 Nov 2018 description

Following a period of low dengue transmission in the Region of the Americas, an increase in cases has been reported in some countries. With the start of high transmission season for dengue in the Southern Hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States implement preparedness and response actions in order to prevent transmission of dengue as well as deaths due to this disease.

Situation summary in the Americas

19 Nov 2018 description

El Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres en América Central y República Dominicana (CEPREDENAC), participó en el Diálogo Regional de la Política de Gestión de Riesgo de Desastres “Riesgo de Sequía en Centroamérica y Medidas para Reducir el Riesgo”, el 15 de noviembre de 2018, en la Ciudad de San Salvador, República de El Salvador.

07 Nov 2018 description

The risk of disaster, due to a natural phenomenon, can happen at any time, so Land Rover and the Red Cross are helping people in remote areas to prepare for any emergency.

Such support has never been more important: the World Disaster Report 2018 estimates 134 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year. The report, by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), says challenging terrain, limited infrastructure, conflicts and natural hazards can all make it hard to get help to where it’s needed.

24 Oct 2018 description
report Start Network
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

24 Oct 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Evacuations taking place in Sinaloa state as coastline braces for winds and flooding.

By Cydney Justman

Hurricane Willa weakened overnight to a Category 3 storm, but the hurricane could still bring devastating storm surge, wind and rain to Mexico’s Pacific Coast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to make landfall south of Mazatlan on Tuesday evening, and evacuations have been taking place in low-lying areas of Sinaloa state to protect residents from potential flooding.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.

20 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Governments now have access to a large and growing range of financing instruments for rapidly mobilizing funds in the aftermath of a disaster. Instruments like reserve funds, contingent lines of credit, and insurance programs are critical for financing relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts, and they have a demonstrated impact on the ability of governments to manage large-scale disasters.

04 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Un proyecto conjunto permitirá a los países de la región aumentar la resiliencia del Corredor Seco de Centroamérica y las zonas áridas de la República de República Dominicana, afectadas por el cambio climático. La adaptación consiste en aprovechar la biodiversidad y los servicios ecosistémicos para reducir la vulnerabilidad de las comunidades y aumentar su capacidad de ajustarse a los eventos climáticos extremos.

31 Jul 2018 description

This paper aims to identify potential entry points that stakeholders can leverage in order to mainstream the ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approach into decision and policy making in the government and private sector in Mexico.

06 Jul 2018 description
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Worldwide modification

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

01 Jun 2018 description

Este viernes 1 de junio inicia en toda la región del Mar Caribe y el Golfo de México la habitual temporada de huracanes y otros ciclones tropicales que se extiende hasta el 30 de noviembre, fenómeno que puede tener incidencia en los departamentos de La Guajira Bolívar, Atlántico, Magdalena, el archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Sucre, Córdoba, Chocó (Acandí, Unguía) y Antioquia (Golfo de Urabá).

31 May 2018 description

Atlas de Riesgo y Sistema de Alerta Temprana, valiosos para prevenir afectaciones por contingencias, subraya IPC.

Villahermosa, Tabasco.- La Comisión Estatal de Fenómenos Hidrometeorológicos, realizó una sesión para coordinar acciones entre los tres niveles de gobierno y establecer medidas preventivas ante el inicio de la temporada de ciclones tropicales y lluvias, a fin de mitigar los efectos de posibles contingencias.

31 May 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Los voluntarios son especialistas preparados para la intervención en desastres en todo el país

  • Cuenta con más de 2,566 vehículos: ambulancias y unidades de rescate para el apoyo de emergencias y desastres.

Ciudad de México a 31 de mayo de 2018.- Cruz Roja Mexicana está lista para actuar en casos de emergencia ante la temporada de huracanes que inicia este viernes 1° de junio en el Océano Atlántico. Los voluntarios se encuentran listos para apoyar cualquier situación de emergencia que se presente.

24 May 2018 description

El Coordinador participó en la Reunión Nacional de Protección Civil para la Temporada de Lluvias y Ciclones Tropicales 2018.

Los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Canadá han solicitado apoyo a México para diseñar sus Atlas de Riesgo tras reconocer la experiencia alcanzada por los especialistas mexicanos en materia protección civil, aseguró el Coordinador Nacional de Protección Civil, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa.

22 May 2018 description
report Swiss Re

Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected. Surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured.

This financing gap is borne largely by the public sector, and may create long-term fiscal instability at a time when government budgets are stretched. Furthermore rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at such contingent liabilities faced by public administrations.