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30 Dec 2018 description

Some 3.3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015 and the United Nations estimates another 2 million could follow in 2019

  • Tensions building as more Latin Americans flee homelands

  • UN predicts 2 million more Venezuelans to migrate in 2019

  • Appeal for global help as more countries impacted

By Anastasia Moloney

28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 267 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in the Americas between January 2017 and June 2018. 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). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  1. Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people

  2. Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people

  3. Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions

  4. El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries

  5. Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months

03 Dec 2018 description

Washington, DC, 30 de noviembre de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Ministros de Salud de las Américas y el Secretariado de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) identificaron ayer una serie de acciones que buscan mejorar la respuesta de los sistemas de salud al proceso de migración masiva que la región está experimentado. En una reunión en la sede de la OPS, se discutieron acciones para el corto y mediano plazo en temas como vigilancia epidemiológica, preparación y prevención de brotes, y garantía del acceso a los sistemas y servicios de salud, entre otros temas.

30 Nov 2018 description

Washington, DC, 30 November 2018 (OPS/OMS)- Ministers of Health from the Americas and the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) yesterday identified a series of actions that seek to improve the response of health systems to the mass migration that is occurring in the Region. In a meeting convened at PAHO’s headquarters, short and medium-term actions were discussed on a range of topics, including epidemiological surveillance, preparation and prevention of outbreaks and ensuring access to health systems and services, among others.

30 Nov 2018 description

La violencia contra la mujer afecta a casi el 60% de las mujeres en algunos países de las Américas En promedio, una de cada tres mujeres en la región ha padecido violencia física y/o sexual por parte de su pareja en algún momento de sus vidas, pero este número varía de entre 1 de cada 7 en Brasil, Panamá y Uruguay, a casi 6 de cada 10 mujeres en Bolivia.

30 Nov 2018 description

On average, one in three women in the Region has suffered physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lives. However, this number varies from 1 in 7 in Brazil, Panama and Uruguay, to almost 6 in 10 women in Bolivia.

30 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Outside of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the highest HIV incidence rate among adolescents aged 10–19 years, and key indicators show only limited progress in meeting their HIV prevention needs. Since 2010, for example, the estimated 19,000 new HIV infections annually among 10- to 19-year-olds is essentially unchanged. The situation is roughly the same among younger children.

21 Nov 2018 description

Following a period of low dengue transmission in the Region of the Americas, an increase in cases has been reported in some countries. With the start of high transmission season for dengue in the Southern Hemisphere, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States implement preparedness and response actions in order to prevent transmission of dengue as well as deaths due to this disease.

Situation summary in the Americas

21 Nov 2018 description

La pobreza rural crece en dos millones de personas por primera vez en la última década, advierte una nueva publicación de la FAO

21 de noviembre de 2018, Buenos Aires– La pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe ha vuelto a crecer por primera vez desde hace una década, señala una nueva publicación de la FAO presentada hoy.

21 Nov 2018 description

Rural poverty increased by 2 million people, the first rise in 10 years, warns a new FAO publication

November 21, 2018, Buenos Aires- Poverty in the rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean has increased for the first time in a decade, says a new FAO publication presented today during the Week of Agriculture and Food held in Argentina's capital.

20 Nov 2018 description

High risk countries and potential impacts on food security and agriculture

In view of the potential impact of the 2018/19 El Niño on food security and agriculture, high risk countries in Southern Africa, Horn of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America should be prioritized for further monitoring, analysis and early action.

14 Nov 2018 description

Por: Guadalupe Natareno
UNISDR Las Américas y el Caribe

PANAMÁ, Panamá, 14 de Noviembre de 2018 – Organizaciones humanitarias de 17 países de América Latina y el Caribe que trabajan en preparación ante desastres produjeron el documento "Sistematización de evidencias: la preparación ante los desastres hace la diferencia", el cual recopila 60 casos con 70 temas individuales con el objetivo de evidenciar el impacto positivo de la preparación ante desastres en la región.

09 Nov 2018 description
  1. Fuertes lluvias en centroamérica causan muertes y daños a los medios de vida

  2. Inundaciones, un huracán y una tormenta tropical azotaron varias áreas de México en Octubre

  3. Inundaciones en el noreste de Colombia han afectado a más de 64,000 personas

  4. Fuerte sismo en el norte de Haití dejó a cientos de personas heridas y causó daño a miles de casas

  5. Trinidad y Tobago recibe el equivalente de un mes de lluvias en un periodo de dos días, causando inundaciones masivas en casi todo el país