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14 Dec 2018 description

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Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (December 14, 2018) – In response to reports of the tragic death of a 7-year-old girl who was in U.S. custody after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement:

13 Dec 2018 description

Mexico City/New York, NY, December 13, 2018—Current and proposed policies to severely restrict the ability to seek asylum in the United States, along with the US government’s unwillingness to quickly process migrants at ports of entry along the US-Mexico border, have created an administrative limbo that leaves Central American asylum seekers in Mexico exposed to further violence, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday.

13 Dec 2018 description

por Rodrigo Pérez

Ciudad de Guatemala, 12 dic (AGN). Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras han fortalecido sus esfuerzos para generar desarrollo en las regiones priorizadas por el Plan Alianza para la Prosperidad del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica (PAPTN), con el que se pretende evitar la migración a Estados Unidos, informo hoy una fuente oficial.

13 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

There are 65.6 million forcibly displaced persons including over 22.5 million refugees in the world today. The number of refugees is growing while the national laws and attitudes towards refugees and migrants are becoming more stringent. To address the legal gap over burden-sharing of refugees and migrants over 180 UN member states gathered in Marrakech, Morocco on December 10, 2018 to adopt the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) as foreseen by the 2016 New York Declaration.

12 Dec 2018 description

En estrecha coordinación con el equipo en campo de CONMIGRANTES, se implementó el monitoreo del flujo de personas migrantes desde el monumento al Divino Salvador del Mundo hasta la terminal de buses de occidente, punto donde la población migrante abordó cuatro autobuses con dirección hacia la frontera "La Hachadura".

12 Dec 2018 description
report Start Network

The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.

12 Dec 2018 description

Yamabal, Morazán, 11 de diciembre de 2018.-El Vicepresidente de la República y Secretario Técnico y de Planificación, acompañado por la Viceministra de Gobernación y Desarrollo Territorial y presidenta del CONAIPD, Ana Daysi Villalobos; el alcalde de Yamabal, Adonay Gómez; el director Ejecutivo del CENTA, Rafael Alemán; así como el representante adjunto del PMA, Marco Selva; y el representante de la FAO, Alan González, presidieron la firma de convenios para la entrega de pensión básica solidaria para personas con discapacidad y dependencia en el municipio de Yamabal, Morazán.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since 13 October 2018, an estimated 16,000 migrants, largely from Honduras and El Salvador, have transited through Guatemala.

• The Government of Mexico has officially reported the presence of some 8,000 migrants in its territory. As of 28 November, at least 6,067 migrants, including 1,058 children, had arrived in Tijuana (Baja California state), on the border with the United States. In Mexicali there are about 1,200 migrants settled, and around 300 are estimated to still be on the move heading north in Mexico.

11 Dec 2018 description
  • Los avances realizados durante la actual administración en materia medioambiental no tienen precedentes: los ecosistemas están en recuperación y las vulnerabilidades ante el cambio climático se han reducido.

Las políticas y programas implementados por el gobierno del Presidente Salvador Sánchez Cerén han permitido la recuperación de miles de hectáreas de ecosistemas de diversos tipos, la siembra de millones de árboles y mejorar la capacidad del Estado salvadoreño ante desastres derivados de fenómenos naturales.

11 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Two low pressure systems, one in the Atlantic and the other in the Pacific, caused intense rainfall conditions, flash floods in several communities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua from 5 to 18 October , In El Salvador Civil Protection reported 15 people injured, six dead, one missing and 768 people in shelters. In addition, 1541 flooded houses and eight houses destroyed, an affected school and three other collapsed walls; eight roads and 13 damaged streets, 120 contaminated wells. On October 6 a green alert was declared in El Salvador for the entire country.

07 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF hace un llamado a seguir coordinando esfuerzos para la garantía de derechos de niñas, niños y adolescentes migrantes en el albergue El Barretal

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
report Plan International

On October 12, 2018, thousands of people, including hundreds of children, began to walk from Honduras towards the United States, a distance of more than 1,500 miles.

According to UN agencies, “the dangers of inclement weather, including soaring temperatures and lack of shelter are high, especially for children.”

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

06 Dec 2018 description

Desde mediados de octubre, diversos grupos organizados de personas salieron desde el Norte de Centro América, particularmente desde Honduras y El Salvador, en dirección norte del continente con la esperanza de llegar a México y a los Estados Unidos de América. Estos grupos están compuestos por personas que tienen necesidades de protección internacional, y según encuestas más de 74% de las personas en estas caravanas considera correr peligro si regresan a sus países.

06 Dec 2018 description

Since mid-October, several persons organized in groups left the North of Central America – particularly from Honduras and El Salvador – heading northward with the hope of reaching Mexico and the United States of America. These groups are comprised of persons with international protection needs, and according to interviews more than 74% consider being at risk if they were to be returned home. By the end of November, the number of persons transiting through Guatemala is estimated at 16,000, while the Mexican government has officially reported the presence of some 8,000 in its territory.

04 Dec 2018 description

**San Miguel, 03 de diciembre de 2018.- Más de 3 mil personas fueron testigos de la entrega de donación de arroz por parte de la República Popular China, para atender a las familias afectadas por las condiciones climáticas que impactaron el territorio nacional durante este 2018, entre éstas una sequía e inundaciones.