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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.

16 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

· Gracias a donativos como los de Bancomext y sus trabajadores, UNICEF sigue atendiendo las necesidades de los niños para brindarles de agua y saneamiento, protección, salud, nutrición y educación. Para atender esta emergencia se necesita la ayuda de todos, donar ahora en: http://www.donaunicef.org.mx o llame al 01 800 841 88 88

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos

(Beirut, January 29, 2015) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.

14 Nov 2014 description
Technical Annex- Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 20 600 000

1. CONTEXT

08 Apr 2011 description

Mexico, with a population of approximately 112 million, is a federal republic composed of 31 states and a federal district, with an elected president and bicameral legislature. President Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party was elected in 2006 to a six-year term in generally free and fair multiparty elections. The country continued its fight against organized crime, which involved frequent clashes between security forces and drug traffickers.