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21 Oct 2019 description

CIFRAS CLAVES

101.6K AFECTADOS POR INUNDACIONES Y DESLIZAMIENTOS EN GUATEMALA ENTRE EL 13 Y EL 16 DE OCTUBRE

400 CASAS EN RIESGO DE COLAPSO DESPUÉS DE FUERTES LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES EN EL SALVADOR

530 FAMILIAS AFECTADAS POR LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES EN 14 MUNICIPIOS DE NICARAGUA

CENTROAMÉRICA: INUNDACIONES

GUATEMALA

21 Oct 2019 description

KEY FIGURES
- 101.6K PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES IN GUATEMALA BETWEEN 13-16 OCTOBER
- 400 HOMES AT RISK OF COLLAPSING AFTER HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING IN EL SALVADOR
- 530 FAMILIES AFFECTED BY RAINFALL AND FLOODING IN 14 MUNICIPALITIES IN NICARAGUA

CENTRAL AMERICA: FLOODING

21 Oct 2019 description
  • 27,048 (+4,714) personas en tránsito asistidas por ACNUR y sus socios de enero a agosto de 2019.

  • 12%: Porcentaje mínimo de personas que reportan necesidades de protección internacional

  • 13 espacios de información y asistencia a personas migrantes y refugiadas.

  • 111 (+11) personas refugiadas y solicitantes de asilo residentes en Petén e Izabal.

Objetivos de ACNUR en Petén e Izabal

21 Oct 2019 description

In September 2019, 2,499 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, most of whom departed from Tunisia. This is the highest number of monthly sea arrivals this year so far.

NGO rescue vessels continued to operate in the Central Mediterranean. The Ocean Viking vessel was involved in two postdisembarkation transfer exercises led by the European Commission.

On 12 September, 98 refugees were evacuated from Libya, in the context of the third direct humanitarian evacuation from Libya to Italy in 2019 so far.

Operational Context

19 Oct 2019 description
report UN News Service

Venezuela, Nicaragua y los países del norte de Centroamérica disparan las peticiones de asilo. El número de solicitudes ha pasado de dos mil al año a dos mil a la semana. Garantizar que los sistemas de asilo en la región sean justos y eficientes es el principal objetivo para la ONU y los Gobiernos de la región.

En los últimos seis años, el número de solicitantes de asilo ha pasado de dos mil al año a esa misma cifra en una semana, según informó el representante de ACNUR en México, Mark Manly, durante una reunión celebrada en la capital de ese país.

18 Oct 2019 description

Hace un poco más de un año, 160 hombres, mujeres y niños partieron de San Pedro Sula en Honduras, en una caravana humana de centroamericanos ampliamente televisada. Para cuando los migrantes llegaron a la frontera de Guatemala y México, su número había aumentado a 7,000. La visión de este viaje cambió drásticamente la política estadounidense y sofocó el apetito político para ayudar a los cientos de miles de personas que huyen de la guerra entre pandillas, los traficantes y los desastres naturales en toda la región.

18 Oct 2019 description

Carol Bottger has just spent a year in Mexico working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as a medical coordinator for our projects there. She has worked with MSF since 2011, including assignments in Central African Republic, Niger, India, Colombia, South Sudan, and Sierra Leone.

In this interview, she discusses the impact of regional migration policies on the patients MSF cares for along the transit route through Mexico.

17 Oct 2019 description

Parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia receive heavy rainfall as flooding continues in Senegal

  1. Senegal has experienced significant flooding over the past two weeks. Belowaverage rainfall is forecast next week and is likely to reduce the risk for continued flooding.

  2. Flooding continues in central Nigeria. Heavy rainfall is expected next week.

  3. Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of Sudan next week, maintaining a high risk for flooding.

17 Oct 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) Report on Food Security and Agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

  • potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

  • new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a f further deterioration of food insecurity

17 Oct 2019 description
report SICA

Martes 15 de octubre de 2019. La contribución a la reducción de la vulnerabilidad y el impacto de los desastres es una de las principales misiones del Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central y República Dominicana(CEPREDENAC) instancia especializada del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA), como parte integral del proceso de transformación y desarrollo de la integración.

15 Oct 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.

15 Oct 2019 description
  • Heavy rain and landslides affected most of El Salvador over 13-14 October, resulting in 4 deaths.
  • More than 250 people were evacuated following a landslide in Ilopango Municipality (San Salvador department).
  • Alerts for heavy rain have been issued in various departments and locally heavy rain will persist over northern areas.
14 Oct 2019 description

Cash transfers in El Salvador are enabling rural women to tranform their lives and smile more

“They have always sold us this model that only men can work, or that only men can improve themselves but this is not the case,” says Yoselin. “The biggest difficulty I faced in the countryside was finding a job.”

Yoselin lives in Nueva Granada, a village in the Usulután region of El Salvador, where job opportunities are pretty much non-existent.

14 Oct 2019 description

WHY THIS UPDATE?

The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC), released annually, provides a consensus-based view of the numbers of people in urgent need of assistance for food, nutrition and livelihood support at the worst point during the previous year. For the last three years the report has indicated that despite the efforts of national governments and humanitarian actors, the number has not fallen below 100 million people globally, with conflict and insecurity, climate-related issues and economic shocks being the primary drivers of food insecurity.

11 Oct 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

1 in 4 young women in Latin America and the Caribbean is in union or married before age 18

The region will reach the second highest rates in the world in 2030 if the situation is not reversed

10 Oct 2019 description

Southern Mauritania remains abnormally dry as heavy rainfall persists in several parts of Africa

  1. Southern Mauritania has been abnormally dry for the past three months. Recovery before the end of the season is unlikely.

  2. Flash flooding was reported in central Senegal last week. Continued heavy rainfall is likely to maintain high risk for flooding.

  3. Central Nigeria has experienced significant flooding over the past two weeks and remains at risk for continued flooding next week.

10 Oct 2019 description
report European Union

Between January and August 2019, some 456 000 applications for asylum were lodged in the EU+, up by 10% compared to the same period last year. The updated figures are in line with the trend seen throughout the year. However, following a peak in July (62 900), 12% less applications were registered in August (55 400).