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23 Feb 2016 description
report UN Radio

Escuchar / Descargar

La Oficina de la ONU para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) está pidiendo a la comunidad de donantes no olvidarse de las necesidades humanitarias que tienen varios países latinoamericanos, a pesar de las tensiones creadas por los conflictos actuales y las graves crisis que han provocado.

19 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

18 de febrero, 2016 — El director de Operaciones de la Oficina de la ONU para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) solicitó hoy a la comunidad internacional no olvidarse de crisis devastadoras que tienen lugar en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe.

En declaraciones a la prensa tras una gira por Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador y Haití, John Ging afirmó que pudo constatar las penurias que padecen millones de personas.

01 Feb 2013 description
report CCCM Cluster

Forward

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share the second edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.

This edition provides an update on cluster tools, partners and operations, and highlights issues of current concern to the cluster. In particular, it focuses on the importance of effective partnerships in CCCM operations, and considers how global initiatives such as the Transformative Agenda will impact cluster strategies.

10 Apr 2012 description

a. Contexto

El continente Americano es el segundo más propenso a la ocurrencia de desastres naturales. Solamente en 2010, el 25.2% de los desastres globales ocurrieron en esta región. Como ejemplo de los graves desastres vale la pena mencionar los estragos de eventos como el huracán Mitch que en 1998 azotó la región centroamericana dejando a su paso más de 3.2 millones de afectados y el terremoto de Pisco en Perú en 2007 que dejó más de 658.000 afectados.

21 Nov 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • COLOMBIA: Bogotá is under alert due to landslides. The rainy season has affected more than 325,000 people.
  • LAC: It is expected that the La Niña phenomenon, which is currently affecting Colombia, will remain until 2012.
  • CENTRAL AMERICA: OXFAM estimates that 1.5 million people are at food insecurity risk.
21 Nov 2011 description

DESTACADOS:

  • COLOMBIA: Bogotá está en alerta por deslizamientos. La ola invernal ha afectado a más de325 mil personas.
  • LAC: Se espera que La Niña se mantenga hasta 2012. Actualmente afecta Colombia.
  • AMÉRICA CENTRAL: OXFAM estima que 1.5 millones de personas están en riesgo de inseguridad alimentaria
11 May 2011 description

Editorial

  • The Americas and the new global humanitarian context

The Interview

  • Dr. Dana Van Alphen, regional advisor for the PAHO/WHO emergency response team

News from PAHO/WHO

  • Preparing for health emergencies in Central America and the Dominican Republic
  • The Caribbean readies for potential cholera outbreak
  • Experts discuss the use of field hospitals and foreign medical teams

Other Organizations

  • REMPAN promotes preparedness and assists in radiological emergencies

31 Oct 2010 description

Issue 114 - October 2010

Editorial

- Field Hospitals and Medical Teams in the Aftermath of Earthquakes

The Interview

- Jeremy Collymore, Executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

News form PAHO/WHO

- Supporting Health Services for Displaced Populations in Colombia

- Training for Health Professionals for Assessing the Economic Impact of Disasters

Other Organizations

- The HELP course offers useful tools for disaster situations

- International Day for Disaster Reduction, 2010: "Making Cities Resilient"

- The CDC …

28 Jul 2010 description

National Security, Interagency Collaboration, and Lessons from SOUTHCOM and AFRICOM

Before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives

26 Apr 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

- COLOMBIA: Heavy rains during the past weeks caused seven deaths and 13 injured.

- BRAZIL: 100,000 people affected by heavy rains and flooding in southern Brazil.

- ECUADOR: Heavy rains affected nearly 10,000 people in April.

22 Feb 2010 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2010/264/LAC

Contacts:
The World Bank
Stevan Jackson (202) 437 6295
sjackson@worldbank.org

ALAS Foundation
Ruth Infarinato (786) 267-0579

01 Feb 2010 description

From the editors

The striking fact that for the first time in human history there are now more people living in towns and cities than outside them is not in itself a reason for FMR to be covering urban displacement. Behind that fact, however, lies the multiplicity of reasons why people have been moving into urban environments and the reality that for many of them it is not a matter of choice.

Relatively little is known about the precise numbers of those forcibly displaced into urban settings, their demographics, basic needs or protection problems.