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23 May 2019 description

Nigeria and the western Gulf of Guinea region continue to receive limited rainfall

  1. Continued belowaverage rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  2. Below-normal rainfall since April has led to significant early-season deficits and abnormal dryness.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Tanzania has caused flash flooding in Dar es Salaam. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue next week.

20 May 2019 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Hydrometeorological phenomena such as hurricanes, flooding, drought and landslides have significant influence on the population and economy of Nicaragua. Between 1994 and 2013, the average number of deaths due to hydrometeorological disasters was 160 per year, with average annual losses of 301.75 million dollars - purchasing power parity -, which is equivalent to an average annual loss per unit of GDP of 1.71%.

20 May 2019 description

Official Sources:

Earthquake

Nicaragua

16 May 2019 description

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of key developments affecting the displacement situation in the Americas and some of UNHCR response activities in line with the 2019 strategic objectives for the region.

VENEZUELA SITUATION KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  1. In Ecuador, entry requirements for Venezuelans, who had to present certified criminal records to enter the country were temporarily suspended by the Constitutional Court.

14 May 2019 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region2 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.

12 May 2019 description

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen.

Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1393 personas, de las cuales 65 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados

12 May 2019 description

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen.

Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1280 personas, de las cuales 52 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados.

07 May 2019 description

El programa de retorno voluntario asistido de la OIM tiene como objetivo lograr el retorno voluntario, ordenado y humano de los migrantes que no pueden o no quieren permanecer en sus países de tránsito o destino y desean regresar voluntariamente a su país de origen. Desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, la OIM ha brindado asistencia de retorno voluntario a 1238 personas, de las cuales 52 son niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados.

02 May 2019 description

Northern Mozambique remains at risk for flooding following heavy rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Continued below-average rainfall and high temperatures have strengthened dryness in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.

  3. Tropical Cylcone Kenneth made landfall over northern Mozambique last week. Heavy flooding is expected to persist into early may with continued rainfall.

01 May 2019 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) presentó ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) el Caso 12.722, Pedro Bacilio Roche Azaña y otro, , respecto de Nicaragua.

01 May 2019 description

En el marco de la reunión de entes rectores de los Sistemas Nacionales de Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres: Diálogos y Experiencias para Fortalecer la Red Mesoamericana para la Gestión Integral del Riesgo, gobiernos de México, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panamá, Belice y Colombia, se reunieron durante los días 29 y 30 de abril en ciudad de México, con el fin de avanzar en el diálogo de más alto nivel sobre la plataforma de la Red Mesoamericana para la Gestión Integral del Riesgo.

01 May 2019 description
report Convoy of Hope

Reported By: Jason Streubel

“The desert” brings images to my mind of sand dunes and a quest for water. However, not every desert looks like the Sahara. In reality, the desert is a harsh ecosystem where everything fights to survive. In the rain shadow of Nicaraguan volcanoes lives a community of people who were in need of new ways to thrive in this harshness. This community was smart and motivated. All they needed was some resourcing to help them thrive.

01 May 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Attacks on education

The section aligns with the definition of attacks on education used by the Global Coalition to Protect Education under Attack (GCPEA) in Education under Attack 2018.

Africa

Burkina Faso

11 March 2019: In Centre-Nord region, between Namssiguia and Djibo towns, two teachers were abducted and killed following the earlier abduction of an NGO worker nearby.
Sources: ACLED1 and UN-OCHA

01 May 2019 description

In Numbers

USD 2.7 m six months net funding requirements

Operational Updates

30 Apr 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.