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22 Nov 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome: the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies‘ secretariat (IFRC) is committed to supporting the National Societies to do more, do better and reach further in order to address the humanitarian challenges faced by the Red Cross Societies in the Americas. The support provided by the IFRC‘s Americas zone office focuses on mainstreaming compliance with the Inter-American Plan and working towards full alignment with the IFRC‘s Strategy 2020.

28 Jun 2011 description

GLIDE n° TC-2010-000221-BLZ

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

03 Mar 2011 description

IDB regional Governors analyze Bank operations and regional challenges

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Central America and the Dominican Republic is expected to obtain financing for $2 billion in 2011 from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for priority areas such as citizen security, nfrastructure, social protection networks, natural disasters and climate change, and public finances, the President of the IDB Luis Alberto Moreno announced today.

31 Dec 2010 description

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Overall needs at a national level are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. A star (*) indicates new information this month. Projected lean season months that are highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

30 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

- Currently, the poorest households in the country's highlands suffer moderate food insecurity due to the spread of the annual lean season, as well as the consequences of this year's heavy rainy season.

22 Dec 2010 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid, and in particular Article 2 and Article 15(3) thereof;

Whereas:

(1) Guatemala was affected by a severe drought in 2009 and by a series of natural disasters in 2010 (Pacaya volcano eruption, Tropical Storm Agatha, Tropical Depression 11-E, etc.);

(2) The coping capacity of the most vulnerable population has been eroded due to this succession of natural disasters. Harvest losses have …

08 Dec 2010 description

ON TUESDAY 7th December in Cancun, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision provided a platform for children from Haiti, Mexico, Indonesia, Bolivia and Belize to interview world leaders calling for action at the climate change negotiations.

Walter, 12 years old from Belize said "I am the present and the future - a victim of climate change. I live in a region that is constantly being affected by disasters. Hurricanes and floods are my reality.

30 Nov 2010 description

Boletín 598

México, D.F., 30/11/2010

La Coordinación Generalde Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación informa que el día de hoy se da por terminada la Temporada de Lluvias y Ciclones Tropicales 2010 para ambos litorales de nuestro país, Océano Pacífico y Océano Atlántico, Golfo de México y Mar Caribe.

Durante esta temporada, la Coordinación General de Protección Civil emitió un total de 315 boletines del Sistema de Alerta Temprana para Ciclones Tropicales (SIAT-CT), en los que puntualmente se informó del desplazamiento y evolución de los ciclones tropicales.

24 Nov 2010 description

Since May 2010; Guatemala has suffered a volcanic eruption, a massive tropical storm, and intermittent flooding and landslides that have continued through the hurricane season. In response, local Tzu Chi volunteers have been surveying damage in disaster-hit areas, and providing relief where they can. Recently, near the city of Palencia, Tzu Chi helped finish building a local school in Villa de Oriente. Construction had stopped due to a lack of funding, but this week, the school was finally completed.

21 Nov 2010 description

Debido al descenso en la temperatura que afecta el territorio nacional, las instituciones que integran el Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres -CONRED-, mantienen habilitados 18 albergues en el país, en donde se han atendido a 1 mil 562 personas hasta el día de hoy.

La temporada de descenso de temperatura inició el 05 de noviembre del presente año y se espera finalice en febrero 2011, hasta la fecha el albergue que reporta el mayor ingreso de personas es el ubicado en el salón Santa Madre en Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, en donde las autoridades han …

16 Nov 2010 description

Boletín Informativo No. 1350 -

Martes, 16 de Noviembre de 2010 17:32

Debido al descenso en la temperatura, de los 59 albergues que se contemplaron en el Plan de Respuesta que el Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres -CONRED-, activó para esta temporada, hasta la fecha se han habilitado 12 albergues en donde se han atendido a un total de 706 personas en el territorio nacional.

Los 12 albergues habilitados se localizan en los departamentos de Alta Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Quiché, Sacatepéquez, San Marcos y Totonicapán.

12 Nov 2010 description
report AlertNet

12 Nov 2010 16:16:00 GMT

Written by: Anastasia Moloney

BOGTOA (AlertNet) - Guatemala is stepping up its efforts to address climate change impacts and implement disaster prevention plans following a series of natural disasters that have hit Central American, experts say.

Throughout this year, Guatemala has had to deal with the wettest rainy season of the last 60 years, the eruption of the Pacaya volcano and a battering by tropical storm Agatha.

These events have claimed 235 lives, uprooted 208,000 Guatemalans from their homes, destroyed nearly 15,000 homes and worsened existing …

12 Nov 2010 description

12 Nov 2010 16:32:46 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Storms, flooding have damaged regional infrastructure

* Experts see increasing costs from climate damage

By Patrick Rucker and Mica Rosenberg

MEXICO CITY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and storms this year have left Mexico and Central America with hundreds of millions of dollars in repair bills, a trend officials expect to be a perennial strain on budgets as climate change sets in.

The unusually fierce hurricane season, which brought 19 major storms through the region, left local governments scrambling to find the money to …

11 Nov 2010 description

En el transcurso del año un total de 259 toneladas de recursos de asistencia humanitaria han sido entregadas por la Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Riesgos a Desastres SE-CONRED. La mayor cantidad de estos recursos, un total de 245.65 toneladas, la constituyen agua y alimentos enviados para atender las primeras horas de las emergencias, que se han suscitado con más frecuencia a lo largo del presente año.

En promedio, la SE-CONRED han entregado 206 toneladas en alimentos y 39 toneladas en agua pura embotellada.

09 Nov 2010 description

9 de noviembre de 2010

La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) entregó hoy una contribución total de 125.000 dólares del Fondo Interamericano de Asistencia para Situaciones de Emergencia (FONDEM) a cinco países de la región (Belize, Costa Rica, Haití, Santa Lucia, y San Vicente y las Granadinas) que fueron afectados por el paso de los huracanes Tomas y Richard en las =FAltimas semanas.

En la ceremonia de entrega oficial de la contribución de 25.000 dólares a cada país, que tuvo lugar en la sede principal de la Organización en Washington DC, el Secretario General de la OEA, …

09 Nov 2010 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2011