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03 Feb 2016 description
report European Union

Main conclusions

A Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and the South Pacific is evolving rapidly, and its spread is likely to continue as the vector species Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are widely distributed there. While a significant increase in the number of newborns presenting with a low head circumference seems established in the northeastern states of Brazil, the magnitude of the increase cannot be precisely estimated. Similarly, a link with Zika virus infection cannot be confirmed until the ongoing investigations are completed.

28 Jan 2016 description
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Resumen ejecutivo

Escenarios de riesgo y oportunidades de paz para 2016.

Josep Maria Royo, Investigador de la Escola de Cultura de Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Blog Paz en Construcción El País.

12 Jan 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • 13 millones de personas han sido afectadas por desastres a lo largo de 2015.

  • Un estudio de ACNUR identifica a la violencia y la falta de protección por parte de las autoridades como causa de la huida de muchas mujeres desde El Salvador, Guatemala,
    Honduras y México.

  • El Niño durante 2015 ha sido considerado entre los más fuertes desde 1950 y varios países e instituciones regionales han implementado medidas para enfrentar sus efectos negativos.

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 million people were affected by disasters during 2015.

  • A study conducted by UNHCR points to violence and lack of protection by the authorities as reasons of why women are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

  • El Niño in 2015 has been considered among the strongest since 1950 and several countries and regional institutions implement measures to address its negative effects.

10 Jan 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early prospects for 2016 cereal production poor due lack of incentives for producers and lack of foreign exchange for much-needed inputs to sector

  • Prospects for 2015/16 cereal import levels uncertain in view of difficult economic situation

  • Consumer prices continued to increase steadily throughout 2015

Cereal production poor in 2015

05 Jan 2016 description

Ecuador: Strengthening Livelihoods and Caring for the Environment

In the community of Lita, Imbabura Province, twenty families have formed an agricultural association to strengthen livelihoods opportunities while caring for the environment. The association brings together local and refugee families from Colombia, who believe that by supporting each other they can improve their quality of life.

29 Dec 2015 description

MAICAO, La Guajira, Colombia, 24 de diciembre 2015 (ACNUR) - Juan* salió huyendo de su casa en algún municipio del departamento del César, en Colombia, mientras su madre le mentía a los hombres armados que lo buscaban para matarlo, y así le dio unos cuantos minutos para poner a salvo su vida. Con la misma suerte no corrieron su hermano, unos primos y varios familiares más que fueron asesinados por el grupo armado que comenzaba a dominar la zona.

22 Dec 2015 description
  • Zika virus (ZIKV) has been most recently confirmed in Honduras , Martinique, French Guiana and Panama.
  • Confirmed case of ZIKV through blood transfusion reported by the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Possible links between ZIKV infection in pregnancy and microcephaly of the fetus are still under investigation.
  • In 2014, indigenous circulation of ZIKV has been detected in the Americas on Easter Island, Chile for the first time.
18 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The RC/HC Fabrizio Hochschild speaks about turning hope into action and action into sustainable peace.

  • Three years of peace talks progress and challenges ahead.

  • 2016 humanitarian planning process

  • UN Women speaks about International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

From a year of hope to a year of action
Fabrizio Hochschild, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Colombia

18 Dec 2015 description

Given the increase of congenital anomalies, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and other neurological and autoimmune syndromes in areas where Zika virus is circulating and their possible relation to the virus, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends its Member States establish and maintain the capacity to detect and confirm Zika virus cases, prepare healthcare facilities for the possible increase in demand at all healthcare levels and specialized care for neurological syndromes, and to strengthen antenatal care.

16 Dec 2015 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 15 de Diciembre 2015

Fuente: Prensa Libre

El fenómeno El Niño, una amenaza natural de gran poder destructivo, cuyas severas alteraciones en el clima pueden crear desde inundaciones hasta sequía, ha vuelto a hacer su aparición este año en el Pacífico con una intensidad que hace temer un impacto semejante al del episodio 1997-1998.

15 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKES: Several earthquakes were registered in Guatemala, Peru and Dominican Republic with magnitude of 5.1, 4.6 and 4.9 respectively. No injuries or damages were reported.

  • MIGRANT CHILDREN: 10,588 nonaccompanied children crossed the border between Mexico and the United States in October and November 2015, more than double than in the same two-month period in 2014 (5,129).

15 Dec 2015 description

Destacados

  • SISMOS: Varios temblores se han registrado en Guatemala, Perú y República Dominicana de magnitud 5.1, .6 y 4.9 respectivamente. No se registran daños personales ni materiales.

  • NIÑOS Y NIÑAS MIGRANTES NO ACOMPAÑADOS: 10,588 menores cruzaron la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos en octubre y noviembre de 2015, en comparación con los 5,129 registrados en esos mismos dos meses de 2014.

09 Dec 2015 description
report Redhum

Latinoamerica y el Caribe, 09 de Diciembre 2015
Fuente: Siglo XXI

El zika sigue su propagación por América, con el reporte de los primeros casos en Venezuela y Panamá, mientras las autoridades mantienen la alerta, especialmente por la sospecha de que un aumento de los casos de microcefalia en países como Brasil puede estar vinculado al virus de esa enfermedad.