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11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
14 Jul 2017 description
So far in 2017, the number of asylum-seekers has topped 52,000, which represents only a fraction of the total number of Venezuelans who may need international protection.
16 May 2017 description
report Caritas
With the economy in freefall, shortages of food and medicine and soaring food prices, half of under-fives in areas monitored by Caritas are suffering from some degree of malnutrition or at imminent risk.
04 May 2017 description
The disaster-prone region experienced situations ranging from natural disasters to the spread of dengue and Zika, with more than 3.5 million lives at risk from drought in Central America.
18 Apr 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Medicine, basic medical supplies, and even food are in such short supply that many Venezuelans cannot feed their families or get adequate medical care and are fleeing to Brazil.
01 Dec 2016 description
ACAPS identifies 10 countries where humanitarian needs are likely to be highest in 2017, as well as four that merit attention as they face a potential spike in needs.
17 Jun 2016 description
Almost US$ 122 million needed over the 18 months to implement the revised Zika Strategic Response Plan which places support for women and girls of child-bearing age at its core.
12 Apr 2016 description
The Colombian government and the rebel National Liberation Army should pay special attention to the rights of victims, especially displaced people and refugees, the UN refugee agency said today.
04 Mar 2016 description
The Global Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 9.27 million Swiss francs (9.32 million USD) to support National Societies worldwide in delivering assistance to one million people over 12 months.
17 Feb 2016 description
$56 million is required to implement the strategic plan which aims to provide support to affected countries, build capacity to prevent further outbreaks and control them when they do occur.
27 Jan 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
The spread of terrorist attacks beyond the Middle East and the huge flows of refugees spawned by repression and conflict led many governments to curtail rights in misguided efforts to protect their security, states new report.
12 Nov 2015 description
This figure exceeds the number of people affected in 2014. Drought is the disaster that affected the most people, followed by excessive rains, floods and epidemics like dengue, chikungunya and cholera.
06 Nov 2015 description
Experts say this year El Niño could have an impact similar to the 1997-98 episode which generated massive floods and extreme droughts affecting over 27 million people in Central and South America.
21 Oct 2015 description
El Niño has led to forest fires and drops in river levels. About 30% of the municipalities in the county are at risk of water shortages.
01 Sep 2015 description
En los últimos nueve días en promedio 1.500 colombianos deportados y retornados han cruzado a diario la frontera en Norte de Santander, lo que ha generado una crisis humanitaria.
11 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
18 Mar 2014 description
Around 40,000 indigenous people face a deterioration of food security due to the increase in Venezuelan border controls. which halt the sale of food and consumer goods.
01 Nov 2013 description
El nuevo informe de la UNISDR y la Corporación OSSO, analiza 22 años de tendencias y estadísticas sobre desastres en 16 países de América Latina y el Caribe (1990 al 2011).
31 Jan 2013 description
Thousands of people are still dealing with the hurricane's effects, especially in Cuba where a lack of funding is hampering the response.
22 Nov 2012 description
Las estimaciones más recientes de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo muestran que en las últimas dos décadas el número de personas subnutridas en América Latina y el Caribe disminuyó en 16 millones, lo que ha contribuido de forma importante a la tendencia mundial en este mismo sentido.