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19 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

Una caravana de cerca de 3000 personas que huyen de la violencia y la pobreza, en su gran mayoría, hondureños llegó a la frontera de Guatemala con México con la intención de cruzar este país y dirigirse a Estados Unidos. El Gobierno de México ha pedido ayuda a la ONU para atender a estos migrantes y la Agencia para los Refugiados (ACNUR) refuerza su presencia para asistir.

19 Oct 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation

19 Oct 2018 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil emitió una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, por la presencia de lluvia severa e inundación fluvial ocurrida los días 16 y 17 de octubre de 2018.

19 Oct 2018 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil dio a conocer el aviso de término de la Declaratoria de Emergencia que se emitió el pasado 10 de octubre de 2018, para el municipio del estado de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave.

19 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 91,093 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 17 October, with 42,494 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 145,193 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 320,033 at this point in 2016.

19 Oct 2018 description

Comunicado conjunto SRE-SEGOB

El gobierno de México solicitará hoy el apoyo de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR), para que en coordinación con las autoridades competentes de Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador, y en conjunto con el Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) y la Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (COMAR), acompañe la atención de posibles solicitantes de refugio que pudieran presentarse en la frontera sur de México.

19 Oct 2018 description

Foreign Ministry-Interior Ministry Joint Press Release

The Government of Mexico will request the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today, so that in coordination with the authorities of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, and in conjunction with the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Mexican Commission for Assistance to Refugees (COMAR), it accompanies the attention given to any applicants for refugee status at Mexico's southern border.

18 Oct 2018 description

The Mexican Red Cross is ready to offer humanitarian assistance, should migrants who participate in the caravan to the north of Mexico enter the country. More than 50 volunteers are in Tapachula, Chiapas, to provide humanitarian assistance.

The volunters of the institution will work with this vulnerable group applying its principles of Humanity, Impartiality and Neutrality with the sole objective of alleviating the suffering of people.

18 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Editorial team:
Christina Wille, Laurence Gerhardt and Helen Buck Insecurity Insight

Research team:
James Naudi Insecurity Insight

17 Oct 2018 description

Este documento es el resultado de la evaluación que los especialistas del Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (cenapred) realizaron de los principales desastres que ocurrieron en 2016, mediante visitas de campo y consultas directas con las autoridades locales.

Contiene los efectos de los fenómenos sobre la población, sus bienes y la infraestructura pública y privada de los estados impactados. También incluye algunos eventos que no pudieron ser evaluados a detalle, sin embargo, presentan algunas estimaciones del impacto económico de estos fenómenos.

17 Oct 2018 description

Argentina- Lluvias- 10/10/18

  • La Protección Civil de Misiones reportó fuertes lluvias en los municipios de Capiovi y Misiones.
  • Las inundaciones afectaron a 200 familias en la ciudad de Posadas y 50 familias cerca del arroyo La Chancha.

Colombia- Inundaciones- 11/10/18

17 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Asia

Nepal

22 September 2018: In Rajbiraj city, Saptari region, Sagarmatha zone, the emergency ward of the Gajendranarayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital was vandalized by locals who claimed that doctors had pronounced dead a child who was still living. Source: ACLED

Middle-East and North Africa

Libya

17 Oct 2018 description

Based on the latest official data available as of September 2018, it is estimated that over 2.6 million Venezuelans live outside their country.

Over 186,800 asylum claims have been filed worldwide in 2018, surpassing the 2017-year end figure.
Peru has become the main country of asylum for Venezuelans.

IOM and UNHCR appointed Mr. Eduardo Stein as Joint Special Representative. Mr. Stein will be promoting a harmonized regional approach in coordination with governments and relevant actors.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Mexican government must listen to the stories of those fleeing Honduras and inform them of their right to seek asylum, said Amnesty International today in response to news that the Mexican government deployed its federal police chief to its southern border to await the arrival of a caravan of over 1,600 people from Honduras, including dozens of families and children.

16 Oct 2018 description

Alert is a quarterly magazine published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) that features compelling stories and photography from our work in the field. Below is an excerpt from MSF-USA Board President John P. Lawrence's introduction to the Fall 2018 issue (Vol 19. No. 3).

How we treat migrants and refugees making the journey from Central America to the United States has become a focus of public attention in this country and abroad.