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22 Dec 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, all countries reported unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease, except Barbados, which reported an increasing trend

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged …

14 Dec 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity continued to decrease and is lower than expected in some areas

- In the Caribbean, unchanged and decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease were reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease

- South America …

14 Dec 2009 description

EL NULA, Venezuela, 4 de diciembre (ACNUR) - Rodeado por ríos y puntos de control militares, a escasos minutos de Colombia se encuentra El Nula, un pequeño pueblo, hogar adoptivo de unos 2.000 solicitantes de asilo en Venezuela, que han llegado huyendo de la violencia del otro lado de la frontera.

Para los solicitantes de asilo que viven en El Nula y para tantos otros en zonas rurales de la franja fronteriza llegar a las oficinas estatales para cumplir lo establecido en la ley venezolana resulta una travesía muy arriesgada.

11 Dec 2009 description
report Agencia EFE

Bogotá, 11 dic (EFE).- Las autoridades colombianas alertaron hoy de que la actual temporada seca será más larga y dura de lo normal a causa de la influencia del fenómeno de "El Niño", al tiempo que comenzaron los racionamientos de agua potable en varias regiones.

Seg=FAn un informe del estatal Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (Ideam) divulgado hoy, la temporada seca, que se adelantó este año y comenzó a fines de noviembre, será "acentuada" y por ello habrá más riesgo de incendios forestales en el Caribe, la región andina y los Llanos …

01 Dec 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Update

- In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained above what is expected for this time of year; however, overall trends in acute respiratory disease are decreasing

- In the Caribbean, variable trends in acute respiratory disease are being reported

- Central America reported decreasing or unchanged trends in …

23 Nov 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

Weekly Summary

- Respiratory illness activity remained above what is expected for this time of year in Canada, Mexico, and the United States; in the United States, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza remained above the epidemic threshold

- The United States is investigating a possible cluster of four …

20 Nov 2009 description

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, November 20 (UNHCR) - Cooperation between states is essential to address the joint challenge of refugee protection and migration in the Americas, the UN refugee agency's top protection official told delegates at the opening here of a regional conference on the issue.

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Erika Feller, addressing representatives of 20 countries in North and South America on Thursday, stressed that migrants and refugees were not the responsibility of just one organization, one country or one region, but the shared concern of all those …

16 Nov 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate slightly decreased compared to last week but remained above average for the sixth consecutive week. The number of influenza outbreaks remained high and these outbreaks were mostly reported in the school setting.

13 Nov 2009 description

Las distancias y el estado de los caminos dificultan la movilización en algunas zonas rurales del estado venezolano de Zulia, y convierten en toda una aventura de vida o muerte los traslados suscitados por una emergencia.

09 Nov 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fifth consecutive week.

06 Nov 2009 description

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3.5. Amérique latine et Caraïbes

Colombie

La réponse au conflit interne en Colombie, qui dure maintenant depuis plus de quatre décennies, est la plus grande intervention humanitaire en Amérique latine. Chaque année, plus de 300.000 personnes sont déplacées et le HCR estime que 373.000 Colombiens sont des réfugiés ou vivent dans une situation de réfugié. En Colombie, la séparation entre civil et militaire s'estompe de plus en plus, avec une réduction de l'espace humanitaire.

06 Nov 2009 description

(Extract)

Colombia

The response to the internal conflict in Colombia, now more than four decades old, is the largest humanitarian intervention in Latin America. Each year more than 300,000 people are newly displaced and UNHCR estimates that 373,000 Colombians are refugees or are living in a refugee-like situation. Within Colombia, the lines between civil and military are becoming increasingly blurred, with a resulting reduction in humanitarian space.

03 Nov 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week.

02 Nov 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week.

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

26 Oct 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Armed Groups Reportedly Commit Massacre and Shoot Human Rights Defender

(Washington, DC, October 26, 2009) - The governments of Venezuela and Colombia should thoroughly and promptly investigate the recent abductions and killings of ten men by an unidentified armed group on the Venezuelan side of the border between the two countries, Human Rights Watch said today.

26 Oct 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada and the United States, spread of influenza continues to be widespread and trends of acute respiratory disease continue to increase.

In the United States, in EW 41, outpatient influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity continued to increase, remaining above the national baseline for the eighth …

16 Oct 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada, Mexico, and the United States, trends in acute respiratory disease continued to increase and the intensity of such diseases remained high this week.

09 Oct 2009 description

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Regarding WHO qualitative indicators (See Annex 1) for monitoring of the pandemic, the three countries in North America report widespread geographic spread. There was an increasing trend of respiratory disease in Canada and Mexico, while decreasing in the Unites States.