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14 Dec 2018 description
report CARE

CARE is scaling up operations across the region to meet the huge and increasing needs. It is urgently seeking an addition US $45 million to support people both inside Venezuela and in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru over the next three years.

“With additional funds we plan to scale up our operations, including working through partners in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to try and address the shocking levels of child malnutrition and reproductive health issues faced by Venezuela women,” says Alexandra Moncada, Country Director for CARE in Ecuador.

14 Dec 2018 description

Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

13 Dec 2018 description

by the Climate Centre at COP 24 in Katowice

New research published on Monday, as the second week of UN climate talks in Poland got underway, shows “clear ties between today’s extremes and human causes” in both the developed and developing world.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Start Network

The month of October saw the highest number of Start Fund awarded responses in one single month. From awarding responses to cross-border displacement in Ecuador and Peru to anticipating a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) it was the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts from 15 were activated. In comparison, the previous highest alerting month which was August 2016 had 11 alerts, of which 7 were activated.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

La ministra de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables, Ana María Mendieta, inauguró hoy el Centro Emergencia Mujer (CEM) en la comisaría El Triunfo, en el distrito arequipeño de La Joya, con el cual el Gobierno se acerca a la meta de implementar 346 de estos servicios en todo el país al cierre del año.

“Este año tendremos 346 CEM a nivel nacional, pero no solamente queremos atender, sino también prevenir la violencia contra la mujer y dentro de las familias”, dijo la ministra, al indicar que el 2017 se cerró con 296 de estos.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

NOTA DE PRENSA N°421 2018-INDECI-OGCE

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI con la asistencia técnica del Programa Mundial de Alimentos, USAID/OFDA y Proyecto DIPECHO de la Comisión Europea presentó el Sistema de Gestión de Bienes de Ayuda Humanitaria - SIGBAH con la finalidad de modernizar los almacenes nacionales para la respuesta ante desastres.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In October 2018, the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide reached three million, at least 2.4 million of them are hosted by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

• UNICEF estimates that the number of children in need has surpassed 460,000, taking into consideration the needs of migrant children, non-Venezuelan returnees and those living in host communities where services are struggling to fulfil the increasing demands.

11 Dec 2018 description

Respuesta regional: reporte situacional No. 2

En Perú, el aumento de entradas diarias a 4.000, antes de la fecha límite para acceder al Permiso Temporal de Permanencia, llevó a las autoridades peruanas y sus aliados a escalar la respuesta.

Discusiones intergubernamentales continúan teniendo lugar para reforzar la coordinación regional, antes de la reunión de Quito II que se realizará el 22 y 23 de noviembre.

11 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI lidera una Jornada de Seguimiento a las Acciones de Rehabilitación en el Marco de las Declaratorias de Estado de Emergencia con la participación de representantes y equipos técnicos de Gobiernos Regionales y Locales, así como de los sectores del Gobierno Nacional.

Durante el desarrollo del programa se presentó un pronóstico climático sobre lluvias intensas, así como las Reasignaciones Presupuestales en el marco de las Declaratorias de Estado de Emergencia y el Proceso de Rehabilitación.

08 Dec 2018 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Between January 2017 and November 2018, six countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, and Peru. The number of human cases and epizootics reported in the Region of the Americas during this period is the highest in decades.

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

Comisión Europea - Comunicado de prensa

Bruselas, 4 de diciembre de 2018

La Comisión Europea ha asignado un importe adicional de 20 millones EUR para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de las víctimas de la crisis socioeconómica de Venezuela.

Esto viene a añadirse a los 35 millones de euros en ayuda de emergencia y ayuda al desarrollo para las personas del país y la región anunciados el pasado junio.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Germanwatch

Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

04 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

La Oficina de Coordinación de la Ayuda Humanitaria ha solicitado 738 millones de dólares para ayudar a los países latinoamericanos que reciben a venezolanos. En total, el plan de respuesta humanitaria asciende a 21.900 millones de dólares. Yemen es el país que recibirá más fondos.

Las Naciones Unidas han solicitado a los donantes 738 millones de dólares en 2019 para ayudar a los países suramericanos que están acogiendo a los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos que “no tienen perspectivas de regresar a corto y medio plazo” a su país.

04 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Principalmente maíz, choclo y papa

Una inusual nevada que se registró en los últimos días en la zona andina de la región Junín afectó más de 40,000 hectáreas de cultivos de panllevar, que se hallan en etapa de floración, sobre todo de maíz, choclo y papa.

“Tenemos entre 40,000 a 50, 000 hectáreas afectadas en el valle del Mantaro, y en las zonas de Pariahuanca, Santo Domingo de Acombamba, Jauja, Tarma y Junín”, explicó el director regional de Agricultura de Junín, Juan Carlos Palacios Quintana.

04 Dec 2018 description

Brussels, 4 December 2018

The European Commission has allocated an additional €20 million to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by the socio-economic crisis in Venezuela.

This comes on top of €35 million in emergency relief and development assistance for people in the country and the region announced in June.