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10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

14 Dec 2017 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 14 dic (AGN).- Los mandatarios de Guatemala, Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana iniciaron hoy la L Cumbre del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA) con la creación del Centro Logístico Regional de Asistencia Humanitaria.

El presidente de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela, sancionó la ley que crea ese centro, en presencia del resto de mandatarios de la región.

22 Sep 2017 description

Washington, Sept. 21, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization's Disaster Task Force is now dealing with the aftermath of two high magnitude earthquakes in Mexico and two category 5 hurricanes in the Caribbean, working to support health authorities in affected countries in dealing with the health aspects of the emergencies.

09 Feb 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 7.51 million Swiss francs (decreased from 9.27 million Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to respond to the global Zika virus outbreak, delivering assistance to 7 million people for 19 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support.

12 Jan 2017 description

Prefacio

Nuestros voluntarios son el motor que impulsa nuestra labor humanitaria y el activo más valioso que tienen las Sociedades Nacionales. Millones de personas alrededor del mundo unen esfuerzos en torno a la Cruz Roja para la prevención y alivio del sufrimiento humano. Cada miembro de este cuerpo voluntario es pieza fundamental en todo el engranaje que supone nuestra organización. Este compromiso de todos los que día a día contribuyen al fortalecimiento de la organización nos lega, también, una gran responsabilidad con nuestros voluntarios.

12 Jan 2017 description
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Our volunteers are the driving force behind our humanitarian work and the most valuable asset that National Societies have. Millions of people around the world unite efforts around the Red Cross to prevent and ease human suffering. Each member of this volunteer force is a fundamental piece in our organization. The commitment of those who daily contribute to the strengthening of the organization, give us an enormous responsibility towards our volunteers.

11 Oct 2016 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

27 Sep 2014 description

Overview

The Americas zone of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises of the zone office in Panama City, four IFRC coordination offices covering Guatemala and El Salvador; Honduras and Nicaragua; Costa Rica and Panama and the Dominican Republic and Cuba, three IFRC country representations in Haiti; Chile and Paraguay; and Argentina and Uruguay. There are also two regional representations for the Andean region and the English-speaking Caribbean.

26 Aug 2014 description

Syria: Only 41% of Syria’s public hospitals are fully operational. The latest in a number of local truces around Damascus has been agreed between state forces and opposition in Qadam. 191,369 people were reported killed March 2011–April 2014, mainly in Rural Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Idleb, Dar’a and Hama, according to new UN figures.

19 Aug 2014 description

Snapshot 13-19 August

Yemen: The 9 August Al Jawf ceasefire has been broken. Access to people affected by the conflict in Al Jawf is extremely limited due to persistent insecurity, and it is very difficult to obtain information. Almost 3,000 people have died in violence since the National Dialogue Conference took place on 25 January.

05 Aug 2014 description

Snapshot 30 July–5 August

OPt: As a 72-hour truce begins, 1,179 civilians have been reported killed since Operation Protective Edge started. A third of the population of the Gaza Strip – 485,000 people – have been displaced, an increase of 270,000 since last week. Most IDPs are staying in schools, which are severely overcrowded. The health system is overwhelmed.

04 Apr 2014 description

OVERVIEW

· Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.