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07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 267 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in the Americas between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description

Lesbia Umaña

De cara al III Ejercicio Nacional de Preparación para Proteger la Vida en Situaciones de Multiamenazas, el Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres (Sinapred) capacitó a miembros de los equipos de las diferentes instituciones, distritos y municipios de Managua.

También estuvieron presentes integrantes de Juventud Sandinista y la Unión Nacional de Estudiantes de Nicaragua (UNEN).

Este será el último simulacro de este año y se tiene previsto a realizar el próximo 17 de diciembre.

06 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  1. Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people

  2. Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people

  3. Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions

  4. El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries

  5. Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months

01 Dec 2018 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.

30 Nov 2018 description

La violencia contra la mujer afecta a casi el 60% de las mujeres en algunos países de las Américas En promedio, una de cada tres mujeres en la región ha padecido violencia física y/o sexual por parte de su pareja en algún momento de sus vidas, pero este número varía de entre 1 de cada 7 en Brasil, Panamá y Uruguay, a casi 6 de cada 10 mujeres en Bolivia.

30 Nov 2018 description

El Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos, programa conjunto de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) y de la FIDH, solicita su intervención urgente ante la siguiente situación en Nicaragua.

Descripción de la situación:

30 Nov 2018 description

IOM’s voluntary assisted return program aims to achieve the voluntary, orderly and humane return of migrants who can not or do not wish to remain in their host countries and wish to voluntarily return to their country of origin.

Since November 4th, with PRM support, IOM has provided voluntary return assistance to 453 people, of which 25 are unaccompanied migrant children

30 Nov 2018 description

On average, one in three women in the Region has suffered physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lives. However, this number varies from 1 in 7 in Brazil, Panama and Uruguay, to almost 6 in 10 women in Bolivia.

30 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Outside of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the highest HIV incidence rate among adolescents aged 10–19 years, and key indicators show only limited progress in meeting their HIV prevention needs. Since 2010, for example, the estimated 19,000 new HIV infections annually among 10- to 19-year-olds is essentially unchanged. The situation is roughly the same among younger children.

29 Nov 2018 description

Mensajes clave

Para el próximo trimestre se esperan irregularidades en la distribución temporal y espacial de las de las lluvias, con precipitaciones en el promedio o por debajo del promedio en la región Caribe de Centroamérica, estas condiciones podrían afectar las siembras de Apante.

28 Nov 2018 description

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GINEBRA (28 de noviembre de 2018) - Las personas migrantes y otras en situación de movilidad, como refugiados/as y solicitantes de asilo, que viajan en caravanas desde América Central hacia México y Estados Unidos de América, merecen el pleno respeto de sus derechos humanos por parte de todos los países involucrados, han dicho hoy expertos de la ONU*.

28 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (28 November 2018) – Migrants and other persons in mobility, such as refugees and asylum seekers, travelling in caravans from Central America towards Mexico and the United States of America deserve full respect of their human rights by all countries involved, UN experts* said.

The independent UN experts have voiced their concerns in letters to the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the United States and called on them to abide by international law.

27 Nov 2018 description

Por sus características naturales y su producción agrícola, el departamento de Matagalpa es conocido como «Perla del Septentrión», o bien, como la “capital de la producción”, esto gracias a su clima tropical húmedo y seco, que además de favorecer las condiciones para la producción, también da orígenes a muchos escenarios de multi-amenazas, en su mayoría originados por la variabilidad climática y las malas prácticas del hombre.

23 Nov 2018 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 23 November 2018

(1) Guatemala

We welcome the ruling this week by a Guatemalan court to convict and sentence a former soldier to 5,130 years in prison for his role in the Dos Erres massacre – one of the most shocking episodes of the country’s long civil war when more than 200 people were killed in the village of Dos Erres in 1982.

22 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA (22 November 2018) – UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of Nicaragua to immediately put an end to the repression and reprisals against those who speak out against the Government and cooperate with the UN, including human rights defenders, journalists and peaceful protesters.

21 Nov 2018 description

La pobreza rural crece en dos millones de personas por primera vez en la última década, advierte una nueva publicación de la FAO

21 de noviembre de 2018, Buenos Aires– La pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe ha vuelto a crecer por primera vez desde hace una década, señala una nueva publicación de la FAO presentada hoy.

21 Nov 2018 description

Rural poverty increased by 2 million people, the first rise in 10 years, warns a new FAO publication

November 21, 2018, Buenos Aires- Poverty in the rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean has increased for the first time in a decade, says a new FAO publication presented today during the Week of Agriculture and Food held in Argentina's capital.