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20 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 2018 (IPS) - Twenty-five years ago, Mexican engineer Gustavo Rodriguez decided to collect rainwater to solve the scarcity of water in his home and contribute to the care of natural resources.

“We did it to seek a better integration with the care of nature. We wanted to have a sustainable home,” this resident of the indigenous town of San Bartolo Ameyalco, on the west side of Mexico City, told IPS.

18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.

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12 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – As the Aquarius rescue vessel makes the three-day journey to Spain, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year. So far this month, 2,746 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain. The 14,330 migrants, who are registered as having arrived by sea to Italy this year is 76.81 per cent lower than that reported last year in the same period, which was recorded as 61,779.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Edgardo Ayala

CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, 8 jun 2018 (IPS) - Tener en la mesa del comedor un recipiente de siete litros con un filtro que purifica el agua captada de la lluvia, y abrir una valvulita para llenar una taza y saciar la sed, es como una revolución para el campesino salvadoreño Víctor de León.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Llegarán a esa nación centroamericana 20 voluntarios de la institución para apoyar en labores humanitarias.

  • Se entregará la ayuda humanitaria a la Cruz Roja de Guatemala

  • Por el momento CRM no abrirá centros de acopio en el país

06 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

A pesar de una nueva erupción que causó una orden de evacuación, una misión de evaluación de la ONU con más de 50 trabajadores ha logrado visitar los albergues en Escuintla y Sacatepéquez y se encuentra trabajando sin parar para consolidar los suministros para un posible llamado humanitario.

01 Jun 2018 description

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged, over 94,000 in 2017 alone and 4,225 recognized as refugees

The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.

Thousands continue to legally enter daily in neighbouring countries. It is expected that people will continue to leave in 2018. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

31 May 2018 description

Excepto Cárdenas y Huimanguillo, los municipios tabasqueños fueron incluidos en esta medida para acceder a apoyos del Fonden

Villahermosa, Tabasco.- Debido a la onda de calor que afecta a Tabasco y la mayor parte del país, la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió una declaratoria de emergencia extraordinaria que incluye a 15 municipios tabasqueños. Las únicas demarcaciones excluidas de esta medida son Cárdenas y Huimanguillo.

23 May 2018 description

The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.

22 May 2018 description

Fin de la Emergencia generada por el sismo magnitud 7.1 con epicentro a 12 km. al sureste del municipio de Axochiapan del estado de Morelos el día 19 de septiembre de 2017.

09 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF presentó hoy su informe anual 2017: Retos y avances para la niñez y la adolescencia en México

Ciudad de México, 3 de mayo de 2017 – Al presentar hoy su Informe Anual 2017 ante donantes, contrapartes y medios de comunicación, UNICEF México destacó avances y desafíos en materia de derechos de la niñez y reiteró su compromiso para continuar apoyando los esfuerzos nacionales encaminados a lograr la garantía y protección de todos los derechos para todos los niños, niñas y adolescentes.

07 May 2018 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil dio a conocer el aviso de término de la Declaratoria de Emergencia que se emitió el pasado 24 de abril, por la presencia de lluvia severa e inundación fluvial y pluvial, ocurridos en el estado de Veracruz

30 Apr 2018 description

La capacidad de respuesta del gobierno estatal se ha reforzado con los apoyos proporcionados por el Gobierno de la República.

23 Apr 2018 description

La situación anormal generada por este fenómeno natural ha disminuido a niveles aceptables y la capacidad de respuesta del gobierno estatal se ha reforzado con los apoyos proporcionados por el Gobierno de la República.

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.

31 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

I. SIX MONTHS IN REVIEW: From Response to Early Recovery

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.

Six months after the earthquakes, children living in the most affected municipalities in the five states have gradually returned to their normal lives; however not all of them have returned to school.