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29 Nov 2017 description

Sobreviven en las montañas y bosques, a la intemperie con la lluvia y el frío.

Son unas 5.000 personas indígenas de Chiapas quienes hace varias semanas huyeron de sus comunidades, amenazados por grupos armados.

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29 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

Javier E. Báez, Alan Fuchs, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán

1. Executive Summary

The region has made impressive strides in the struggle against poverty and income inequality The Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved remarkable economic and social progress over the last decade, gradually shifting toward middle-income status.

29 Nov 2017 description

Introduction

Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.

29 Nov 2017 description

Importance of environmental migration for Latin America

Latin America, along with the Saharan countries of Africa, is among the regions that are most fragile and vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The most vulnerable countries have been identified as Haiti, Guyana, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. Projected variations in rainfall patterns will bring about changes in the water cycle, such as sudden floods, droughts and the consequent risk of forest fires.

24 Nov 2017 description

CONTENTS

  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

20 Nov 2017 description

Washington/Ginebra - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y la Relatora Especial de la ONU sobre los Derechos Humanos de los Desplazados Internos saludan la recomendación No. 39/2017, adoptada por la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH), mediante la cual se reconoce que 2,038 personas originarias de los municipios de Choix y Sinaloa de Leyva, del estado de Sinaloa, se vieron forzadas a desplazarse a causa de la violencia y la falta de medidas de seguridad por parte de autoridades estatales y municipales.

07 Nov 2017 description

The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.

27 Oct 2017 description

A regional conference hosted by the Government of Honduras in San Pedro Sula, concluded Thursday with a series of concrete initiatives by the countries in North and Central America to strengthen protection and solutions for asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons and refugees. States and other important stakeholders, including affected population, civil society, the private sector and the international community, have pledged strong support to all these initiatives.

26 Oct 2017 description

- En el marco de la Conferencia Regional, el Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CONADEH) promoverá soluciones duraderas, prevención a causas y atención a las víctimas de desplazamiento forzado de personas

24 Oct 2017 description

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement and to meet the differing needs of affected populations.

19 Oct 2017 description

Speech delivered by the ICRC President Peter Maurer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

Migration and internal displacement are among the most pressing topics on the international agenda today. In my meeting with leaders from across the international community, from governments and business, and migration is one of the most frequent topics of conversation.

18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

18 Oct 2017 description

Extraits d'une allocution prononcée par Peter Maurer, président du CICR, à l'Université nationale autonome du Mexique, le mercredi 18 octobre 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

13 Oct 2017 description

El lema de este año de la campaña de la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres Campaña Sendai Siete, que tiene un periodo de implementación de 7 años (2016-2022) Hogar, seguro Hogar, no pueden ser más apropiado tras un año, el 2016, en el que 24,2 millones de personas se vieron obligadas a desplazarse forzosamente abandonando su hogar, como consecuencia del impacto de desastres.

12 Oct 2017 description

San Salvador, El Salvador. 02-10-17 - 03-10-17

El fenómeno migratorio mesoamericano es conocido y ha sido ampliamente estudiado, pero nunca las discusiones han estado tan presentes en la esfera pública como hoy. Con los cambios políticos ocurridos en Estados Unidos se esperaban y se han estado produciendo restricciones a la migración, un incremento en el retorno de migrantes y potencialmente una disminución en el envío de remesas internacionales.