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19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

190,320 people food insecure

532,095 people highly vulnerable at risk to food insecurity

USD 7.7 million net funding requirements for the next 6 months (Aug. 2018 – Jan. 2019)

17,765 people assisted in July

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

40 funcionarios de gobiernos centrales y locales de El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala y México se reunieron en Guatemala participar en un taller sobre protección de las personas migrantes. El evento fue organizado por el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración (OIM) y la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT).

18 Sep 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

After a good start of the 2018 rainy season in April, a reduction in the quantity and distribution of rains has been observed and is likely to impact basic grains crops in Central America´s Dry Corridor. Specific areas in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have reported more than 25 days without rain, yields reduction and crop losses, particularly affecting subsistence farmers.

16 Sep 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Families Would Be Able to Try Again to Seek Aslyum in the US

Michael Garcia Bochenek
Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division
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After the Trump administration was slammed with lawsuits for separating migrant children and parents at the border, the US government has agreed to allow many of these parents, whose asylum claims were rejected, to reapply.

14 Sep 2018 description

Executive summary

Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious.
One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management.

13 Sep 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019

12 Sep 2018 description

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

11 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los niños migrantes y refugiados se enfrentan a un círculo vicioso de adversidad y peligro

DESARRAIGADOS EN CENTROAMÉRICA Y MÉXICO

Los niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes y refugiados se enfrentan a un círculo vicioso de adversidad y peligro.

07 Sep 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 7 September 2018 16:51 GMT

Lower than average rainfall in June and July has led to major crop losses for small-scale maize and bean farmers

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poor harvests caused by drought in parts of Central America could leave more than two million people hungry, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, warning climate change was creating drier conditions in the region.

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

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.

05 Sep 2018 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

05 Sep 2018 description

La principal fuente de calorías y proteínas de la dieta salvadoreña es el maíz, el frijol y el arroz. En tiempo de estrés agudo los salvadoreños consumen sorgo. El país produce maíz, frijol y sorgo a nivel de pequeños y grandes agricultores; el arroz se obtiene mayormente a través de las importaciones. El Mercado Central de Gerardo Barrios en San Salvador, la ciudad capital, es el principal mercado del país y también el mercado regional que puede influir en los precios de Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua.

04 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

04 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

02 Sep 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

El Gobierno está afinando su plan de acción contra el golpe que dejó al sequía que afectó parte de El Salvador durante la mayoría de julio y parte de agosto. Ayer durante una sesión extraordinaria de la Comisión Nacional de Protección Civil, los funcionarios acordaron un plan de entrega de paquetes alimenticios para los municipios más golpeados.

30 Aug 2018 description

Mensajes clave

  • Los cultivos de maíz y frijol de Primera en zonas de producción de subsistencia del corredor seco en la región registran pérdidas (parciales y totales) por el impacto de una canícula prolongada, afectándolos principalmente en la fase de desarrollo vegetativo y floración, con impactos diferenciados y con pérdidas promedio de 75% en maíz y 76% en frijol.