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03 Sep 2018 description

About 1.5 million Venezuelans have left their country recently. TSF present since 6 months in Boa Vista, capital of the Brazilian state of Roraima, located near the border, provides assistance to these vulnerable people by allowing them to contact their relatives, often for the first time since their departure, through the use of an IP (Internet Protocol) telephony solution specially designed by TSF and adapted to contexts of humanitarian crises

20 Aug 2018 description

TSF offers priority calls to Venezuelan refugees in Brazil in response to the one of the biggest migration crises in South American history.

Context

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the economic and social collapse that has led to runaway inflation (+2,600% in 2017 and an estimated +13,000% in 2018 according to the IMF and deficiency in several major social sectors such as health and education.

08 Aug 2018 description

Migration flow through Colombia has been steadily increasing over the past few years. At the moment, there are more than 1.1 million people in need in the country, including both migrants and Colombian communities returning to the country. The Colombia-Venezuela border has been experiencing a constant mixed migratory flow of people since 2017, who use Colombia as a transit zone, temporary shelter or a supply point. According to UNHCR figures, most migrants are concentrated in the departments of Norte de Santander and La Guajira.

24 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

See at a glance how the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot supported its partners' response to global humanitarian crises in this overview of major shipments and events from January through June 2018.

26 Apr 2018 description

"I came to Brazil with my son because the situation is catastrophic Venezuela; there is no more work, no food and no medicine. My mother has cancer but her treatment is no longer available locally, "says Gabriela, a 30-year-old Venezuelan." Every week, my son goes back and forth from Boa Vista to bring medicine and food to the rest of the family in Venezuela. We have no other choice if we want to survive."

11 Jan 2018 description

NECESIDADES HUMANITARIAS & CIFRAS CLAVE

La población víctima y los grupos poblacionales más vulnerables como los grupos étnicos, las mujeres, niñas, niños, adolescentes y jóvenes (NNAJ) que viven en zonas rurales de difícil acceso y zonas urbanas, han sido quienes han recibido el mayor impacto humanitario durante varias décadas, como consecuencias del conflicto armado y violencia generalizada en Colombia.

03 Dec 2017 description

Albergue en Boa Vista, donde están inmigrantes y solicitantes de refugio no-indígenas, ya recibió los alimentos no perecederos.

BOA VISTA, Roraima, Brasil, 17 de noviembre de 2017 (ACNUR) - El albergue localizado en Boa Vista, donde se encuentran cerca de 500 venezolanos, migrantes y solicitantes de asilo no indígenas, fue la primera unidad que recibió parte de las donaciones enviadas por el estado de Rio de Janeiro.

30 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The Humanitarian Overview: An analysis of key crises into 2018 focuses primarily on the crises that are expected to deteriorate in the coming year and outlines the likely corresponding humanitarian needs.

Based on our weekly Global Emergency Overview (GEO), we have identified 12 countries that are likely to face deteriorating humanitarian situations in 2018. We include a further six countries where the crises are already severe and likely to continue in a similar trend.

11 Oct 2017 description

In the crucial days following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission joined forces with the Embassy of Venezuela and the Government of Saint Lucia to provide a steady stream of relief supplies to affected OECS member states.

05 Oct 2017 description

Emergency Relief Report Update

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — The OECS Commission continues to mobilise emergency relief to OECS Member States impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The following note summarises operations to October 05, 2017

NB: The National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela have now concluded their successful cargo drop missions into Dominica and an update on their activities will be provided later today 05, October 2017.

05 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

04 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

29 Mar 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14:00 del 3 de marzo a las 14:00 del 16 de marzo (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 30 de marzo de 2017.

Resumen

  • El huracán destruyó el 67 por ciento del patrimonio forestal de la provincia de Guantánamo, donde las plantaciones de cacao, coco y café, principales renglones económicos del territorio, sufrieron graves afectaciones.

29 Mar 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator, United Nations System in Cuba. It covers the period from March 3, 14:00 to 14:00 to March 16 (local time). The next report will be issued on or around March 30, 2017.

Highlights

  • The hurricane destroyed 67% of the forest heritage in the province of Guantanamo and the cocoa, coconut, and coffee plantations – main sources of livelihood in the region – suffered severe damages.