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15 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America

La caravana de migrantes que comenzó en San Pedro Sula en el norte de Honduras el sábado, ha crecido a medida que cruza el país.

El domingo por la noche el convoy llegó a Ocotepeque, cerca de la frontera con Guatemala. La caravana intentará cruzar el lunes hacia Guatemala y luego viajar a México. Algunos están caminando. Algunos están en vehículos.

El organizador de la marcha, Bartolo Fuentes, dice que los participantes están huyendo de la pobreza y la violencia en casa.

15 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America

The migrant caravan that started in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has grown as it crosses the country.

Some are walking. Some are in vehicles. But they all seem to have a common goal -- they want a better life.

Many of them want to seek that life in the United States.

March organizer Bartolo Fuentes told Reuters that participants are fleeing poverty and violence back home.

San Pedro Sula has one of the world's highest murder rates.

Sixty-four percent of the households in Honduras live in poverty.

15 Oct 2018 description

El Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CONADEH), anunció hoy que realiza contactos con los ombudsman de Guatemala y México, para articular acciones en torno a la marcha en caravana emprendida a pie por más de un millar de migrantes hondureños, con destino a Estados Unidos.

El titular del CONADEH, Roberto Herrera Cáceres, expresó su consternación por este tipo de desplazamientos forzados internos que terminan en migración.

15 Oct 2018 description

15 October 2018, 00:01 UTC

  • Disappointing Pentagon communiqué spurns liability for civilian casualties

  • Coalition strikes destroyed 80% of Raqqa, killing hundreds of civilians

  • Ongoing Amnesty International investigation reveals evidence of dozens of new civilian victims

12 Oct 2018 description

USA: Catastrophic immigration policies resulted in more family separations than previously disclosed

The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period more than previously disclosed by authorities, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

11 Oct 2018 description
report Food for the Hungry

Congress approves five-year extension of U.S. government global food security initiatives

PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 28, 2018) — Global humanitarian organization Food for the Hungry commends congressional bipartisan passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which aims to combat hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • High levels of poverty and malnutrition persist in the Republic of the Congo, despite recent economic growth. According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), nearly 50 percent of the population lives under the national poverty line and over 20 percent of all children younger than 5 years of age suffer from chronic malnutrition.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has continued to provide asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. As of June 2018, approximately 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers had sought shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 1 million South Sudanese and over 288,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

11 Oct 2018 description

(LWI) With representatives of the United Nations and churches in Colombia, Liberia, Tanzania and the US, as well as many other partners, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) launched its initiative “Waking the Giant” on the evening of 10 October.

Waking the Giant is a global initiative of the LWF to build the capacity of churches to contribute to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is implemented in connection with global and local ecumenical structures.

11 Oct 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

  • El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Michael R. Pence, anunció el aporte de más de $48 millones en fondos adicionales de parte del Gobierno de Estados Unidos para apoyar las actividades de asistencia humanitaria en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

  • Las organizaciones de salud confirman más casos de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela.

  • La ONU designa a un Representante Especial Conjunto para apoyar la respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

10 Oct 2018 description

The situation

On 5 October 2018, a low-pressure system developed over Central America and began inundating the region with heavy rainfall. The low-pressure system later converted into Hurricane Michael, which is now threatening the southern coastal regions of the United States of America.

10 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION

-Guatemala has the fourth-highest level of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean; approximately 50 percent of Guatemalan children younger than five years of age are stunted due to chronic food insecurity. Within indigenous areas, nearly 70 percent of the population is chronically malnourished.

10 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Despite recent peace accords between the Government of Colombia (GoC) and the country’s largest guerilla movement, humanitarian needs in Colombia remain high, driven by ongoing violence, the effects of natural disasters and the escalating crisis in Venezuela.

10 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Deteriorating economic and political conditions in Venezuela— characterized by extreme hyperinflation and severe shortages of food and medicine—have contributed to increasing humanitarian needs and triggered an influx of Venezuelans into Brazil, as well as other countries in the region.

10 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Chad is a low-income, land-locked country that suffers from chronic food insecurity due to the effects of regional conflict, frequent drought, lack of income-generating opportunities and limited access to social services. An estimated 4.4 million people in Chad require humanitarian assistance, according to the UN.

10 Oct 2018 description

Joel Suncar/Foto Archivo

Ciudad de Guatemala, 10 oct (AGN).- El Gobierno de Guatemala, a través de la Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la Esposa del Presidente (SOSEP), contribuyó a la reunificación de 1.019 núcleos familiares de migrantes procedentes de México, por vía terrestre, en lo que va del año.

De acuerdo con estadísticas de la SOSEP, tres departamentos ubicados en el occidente guatemalteco tienen la mayor cantidad de núcleos familiares reunificados gracias al Programa de Servicio Social que impulsa la institución.

09 Oct 2018 description

Faits marquants intervenus depuis la diffusion de la carte précédente sur PacNet, le 1 octobre 2018 :

  • Tonga : L’épidémie de dengue de type 2 a été déclarée éteinte.. ‒ Source: communication personnelle avec les autorités sanitaires le 8 octobre 2018. ‒ L’alerte ne figure plus sur la carte.

08 Oct 2018 description

By DipNote Bloggers on October 6, 2018

After a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Central Sulawesi in the Republic of Indonesia on September 28, the United States responded to help.