BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) - Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their feet periodically.
Georgetown – La OIM en su calidad de Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración se encuentra entregando artículos no alimentarios esenciales (repelente para insectos, jabón, pasta dental), productos de limpieza (baldes, detergentes, cloro), además de redes para mosquitos, hamacas y frazadas a migrantes venezolanos que se encuentran en Guyana en situación de alta vulnerabilidad.
Georgetown – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is providing essential non-food items (NFI) such as personal hygiene products (insect repellent, soap, toothpaste), cleaning products (buckets, detergents, chlorine), along with mosquito nets, hammocks, and blankets to highly vulnerable Venezuelan migrants in Guyana.
The initiative, carried out as part of IOM Regional Action Plan (RAP), has reached over 793 Venezuelan migrants, particularly members of the indigenous Warao tribe arriving in the regions of Barima Waini and Pomerron Supanaam.
El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Michael R. Pence, anunció el aporte de más de $48 millones en fondos adicionales de parte del Gobierno de Estados Unidos para apoyar las actividades de asistencia humanitaria en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela
Las organizaciones de salud confirman más casos de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela.
La ONU designa a un Representante Especial Conjunto para apoyar la respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela
With over 2.6 million refugees and migrants outside Venezuela, Latin America is experiencing the biggest exodus in its history. The outflow of people keeps increasing, while national capacities are increasingly overstretched.
In this context, several Governments seek political solutions, international solidarity and a robust well-coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to steer the operational response in support of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
U.S. Vice President Michael R. Pence announces more than $48 million in additional U.S. Government (USG) funding to support Venezuela regional crisis humanitarian response activities
Health actors confirm additional measles and diphtheria cases in Venezuela
UN appoints a Joint Special Representative to support the Venezuela regional response
NEW YORK, Sep 27 2018 (WAM) - Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, today confirmed that the UAE is proceeding with grants totalling US$34.5 million (AED126.7 million) to fund renewable energy projects in the Caribbean that are built to withstand Category-5 hurricanes and located for enhanced resilience. This amount builds on $15 million of projects announced last year as part of the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy under Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation.
Condemns Abuse; Calls for Aid; Sets Continued Reporting on Crisis
MIGRANTES DE MESOAMÉRICA
**INGRESOS DE MIGRANTES NICARAGÜENSES A COSTA RICA*
***SOLICITUDES DE ASILO DE MIGRANTES NICARAGÜENSES EN COSTA RICA**
Con respecto a los ingresos regulares de migrantes nicaragüenses a Costa Rica de enero a abril del presente año se muestra una tendencia de aumento en esta cifra, no obstante, de abril a mayo esta cifra disminuyó en 41%, registrando 15,873 ingresos menos. Asimismo, hasta el 17 de junio aún no se habían completado la mitad de los ingresos de nicaragüenses registrados el mes anterior.
1-5 October 2018
Update of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas
A. Situational context including new developments
The ongoing political and socio-economic developments in Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) have led to the outflow of at least 2.6 million Venezuelans into neighbouring countries, the Southern Cone and the Caribbean and beyond.
The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.
Traditionally, the migration dynamic in the Americas has been marked by intra- and extra-regional patterns. In recent years, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has seen changes in its migration processes with an intensification of flows towards traditional destinations as well as new destinations in the region and the world. This report presents information available as of September 2018.
EVOLUTION OF THE VENEZUELAN POPULATION ABROAD
The Caribbean region is poised to benefit from increased humanitarian assistance following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and humanitarian service provider, Rescue Global (RG). The signing took place yesterday, September 19, 2018 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in St. Michael, Barbados.
Bridgetown, Barbados September 11, 2018 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and humanitarian mapping charity MapAction yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their new joint working relationship. MapAction will work alongside CDEMA teams and support National Disaster Management Agencies within the Caribbean region as needed.
• The scale of needs resulting from the outflow of Venezuelans is rapidly surpassing the capacities of receiving and transit countries, further straining already vulnerable host communities. In many of the arriving areas there are pre-existing conditions of vulnerability and weak or lack of health, education and protection services.
Además, emitieron una declaratoria que urge a los Jefes de Estado de la Región a acelerar los esfuerzos para poner fin a la tuberculosis
Montevideo, Uruguay, 30 de agosto de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Parlamentarios de 13 países de América Latina y el Caribe acordaron trabajar juntos para armonizar leyes y marcos regulatorios sobre diversos temas de salud en la región, teniendo en cuenta la mejor evidencia científica disponible.
INTERVIEW de Sendy Veerabadren, responsable de la PIRAC – Plateforme d’intervention régionale dans la zone Amérique-Caraïbes de la Croix-Rouge française.
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