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23 Aug 2017 description
El estudio muestra una tendencia de personas jóvenes y personas más vulnerables de abandonar zonas de inseguridad alimentaria, especialmente en zonas secas en El Salvador, Guatemala, y Honduras.
21 Aug 2017 description
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of displaced people, Cecilia Jiménez-Damary, described the situation in the Central American nation as a "hidden tragedy."
21 Aug 2017 description
La relatora especial de la ONU sobre los derechos de la población desplazada, Cecilia Jiménez-Damary, calificó la situación en la nación centroamericana como una “tragedia oculta”.
30 Jun 2016 description
Some 3.5 million people need humanitarian assistance, with 1.6 million moderately or severely food insecure in the hard-hit countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
05 Apr 2016 description
Last year alone 3,423 people, most of them from El Salvador and Honduras, fled violence and sought asylum in Mexico, a 164 per cent increase over 2013, the UN Refugee Agency said today.
28 Oct 2015 description
Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fueling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the states of the region.
21 Aug 2015 description
Central American and Caribbean governments issued an official agricultural alert as severe drought in the region damages the crops of some 1.6 million people.
21 Nov 2014 description
A study shows that 65% of the small farmers, whose main livelihoods are staple crops, lost their first harvest due to the lack of rains during July and August.
06 Jan 2014 description
After the eruption on 29 December, falling ash affected the population living on the volcano's western side. Ash and gas emissions continue and are considered a risk situation.
09 Oct 2012 description
Report: Climate Change Threatens One Million Maize and Bean Farmers in Central America Policy makers to be urged to deal with growing drought corridor SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, October 9, 2012 – Higher temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns could transform the agricultural landscape of...
25 Aug 2012 description
CHF 112,417 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Salvadorean Red Cross Society (SRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 24,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged. Summary: On 17 August, the General...
16 Dec 2011 description
(16 de diciembre, 2011) Se necesitan al menos 4.329 millones de dólares para rehabilitación, reconstrucción, gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático en los cinco países de América Central afectados en octubre por la depresión tropical 12E, informó hoy la Comisión Económica...
16 Nov 2011 description
Appropriate natural resources management can mitigate impact of extreme weather related events Context Central America is the second most vulnerable region in the world for cl risks. Due to the high vulnerability of the smallholders, subsistence farmers, daily laborers (agricultural and...
07 Nov 2011 description
report UN Radio
Escuchar las noticias La emergencia humanitaria en América Central apenas ha comenzado, alertó la subsecretaria general de la ONU para Asuntos Humanitarios. Al finalizar este fin de semana una visita de cuatro días a las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones en Nicaragua y El Salvador, Catherine...
05 Nov 2011 description
(New York, 5 November 2011): The region-wide humanitarian emergency caused by last month’s devastating floods in Central America is only just beginning, the UN's deputy Humanitarian Affairs chief Catherine Bragg has warned. “The people affected by this crisis have lost everything, and...
03 Nov 2011 description
report AlertNet
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (AlertNet) - Three weeks after torrential rains triggered deadly floods and landslides in Central America, communities remain cut off and tens of thousands of families need food, the United Nations said. In one of the region’s worst deluges in decades, heavy rains,...
02 Nov 2011 description
2 November 2011: The arrival of Tropical Depression 12E in El Salvador on 7 October 2011 brought unprecedented heavy rainfall to the Central American nation, particularly along the coastline and the volcanic chain in the east and center of the country. Historically, these have always been the most...
31 Oct 2011 description
report Cruz Roja Española
Persisten las lluvias en la región Cruz Roja Española pone en marcha su intervención de emergencia a través de la distribución de ayuda humanitaria (alimentos, kits de higiene, de cocina, mantas, etc), en colaboración con la Cruz Roja de El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua y Honduras. La...
25 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service
25 October 2011 – United Nations aid agencies are ramping up their efforts to provide shelter, food and health care to El Salvador, which is facing one of the greatest disasters in its history as heavy rains continue to cause severe flooding across Central America. The UN Office for the...
20 Oct 2011 description
report UN News Service
19 October 2011 – The United Nations reported today it has approved an emergency cash grant for El Salvador and sent additional staff to the country as it beefs up efforts to help the Government respond to severe floods that have affected five other countries after heavy rainfall in Central...