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16 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) - Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their feet periodically.

27 Sep 2018 description

MIGRANTES DE MESOAMÉRICA

**INGRESOS DE MIGRANTES NICARAGÜENSES A COSTA RICA*

***SOLICITUDES DE ASILO DE MIGRANTES NICARAGÜENSES EN COSTA RICA**

Con respecto a los ingresos regulares de migrantes nicaragüenses a Costa Rica de enero a abril del presente año se muestra una tendencia de aumento en esta cifra, no obstante, de abril a mayo esta cifra disminuyó en 41%, registrando 15,873 ingresos menos. Asimismo, hasta el 17 de junio aún no se habían completado la mitad de los ingresos de nicaragüenses registrados el mes anterior.

26 Sep 2018 description

Sixty-ninth session

1-5 October 2018

Update of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Venezuela situation

The ongoing political and socio-economic developments in Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) have led to the outflow of at least 2.6 million Venezuelans into neighbouring countries, the Southern Cone and the Caribbean and beyond.

28 Aug 2018 description

In the first quarter of 2018, our teams brought together more than 100 health care professionals for an emergency room trauma course aimed at increasing the chances of survival for patients at risk in hospitals. Medical supplies were also provided, some of which were used for treating wounds in public and military hospitals, for example.

Over 500 patients were assisted in the first quarter of 2018, including victims of urban violence and emergency cases.

02 Jul 2018 description

MIGRANTES MESOAMERICANOS

MIGRANTES QUE FUERON RETORNADOS AL TRIÁNGULO NORTE.

En el primer trimestre de 2018, en comparación con el mismo periodo de 2017, Guatemala reporta el mayor crecimiento en el número de nacionales retornados, con un incremento de 48% , mientras que Honduras reporta un aumento de 29%. En el caso de El Salvador, por el contrario, se observa una disminución de 38%, registrándose 3563 personas retornadas menos. Los retornos forzosos y voluntarios proceden mayoritariamente de México (54.2%), de Estados Unidos (45.7%).

27 Jun 2018 description

The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 162nd session on 21 June, following discussions and deliberations on a variety of strategies, action plans and policies to address a number of key health challenges in the region.

Washington, DC, June 22, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – The Executive Committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) concluded its 162nd session on 21 June, following discussions and deliberations on a variety of strategies, action plans and policies to address a number of key health challenges in the region.

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.

22 May 2018 description

The ICRC in Venezuela and the CARICOM States promote and maintain constructive humanitarian dialogue with a range of authorities; they work with Security and Armed Forces to reinforce the integration of and respect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the international rules on the use of force; they run emergency room trauma courses for military and public health professionals, and are strengthening their association with the Venezuelan Red Cross (VRC) by training up VRC volunteers and providing them with technical, financial and logistical support.

03 May 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation

In Guyana, young women were found selling sex next to remote gold mines from which they could not escape

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of suspected victims of modern slavery were rescued in a major crackdown on human traffickers in 13 countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Interpol said on Monday.

26 Apr 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region ́s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done.