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09 Jul 2018 description
report NetHope

Ingolfur Haraldsson knew the look. He had seen similar expressions on the refugees streaming into Greece—they told of anguish, fear and uncertainty of what was to come.

02 Jul 2018 description

Como apoyo a la emergencia ocasionada por la erupción del Volcán de Fuego, a Matriz de Seguimiento de Movilidad Humana (DTM) fue implementada para proveer información relevante y actualizada sobre las condiciones de los sitios colectivos oficiales y la población albergada y para apoyar la acción humanitaria. Dicha información fue recolectada durante el domingo 17 de junio. Este informe presenta información sobre la protección, alojamiento y asentamiento, artículos no alimentarios y educación, agua, saneamiento y higiene, y salud y seguridad alimentaria en 17 sitios.

02 Jul 2018 description

Como apoyo a la emergencia ocasionada por la erupción del Volcán de Fuego, a Matriz de Seguimiento de Movilidad Humana (DTM) fue implementada para proveer información relevante y actualizada sobre las condiciones de los sitios colectivos oficiales y la población albergada y para apoyar la acción humanitaria. Dicha información fue recolectada durante el domingo 17 de junio. 3,615 personas (1,858 mujeres y 1,757 hombres) en 1,018 familias se encuentran en albergues oficiales resgistrados por SOSEP.

26 Jun 2018 description

El Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración (OIM) informó que moviliza recursos humanos, técnicos y financieros para atender la emergencia derivada de la erupción del Volcán de Fuego en Guatemala, en apoyo a las entidades de gobierno aglutinadas en el Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED).

26 Jun 2018 description

Guatemala City – Today (6/26) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, announces its support of Guatemalan efforts to assist people affected by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego. IOM support is focused on shelter management, the development of information systems for monitoring displaced people, the evaluation of damaged infrastructures and the assistance of migrants in transit.

22 Jun 2018 description

A team of eight European experts will fly to Guatemala on Saturday to support national authorities after the multiple eruptions of Volcan de Fuego since 3 June. The team is being deployed through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance issued by the Government of Guatemala.

15 Jun 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are responding to needs of residents who were affected by the Fuego volcanic eruption that happened on Sunday, June 3. The head of Guatemala’s National Forensic Sciences Institute has reported the latest death toll stands at more than 100 people with more than 200 still reported missing and nearly 3,000 people wounded and displaced. After the eruption, towns were engulfed by thick, heavy ash.

12 Jun 2018 description

UNHCR is assessing the needs of nearly 13,000 people evacuated after the deadly eruptions that killed at least 110 people.

By Pablo Villagran | 12 June 2018

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – When Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego erupted with little warning, a cloud of burning gas and ash swallowed up farmer Lucia’s crops.

Now displaced and living at a shelter in the town of Escuintla, in the Central American country’s western lowlands, her family’s main concern is for their home which survived the eruption.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Across 21 emergency shelters in Guatemala, families are struggling in the aftermath of the two volcanic eruptions that have caused 99 deaths and left almost 200 missing.

At least 4,100 are now living in shelters—nearly 50 percent of whom are children.

Save the Children's staff on the ground have reported today that the volcano is still regularly spewing ash and lava, and many fear another eruption.

08 Jun 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – in response to a question at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

08 June 2018

07 Jun 2018 description
report MAP International

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano erupted Sunday killing 99 people and causing thousands to lose their homes. More than 12,000 people have been evacuated. According to news reports, the entire village of El Rodeo was covered by a river of lava and boiling ash.

Georgia-based MAP International has provided medical relief supplies that are being used by first responders providing care for survivors. MAP's support includes MAP Disaster Health Kits, supplies for burn injuries, personal protective equipment such as masks, and more to victims of the volcano eruption.

07 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Just 50 km from the Guatemalan capital, the Volcán de Fuego – or Volcano of Fire – erupted Sunday afternoon at 3 PM local time with pillars of fire extending 10,000 meters above sea level. Streams of lava, hot gas and volcanic matter destroyed houses and crops killing and injuring scores of people. Over 10,000 have been evacuated and 1.7 million people are affected.

06 Jun 2018 description
report Convoy of Hope

JUNE 5, 2018 | 4:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope has dispatched a team in response to the recent Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala. On June 3, 2018, the unexpected eruption sent lava and destructive mud flows down its steep banks destroying everything in its path.

06 Jun 2018 description
report Direct Relief

Reported Deaths: 69

Estimated IDPs due to Volcano: 520

The official death toll has risen to 69 after Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday ­­– this toll is expected to rise. Hundreds of people have also been injured and thousands displaced from their homes.

The eruption sent molten rock and ash up to 33,000 feet into the sky and cascading down into villages surrounding the volcano. Most of the deaths are caused by Pyroclastic flows.

Volcanologist Dr. Madelaine Willcock told Direct Relief that:

17 May 2018 description

La solicitante de asilo salvadoreña está empezando una nueva vida en sus propios términos en Guatemala.

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA, Guatemala, 17 de mayo de 2018 (ACNUR) – Al ser una adolescente trangénero en San Salvador, Carolina* fue rechazada por su familia y recibió amenazas de las pandillas. Ahora está en Guatemala, donde lucha por los derechos humanos y ayuda a otras personas a encontrar su propia voz.

18 Apr 2018 description

Against a backdrop of pervasive violence in the region, indigenous communities in Guatemala struggle to resist being displaced by various pressures, ranging from climate change to economic development project encroachments on their ancestral. In this blog, researchers Ananda S. Millard and Gloria Lara-Florian describe some initial findings from their research for an IDMC project examining internal displacement in the context of criminal violence in the region.

27 Mar 2018 description

CIDH publica nuevo informe sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Guatemala

27 Mar 2018 description

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is releasing today the report Situation of Human Rights in Guatemala. This report is based on observations made during the on-site visit conducted from July 31 to August 4, 2017, along with other visits by the IACHR and its Thematic Rapporteurships. Such visits take place in the framework of the monitoring tasks the Commission carries out in fulfilment of its mandate, using various mechanisms at its disposal including hearings, precautionary measures, petitions and cases.

15 Mar 2018 description

En los últimos cuatro años, Guatemala ha enfrentado una crisis humanitaria provocada por la peor sequía del país en décadas, junto con las causas estructurales de los principales problemas que afectan a toda la población del país. Los grupos vulnerables como los indígenas, las mujeres, las personas con discapacidad, niños o niñas, los ancianos y las zonas urbanas y rurales necesitan asistencia humanitaria. La desnutrición crónica afecta a uno de cada dos niños menores de cinco años. Abordar la desnutrición crónica en niños menores de cinco años es la necesidad humanitaria más urgente.

15 Mar 2018 description

Over the last four years, Guatemala has faced a humanitarian crisis brought on by the country's worst drought in decades coupled with structural causes of the country's main problems affect the entire population. Vulnerable groups such as indigenous, women, persons with disabilities, boys or girls, elderly persons and urban and rural areas needs humanitarian assistance. Chronic malnutrition affects one out of two children under five. Addressing chronic malnutrition in children under five is the most urgent humanitarian need.