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10 Sep 2018 description

Panama/Geneva, 10 September 2018 – The largest movement of people across the Americas in recent years is causing growing humanitarian needs across the region, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.

According to the United Nations, around 2.3 million people are believed to be on the move. The situation is especially increasing in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and several countries in the Caribbean.

06 Sep 2018 description

Además, emitieron una declaratoria que urge a los Jefes de Estado de la Región a acelerar los esfuerzos para poner fin a la tuberculosis

Montevideo, Uruguay, 30 de agosto de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Parlamentarios de 13 países de América Latina y el Caribe acordaron trabajar juntos para armonizar leyes y marcos regulatorios sobre diversos temas de salud en la región, teniendo en cuenta la mejor evidencia científica disponible.

24 Aug 2018 description

This is the final report. A preliminary report was published on the 31 of March. The final report was delayed by two outstanding provision from two National Societies which have now been resolved. The content of this final report matches the preliminary report.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

08 Aug 2018 description

8 August 2018, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has urged countries to unite behind a campaign to promote indigenous women’s rights and encourage their participation in policy discussions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger.

02 Aug 2018 description

Over 117,300 asylum claims filed in the first six months of 2018, surpassing the 2017 year-end figure. Peru has become the first country of asylum for Venezuelans.

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30 Jul 2018 description

To assist the greatest number of people with urgent needs and in human mobility situation, the Ecuadorian Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are providing humanitarian assistance in three locations of the country: two at the north border (Rumichaca and Sucumbios), and one at south (Huaquillas).

28 Jul 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 2018 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

The sex trade ring that preys on migrants was dismantled by police in Peru on Jul. 4. Three of the women were minors.

24 Jul 2018 description
report Practical Action

Summary

New communication technologies, free software and hardware to improve Early Warning Systems for floods and landslides, using a participatory approach in coordination with the authorities. That is to say, under an intermediate or appropriate technology approach.
This document shows the pilot experience carried out by Practical Action in partnership with the population, the municipality of Lurigancho-Chosica (Lima-Peru), the Korean International Cooperation Agency – KOICA and the National Civil Defence Institute

19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

27 Jun 2018 description

Between 2014 and 2018, some 282,180 asylum claims have been lodged by Venezuelans, over 113,000 in 2017 alone. While refugee procedures are overwhelmed, 5,661 have been recognized as refugees thus far.

The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.

Thousands continue leave Venezuela daily and legally enter in neighbouring countries. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

KEY FIGURES

21 Jun 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

CARTAGENA, 21 June 2018 – Representatives of five cities in the Americas met this week in Colombia at the Sixth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss progress against the Sendai Framework, the global plan to reduce disaster losses by 2030.

19 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

La violencia, la persecución y las guerras obligan a un creciente número de personas a abandonar sus hogares, comunidades y países en busca de seguridad y medios de subsistencia. Este fenómeno mundial, que colocó la cifra de desplazados en un récord de más de 68 millones de personas en 2017, requiere con urgencia un nuevo acuerdo global sobre refugiados.

A un ritmo de 44.500 por día, 16,2 millones de personas huyeron para salvar sus vidas el año pasado, elevando la suma mundial de desplazados a 68,5 millones, informó este martes la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

05 Jun 2018 description

15 times EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.

• EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental disasters, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of a natural disaster.

• DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.

• DG ECHO's collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 50% of all JEU missions since 2016.