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20 Jan 2018 description

High temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

16 Jan 2018 description

Lo que hay que hacer es mantener la calma, estar atentos, aseguró el Ministro Director del Sinapred, doctor Guillermo González

El Ministro Director del Sistema Nacional de Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres (Sinapred), doctor Guillermo González, informó que hasta el momento no se reporta ninguna pérdida de vidas humanas por el sismo de 6 grados de magnitud registrado en el Pacífico de Nicaragua.

Para suerte nuestra no hay ninguna afectación humana ni material, destacó en conferencia de prensa,

16 Jan 2018 description

Vamos a estar pendientes, en alerta y en comunicación, recomendamos precaución, insistió Rosario

La Vicepresidenta de la República, Compañera Rosario Murillo, hizo un llamado a extremar las alertas ante el sismo de 6 grados de magnitud en la escala de Richter registrado al suroeste de San Juan del Sur.

En comunicación a través de los medios del poder ciudadano, también exhortó a las instituciones de primera respuesta a tomar todas las previsiones.

12 Jan 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2018

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

11 Jan 2018 description

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Ava causes flooding in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been belowaverage in South Africa.
    The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

06 Jan 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 31 December 2017-6 January 2018 and includes updates on hepatitis A, influenza, MERS, poliomyelitis and salomnellosis.

05 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report focuses on lessons learned by WFP from the Ready to Respond project, a joint UN humanitarian preparedness programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Ready to Respond was instigated in late 2013 by UNICEF and WFP, who were joined in 2015 by OCHA and UNHCR. DFID’s support enabled the agencies to implement a wide range of preparedness activities, aiming at reinforcing their own capacity and the capacity of partners in being better prepared to respond to disasters.

04 Jan 2018 description

Drought continues in Southern Africa, while Tropical Cyclone Ava may bring heavy rainfall to Madagascar

  1. An early end to seasonal rainfall has caused a drought in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia. Seasonal moisture deficits have strengthened across several bimodal areas of Tanzania during December.

  2. While east-central South Africa has benefited aboveaverage rain since late November, northern and westcentral areas of the country report moderate to large moisture deficits over the past 30 days.

03 Jan 2018 description

La Vicepresidenta de la República, Compañera Rosario Murillo, informó que el frente frío que ha generado alerta en toda Centroamérica, se desplaza sobre el noreste de Nicaragua, y dio a conocer las recomendaciones del Sinapred para que las familias nicaragüenses se protejan de los efectos que ocasiona ese fenómeno meteorológico.

03 Jan 2018 description
report Save the Children

Como parte del proyecto #TejiendoRedesInfancia, de la Red Latinoamericana y caribeña por la defensa de los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, REDLAMYC, financiado por la Unión Europea y apoyado por Save the Children a nivel regional, se realizaron dos encuentros de redes de participación de niños, niñas y adolescentes en Bogotá DC y Cali, liderados por la Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Alianza por la niñez y Save the Children Colombia, con el objetivo fortalecer la consolidación de una red regional de niños, niñas y adolescentes para promover la participación directa, activa y …

02 Jan 2018 description

El INETER reporta la llegada de un frente frío al noreste de Nicaragua, como también vientos fuertes y lluvias que se ya se han registrado y que probablemente se seguirán dando en el Caribe y en la zona del Río San Juan.

De acuerdo a la Compañera Rosario Murillo, Vicepresidenta de la República, el INETER advierte de condiciones especiales de vientos y oleajes en el Caribe. “Los vientos irán incrementando a lo largo de esta semana, las olas también la altura y se recomienda precaución para la navegación marítima y sobre todo para embarcaciones pequeñas y menores”, manifestó.

01 Jan 2018 description

Cosechas de Postrera de granos básicos cerca del promedio

MENSAJES CLAVE

• La buena distribución de las lluvias en tiempo y espacio durante las dos temporadas del 2017 (Primera y Postrera) ha contribuido a las mejores cosechas de granos básicos en varios años, para los agricultores del corredor seco de la región. Con estas reservas y las oportunidades de empleo que genera el sector agroindustrial como el café, azúcar, tabaco y hortalizas, las áreas del corredor seco se estiman en Mínima (Fase 1, CIF) durante todo el período.

01 Jan 2018 description

La Red de sistemas de alerta temprana contra la hambruna (FEWS NET, por sus siglas en inglés) monitorea las tendencias de los precios de los alimentos básicos en los países que son vulnerables a la inseguridad alimentaria.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Daniel Salazar

SAN JOSE, Dec 31 2017 (IPS) - Jazziel Baca lives in the municipality of Esquías, in western Honduras, one of the areas hardest hit by the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis), which damaged almost 500,000 hectares of forest in that Central American country between 2013 and 2015.

31 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Situation

In November 2015, a group of more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported in the border area between Costa Rica and Panama in the community of Paso Canoas, Corredores Canton. Since these people did not meet the migration requirements to enter Costa Rica, a significant build-up of migrants occurred on the Panamanian side of the border as they began to settle in the streets, waiting on a solution to their legal immigration status.

31 Dec 2017 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.

31 Dec 2017 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 Dec 2017 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.