REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 9 - Volume 447


  • MIGRANTS: 3,613 Cuban migrants are stranded in Panama and cannot continue their journey to the United States due to the closing of Costa Rica and Nicaragua borders.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: In Peru, the rainy season, strengthened by El Niño, has affected some 103,267 people as of the end of 2015. In Argentina last week 1,400 people were displaced due to rains, while 19 provinces of Ecuador remain on alert.

  • FOOD INSECURITY: 348,000 tons of food is wasted every day in Latin America and the Caribbean. FAO highlights that the region must commit to reduce this figure by half if it wants to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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