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02 Aug 2018 description

Over 117,300 asylum claims filed in the first six months of 2018, surpassing the 2017 year-end figure. Peru has become the first country of asylum for Venezuelans.

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19 Jul 2018 description
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Today MSF runs 468 projects in 71 countries. Over the years, our medical humanitarian organisation has expanded from a small group of doctors and journalists to a global movement with almost 40,000 staff. However, after 47 years of operations, our fundamental mission and values remain unchanged: to provide essential medical care for those who need it most, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.

Our operations in Palestine are not as large as those in some other countries, however, they have always been significant.

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.

02 May 2018 description

Desde el inicio de esta Administración se dio un paso firme para enfrentar estos riesgos, con la instalación del primer Consejo Nacional de Protección Civil en la historia del país, destacó.

  • Hoy México es un referente a nivel internacional de las mejores prácticas de Protección Civil, aseguró.

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.

18 Dec 2017 description

Yeyson y Noel son de Honduras. Circunstancias, momentos y motivos diferentes hicieron que dejaran su país para emprender la ruta migratoria. Ambos sufrieron accidentes en el camino que les provocaron amputaciones. En Tapachula, Chiapas, tomaron una rehabilitación para adaptarse a las prótesis que han hecho que puedan caminar de nuevo.

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.

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.

28 Sep 2017 description

At approximately 1:14 p.m. local time on September 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, impacting the capital of Mexico City, as well as Guerrero, Morelos, and Puebla states. The earthquake killed at least 344 people, injured nearly 6,100 people, and damaged more than 44,300 buildings. The Government of Mexico accepted the U.S.

27 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fatalities from the September 19 earthquake increase to at least 337 people

  • DART USAR team conducts structural assessments, remains prepared to support emergency operations as needed

  • GoM coordinates countrywide emergency response efforts, demobilization of some USAR teams

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.

29 Jun 2016 description

Sightless couple hounded relentlessly by street gangs are spirited out of their home on stretchers covered by a shroud in a bid to safeguard their escape.

By: Francesca Fontanini

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (UNHCR) – When gun-toting gang thugs pumped round after round into their home in El Salvador, blind couple Rosario and Victor* grabbed their daughter and threw themselves onto the floor to dodge the bullets.

02 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Durante el gobierno del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad mexicanas han estado implicados en graves violaciones de derechos humanos en forma reiterada —incluidas ejecuciones extrajudiciales, desapariciones forzadas y tortura— en el marco de acciones contra el crimen organizado.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

During the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexican security forces have been implicated in repeated, serious human rights violations—including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture—in the course of efforts to combat organized crime. The government has made little progress in prosecuting those responsible for recent abuses, let alone the large number of abuses committed by soldiers and police since former President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) initiated Mexico’s “war on drugs.”

30 Nov 2015 description

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG), released in the last few months:

VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

23 Nov 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

11 Nov 2015 description

Prólogo

La gestión para la reducción del riesgo de desastres es un proceso integral que trata diversas acciones de trabajo en múltiples momentos como parte fundamental del desarrollo seguro y sostenible de un país, con la finalidad de contribuir con el bienestar de las personas, lo que incluye el fortalecimiento de capacidades en la preparación ante la ocurrencia de un desastre, promoviendo el respeto a la integridad y dignidad humanas y la seguridad de los medios de vida.