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05 Oct 2018 description

1 Los incendios forestales continúan en Bolivia, con un número superior a la media en Santa Cruz en septiembre.

2 Dos tormentas tropicales pasaron sobre el Caribe en septiembre, ocasionando daños mínimos.

3 Los Gobiernos Nacionales abordan los efectos de la sequía en centroamérica.

4 Un sismo de 6.2 sacudió el centro de Ecuador, afectando a más de mil personas.

5 Brote de paperas en Honduras hace que autoridades de salud declaren un estado de emergencia médica.

6 Inundaciones en todo México, en septiembre, afectan a más de 70,000 personas.

05 Oct 2018 description

Wildfires continue burning in Bolivia, with a higher 1 than average number in Santa Cruz for September.
Two tropical storms passed over the Caribbean 2 in September, leaving minimal damage.
National Governments begin addressing effects 3 of drought in Central America.
6.2 Earthquake rattles central Ecuador, 4 affecting more than a thousand people.
Mumps outbreak in Honduras triggers health 5 authorities to declare medical state of emergency.
Flooding throughout Mexico in September 6 affects more than 70,000 people.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

06 Sep 2018 description

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.

28 Jun 2018 description

América del Sur

Bolivia- Fuertes Vientos- 27/06/18

Según el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (Senamhi) se prevén vientos de moderados a fuertes en Santa Cruz, con velocidades de entre 60 a 90 km/h, que afectarán principalmente a las provincias Cordillera, Ibáñez, Warnes, Ichilo, Sara, Florida y Santiesteban.

Se espera la incidencia de vientos de moderados a temporalmente fuertes en el altiplano centro y sur de Oruro y Potosí, con velocidades de entre 40 y 70 km/h.

08 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in the Americas in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 156 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

27 Apr 2018 description

PRÓLOGO

Retos y cambios

El 2017 fue un año turbulento para la respuesta humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe. La seguridad y estabilidad de millones de personas fue puesta en peligro por desastres y emergencias mientras que el sector de asistencia humani-taria se sometió a un proceso intenso de reevaluar su propósito, sus prácticas y financiamiento.

27 Apr 2018 description

FOREWORD

Challenges and changes

2017 was a tumultuous year for humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean. The safety, security and stability of millions of people in the region was compromised by disasters and emergencies, while the humanitarian aid sector underwent a re-evaluation of its purpose, practices and financing.

26 Apr 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

Many Latin American countries, states and cities are facing a chronic public security crisis. In spite of more than a decade of modest economic growth, crime and victimization rates are rising, not dropping. Nevertheless, recent information of 2017 show some signs of improvement. Criminal violence is routinely singled out as one of the top concerns of citizens from across Mexico, Central America and South America. And there are warning signs that the region ́s high rates of criminal violence and victimization will continue rising if nothing is done.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children

Martes 24 Abril 2018

• @Redlamyc y sus Coaliciones nacionales nos solidarizamos con el pueblo nicaragüense frente a la represión policial.

• Exigimos investigación expedita, imparcial e independiente por parte de las autoridades civiles.

• Urgente que el Estado nicaragüense garantice reparación del daño y acceso a la justicia a las víctimas de la violencia institucional.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

28 Mar 2018 description

Contributing to more effective risk management of crises and disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean

INTRODUCTION

The 2018 version of the Index for Risk Management for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-INFORM) has been launched at the beginning of this year. LAC-INFORM 2018 is an update of LAC-INFORM 2017, the first version of this regional index.

27 Mar 2018 description

LAC-INFORM 2018

LAC-INFORM is a tool to understand, measure and analyse risk among countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It can also be used to track and monitor risk over time.

The 2018 LAC-INFORM main fndings:

  • In general, there are no signicant changes in risk conditions for countries of the region between 2017 and 2018. The same ten countries appear in the high and very high risk categories.

18 Mar 2018 description

Bogotá (mar. 16/18). El Presidente Juan Manuel Santos y la Canciller María Ángela Holguín se reunieron este viernes en la Casa de Nariño con el Comisario europeo de Ayuda Humanitaria y Gestión de Crisis, Christos Stylianides y el Secretario de Estado de Cooperación Internacional para Iberoamérica y el Caribe de España, Fernando García Casas.

17 Mar 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 17 mars 2018

À l'occasion d'un voyage officiel en Colombie pour visiter des projets soutenus par l'UE et rencontrer des représentants du gouvernement, M. Christos Stylianides, commissaire chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, a annoncé aujourd'hui une enveloppe de 31 millions d'euros consacrée à l'aide humanitaire et à la préparation aux catastrophes en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes.

17 Mar 2018 description

Brussels, 17 March 2018

During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness for Latin America and the Caribbean.

14 Mar 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.