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29 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

Javier E. Báez, Alan Fuchs, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán

1. Executive Summary

The region has made impressive strides in the struggle against poverty and income inequality The Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved remarkable economic and social progress over the last decade, gradually shifting toward middle-income status.

15 Nov 2017 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

No hay estructura de paso desde los estragos del huracán Mitch en 1998.

Pobladores de varias comunidades y caseríos del cantón Apancoyo Arriba, del municipio de Cuisnahuat, en Sonsonate, pidieron apoyo de la alcaldía y del Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP) para que les construyan el puente derribado hace más de 18 años por el huracán Mitch.

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01 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

Immigrants from Honduras and Nicaragua who have Temporary Protected Status in the United States will learn by Monday whether that status is to be extended.

If the Department of Homeland Security does not extend TPS for the two countries by November 6, permission to live and work in the U.S. will expire for thousands of Hondurans and Nicaraguans on January 5.

30 Oct 2017 description
report La Prensa

El huracán Mitch marcó la huella para que Nicaragua empezara a invertir en la gestión de riesgo y con ello estar mejor preparado para enfrentar desastres

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

07 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

A South-South Exchange on Territorial and Development Planning


14 Jul 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00 GMT

Author: Alisa Tang

After disasters strike, communities sometimes have no choice but to build a new life in a new place.

03 Sep 2013 description

En el documento se resalta que ese organismo de cooperación apoyó a Honduras con 121 millones 715 mil euros, en el desarrollo de 22 proyectos en materia de infraestructura, agua y saneamiento, salud y educación.

Tegucigalpa.- La designada presidencial y ministra de la Presidencia, María Antonieta Guillén, recibió en Casa Presidencial, el informe final del Programa de Reconstrucción para América Latina (PRRAC).

05 Nov 2012 description

By David Tereshchuk*

November 5, 2012—As the Northeast United States recovers from Hurricane Sandy, and massive support to rebuild devastated lives is mobilized from near and far, it’s clear that even developed nations can learn from the experience of their still-developing neighbors, where vulnerability to natural disasters can be even greater.

04 Sep 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Danilo Valladares

GUATEMALA CITY, Sep 3 2012 (IPS) - In a country as vulnerable to natural disasters as Guatemala, a “state of public calamity” is frequently declared – to the joy of contractors, which find a good opportunity to line their pockets.

Tourists visiting this mountainous Central American country for its natural, archaeological, and ethnic attractions are inevitably surprised to come across a brand-new mountain road destroyed every few kilometres by rockslides and mudslides, and rebuilt in short order.

16 Dec 2011 description
report Trócaire

Posted by Alan Whelan

Below I've picked 11 of our most striking photos from a busy 2011, representing Trócaire's work responding to emergencies in Haiti, East Africa and Pakistan and our long term development work in Honduras, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine and Zimbabwe.


02 Jun 2011 description

These briefs have been elaborated in the framework of the collaboration of FAO and UN-HABITAT, as part of the Natural Disasters Initiatives under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Humanitarian Assistance work. Their objective is to raise awareness of key government and humanitarian actors on the importance of addressing land tenure issues in natural disasters. Each country brief conveys information allowing to better understand the key role of secure land tenure and access when dealing with natural disasters vulnerability of the poor, women and men.

04 Apr 2011 description

Introduction to Health Recovery

There is currently an abundance of documents, plans and policies that address common issues faced in the mitigation, preparedness and relief phases of natural disaster management. Yet for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, there is no cohesive documented body of knowledge. It is conceded that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters.

20 Dec 2010 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos

16=BA período de sesiones

Tema 3 de la agenda

Promoción y protección de todos los derechos humanos, civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, incluido el derecho al desarrollo


El presente informe, presentado de conformidad con la resolución 6/27 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos, subraya la importancia de integrar las normas de derechos humanos y en particular el derecho a una vivienda adecuada en los procesos de reconstrucción posteriores a desastres y conflictos.

20 Dec 2010 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme

Seizième session

Point 3 de l'ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l'homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement


Le présent rapport, soumis en application de la résolution 6/27 du Conseil des droits de l'homme, met en exergue l'importance de prendre en compte les normes relatives aux droits de l'homme, et en particulier le droit à un logement convenable, dans les processus de reconstruction après les catastrophes et après les conflits.

20 Dec 2010 description

Rights routinely ignored in post-conflict and disaster reconstruction action - UN expert on housing

GENEVA (8 March 2011) - UN Special Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik warned Tuesday that human rights standards and particularly the right to adequate housing are not being translated into concrete policies in post-conflicts and post-disaster reconstruction processes.

"This has disastrous consequences, particularly for the most vulnerable," Ms.

20 Aug 2010 description

Recent weather incidents highlight the danger caused by displaced antipersonnel mines

In early August 2010, North Korean landmines drifted along streams between North and South Korea due to heavy rain-fall, causing the death of one man and injuring another after they picked up a mine on their way back from fishing.

26 Jan 2010 description
  1. Introduction

    1.1 Overview

    Learning from Recovery after Hurricane Mitch is a review of how Nicaragua has recovered from Hurricane Mitch over the past decade. The focus is on how the assumptions and claims that were made in the initial recovery planning have proven relevant in light of subsequent development. The intention is to consider the aid response in the perspective of the broader trends that have driven recovery, including household, community and government initiatives and the wider economic and market related context.

26 Oct 2009 description

México DF, 26 de Octubre del 2009 - Como parte del curso CONTROL DE DESASTRES 2009 que se lleva a cabo en Japón, a partir del año 2002, se realizó la Fase Preparatoria en México Distrito Federal, del 26 al 29 de octubre de 2009, bajo la coordinación del Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central, -CEPREDENAC-, la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón en México y la Dirección General de Cooperación Técnica y Científica -DGCTC- de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México.

El objetivo de esta fase es fortalecer la organización y …