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24 Jun 2018 description

Los enseres serán enviados vía aérea y marítima, a partir de la próxima semana.

Unos 300 kits de cocina, 4,000 frazadas y 2,350 kits con artículos de limpieza personal para el equipamiento de los albergues; así como la entrega de 210 tiendas de campaña familiares con capacidad de hasta cinco personas cada una son algunos de los implementos que Panamá enviará a Guatemala para atender las necesidades de la población afectada por la erupción del Volcán de Fuego.

21 Jun 2018 description

By Richard Waddington

CARTAGENA, 21 June, 2018 – Hurricane Mitch, which in 1988 cut a swathe of destruction across Central America, marked a “before and after” for the region’s approach to disaster risk reduction, an international conference heard.

The Category 5 storm, the highest on the international rating, caused over 11,000 deaths, more than 7,000 of them in Honduras. It was the deadliest hurricane in Central America since Hurricane Fifi, which killed slightly fewer people in 1974.

20 Jun 2018 description

Today we commemorate World Refugee Day.

There are nearly 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced around the world as a result of persecution, conflict or generalized violence. Their precarious situation makes them more vulnerable. Many of these people have seen their most basic human rights violated.

Human decency demands that we protect them, aid them, help them. But so does international law. We must not forget that. And we must not allow others to forget it.

19 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

La violencia, la persecución y las guerras obligan a un creciente número de personas a abandonar sus hogares, comunidades y países en busca de seguridad y medios de subsistencia. Este fenómeno mundial, que colocó la cifra de desplazados en un récord de más de 68 millones de personas en 2017, requiere con urgencia un nuevo acuerdo global sobre refugiados.

A un ritmo de 44.500 por día, 16,2 millones de personas huyeron para salvar sus vidas el año pasado, elevando la suma mundial de desplazados a 68,5 millones, informó este martes la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.

Context

18 Jun 2018 description

ROME – In a ceremony held today at the annual session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD, which was first established in Brindisi, Italy in June 2000.

14 Jun 2018 description
report SICA

13 de junio 2018: La región del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), contará con recursos por 88,1 millones de euros para impulsar inversiones que permitan mitigar los efectos del cambio climático y asegurar el desarrollo sostenible de la región.

La Iniciativa Fondo Verde para la Región SICA se llevará a cabo en el marco de la cooperación entre la Unión Europea, la Secretaría General del SICA, el Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE) y el Gobierno de la República Federal de Alemania.

14 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de México – 32 funcionarios de 10 países que hacen parte de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), se reunieron esta semana (6-7/6) para fortalecer sus capacidades e intercambiar experiencias sobre la protección de personas migrantes en países afectados por desastres de origen natural.

09 Jun 2018 description

West Africa remains dry, while heavy rain is forecast over Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

  3. Delays in seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Edgardo Ayala

CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, 8 jun 2018 (IPS) - Tener en la mesa del comedor un recipiente de siete litros con un filtro que purifica el agua captada de la lluvia, y abrir una valvulita para llenar una taza y saciar la sed, es como una revolución para el campesino salvadoreño Víctor de León.

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.

31 May 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 May 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.

28 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced on Sunday 20 May the reelection of President Nicolas Maduro for a new six-year term.

  • The Lima Group of Latin American countries plus Canada convened a highlevel meeting to define guidelines for a comprehensive response to the regional mixed flow of Venezuelan nationals.

27 May 2018 description

$36.2 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

15% funded

Funded 5.6 million

Funding gap 30.7 million

27 May 2018 description

$153.5 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

10% funded

Funded 15.8 million

Funding gap 137.7 million

24 May 2018 description
report UN Radio

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En 2017, el número de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo procedentes de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador ascendió a 294.000. Los principales países de refugio son Estados Unidos, México y Belice, pero también están empezando a dirigirse a lugares como Costa Rica y Panamá. La agencia de la ONU para los refugiados les ayuda con una estrategia que va más allá de la ayuda humanitaria, buscando su integración en los países de acogida.