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28 Nov 2017 description
Deaths across the Mediterranean since the October 2013 Lampedusa tragedy have surpassed 15,000. More than 50 per cent of all migrant and refugee deaths worldwide over these last 4 years.
22 Nov 2017 description
Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected people for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.
20 Sep 2017 description
Con el objetivo de otorgar herramientas a los gobiernos para garantizar los derechos de las mujeres migrantes, se realizó en San Salvador una validación de lineamientos regionales en el marco de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración.
18 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
Las pérdidas incurridas por los huracanes Irma y José podrían alcanzar 62.000 millones de dólares sin contar a Estados Unidos. Según estimaciones, unas 17.000 personas necesitan asistencia inmediata de vivienda.
17 Sep 2017 description
The CERF funds will help provide food, critical health care, clean water, and other urgently needed aid to the people most affected by Irma, in particular women and girls.
07 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
El Secretario General de la ONU lamentó este jueves las pérdidas de vidas humanas y destrucción causada por el huracán Irma en Antigua y Barbuda e indicó que la ONU apoyará los esfuerzos de socorro nacionales.
07 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Based on the storm's current trajectory, children in the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are at risk, including more than 3 million younger than five.
07 Sep 2017 description
Hurricane Irma is predicted to hit Puerto Rico before continuing to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, and southeastern Bahamas by Thursday evening.
06 Sep 2017 description
An aircraft departs Dubai 7 September bound for Haiti carrying some 80 metric tons of emergency food supplies and other equipment on behalf of WFP, CARE and Catholic Relief Services.
06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF tiene previstas provisiones de agua potable, alimentos no perecederos y medicinas, así como kits de emergencias para ser distribuidos entre las poblaciones más afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma.
04 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America
Habiendo alcanzado la categoría tres en la escala Saffir-Simpson el 3 de septiembre, las islas del norte del arco de las Antillas comenzaron a tomar medidas preventivas.
30 Aug 2017 description
El programa Mesoamérica sin hambre ayuda a comunidades vulnerables en Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras y Panamá a aprovechar el agua de lluvia como fuente de agua potable y para el riego en épocas de sequía.
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.
06 Feb 2017 description
Haiti is still affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises, further aggravated by the devastating October 2016 category-4 Hurricane Matthew.
07 Dec 2016 description
Following Hurricane Matthew, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff with three water trucks and five water treatment plants and distributed more than 700,000 liters of clean water to affected communities.
24 Oct 2016 description
About one-quarter of the expected total 2016 cereal crop is estimated to have been lost because of Hurricane Matthew. Cereal import requirements are expected to reach their highest level since 2010.
24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
Neighboring nations did not experience such devastation, with only four deaths in the Dominican Republic and none in Cuba. So why did Haiti take such a hard hit?
06 Oct 2016 description
Due to massive flooding and its impact on water and sanitation infrastructure, cholera cases are expected to surge after Hurricane Matthew and through the rainy season to the start of 2017.
19 Aug 2016 description
Major humanitarian challenges in Haiti include the persistence of cholera, food insecurity, malnutrition, vulnerability to natural disasters and the migration crisis with the Dominican Republic.
11 Jul 2016 description
As the country continues to record the highest number of cases of cholera in the northern hemisphere, over 150,000 people benefited from cholera response projects in the last two months.