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06 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  1. Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people

  2. Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people

  3. Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions

  4. El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries

  5. Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months

04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

30 Nov 2018 description

La violencia contra la mujer afecta a casi el 60% de las mujeres en algunos países de las Américas En promedio, una de cada tres mujeres en la región ha padecido violencia física y/o sexual por parte de su pareja en algún momento de sus vidas, pero este número varía de entre 1 de cada 7 en Brasil, Panamá y Uruguay, a casi 6 de cada 10 mujeres en Bolivia.

30 Nov 2018 description

On average, one in three women in the Region has suffered physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lives. However, this number varies from 1 in 7 in Brazil, Panama and Uruguay, to almost 6 in 10 women in Bolivia.

22 Nov 2018 description
report UNOPS

Led by the Government of Panama, a new initiative joins global efforts to achieve higher levels of efficiency in delivering humanitarian assistance.

Panama’s new Regional Logistics Centre for Humanitarian Assistance, or ‘Humanitarian Hub,’ was officially inaugurated this week by Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela, at a ceremony also attended by Vice-President and Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, and other key government officials.

21 Nov 2018 description

La pobreza rural crece en dos millones de personas por primera vez en la última década, advierte una nueva publicación de la FAO

21 de noviembre de 2018, Buenos Aires– La pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe ha vuelto a crecer por primera vez desde hace una década, señala una nueva publicación de la FAO presentada hoy.

21 Nov 2018 description

Rural poverty increased by 2 million people, the first rise in 10 years, warns a new FAO publication

November 21, 2018, Buenos Aires- Poverty in the rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean has increased for the first time in a decade, says a new FAO publication presented today during the Week of Agriculture and Food held in Argentina's capital.

17 Nov 2018 description
report La Prensa Panamá

El Hub Humanitario, surgió por la necesidad de contar con una infraestructura con los servicios necesarios para lograr una mejor coordinación cuando los países de América Latina y del Caribe, sean afectados por desastres naturales.

08 Nov 2018 description

La OIM, Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración y el ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, anunciaron hoy que el número de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela en todo el mundo ha alcanzado los tres millones.

Según los datos de las autoridades nacionales de migración y otras fuentes, los países de América Latina y el Caribe albergan a aproximadamente 2,4 millones de personas refugiadas y migrantes de Venezuela, mientras que otras regiones albergan a los restantes 600.000.

08 Nov 2018 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced today that the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million.

According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean host an estimated 2.4 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela, while other regions account for the rest.

07 Nov 2018 description

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe se aleja del cumplimiento del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero. Su número de personas subalimentadas aumentó por tercer año consecutivo: en 2017 alcanzó 39,3 millones, en gran medida debido a Sudamérica.

  • La malnutrición en la Región toma muchas formas: uno de cada diez niños y niñas menores de cinco años presenta retraso en el crecimiento; uno de cada cuatro adultos es obeso; una de cada cinco mujeres en edad fértil padece de anemia.

07 Nov 2018 description

Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY - Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.

22 Oct 2018 description

During the 12 month reporting period, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme (DLP) continued its work promoting legal preparedness for disasters. Pursuant to the mandates assigned to the IFRC at the 28th, 30th, 31st and 32nd International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the programme focused on supporting National Societies (NSs) to meet the following main goals:

17 Oct 2018 description

Untapped potential

Food fortification – adding vitamins and minerals to commonly eaten foods - has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing micronutrient deficiencies. Countries in North America and Europe have been fortifying foods since the 1920s, which led to the virtual eradication of nutrition-related diseases like goiter, rickets, beriberi and pellagra. But today 2 billion people across the world still suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as nutritious foods are still not accessible to all.

06 Oct 2018 description

San José — La Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), con el apoyo de OIM y del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR), organizó un taller en Costa Rica esta semana (25-26/09) para promover lineamientos para la coordinación y el intercambio de información para la búsqueda de migrantes desaparecidos.

De acuerdo con datos del Proyecto Migrantes Desaparecidos de OIM, hasta la fecha en 2018 cerca de 374 migrantes han fallecido en su paso por las América y por el Caribe, mientras que otros permanecen desaparecidos.

03 Oct 2018 description

Five years to the day after the Lampedusa tragedy in which at least 368 people died, rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea are more vital than ever. It is alarming that the last rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean may be forced to stop operating. We call on European leaders to ensure the Aquarius can continue to save lives at sea.