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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.

21 May 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On the occasion of National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims, HC calls for all actors in conflict to redouble their efforts to end years of violence.

  • UARIV: Our greatest challenge has been to attend victims in the midst of a continuing armed conflict.

  • ICRC: Violence caused by the so-called criminal bands has a humanitarian impact comparable to the ongoing conflict.

16 Aug 2012 description
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ocha humanitarian icons in editable vector format
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OCHA adds 500 free humanitarian symbols to communications tools and services

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present emergency and crisis-related information quickly and simply.

14 Dec 2011 description

1 Americas Zone Mission

The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.

2 National Society Mission