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04 May 2017 description

Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.

Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).

04 May 2017 description

Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016.

Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the sheer scale of major disasters such as the earthquake in Ecuador (April 2016) and Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (October 2016).

14 Apr 2016 description

Este documento analiza las crisis registradas en América Latina y el Caribe durante 2015, así como la respuesta por parte de la Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe (OCHA ROLAC).

También recoge las actividades relacionadas con preparación frente a desastres, así como los eventos desarrollados con socios estratégicos que significaron un avance en busca de una mejor coordinación para una respuesta humanitaria eficiente.

14 Apr 2016 description

This document reviews the major emergencies in 2015 and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OCHA ROLAC) response.

It also includes details of the disaster preparedness activities and joint ventures with strategic partners that represented innovations in better coordination for effective humanitarian response.

12 Jan 2016 description

DESTACADOS

  • 13 millones de personas han sido afectadas por desastres a lo largo de 2015.

  • Un estudio de ACNUR identifica a la violencia y la falta de protección por parte de las autoridades como causa de la huida de muchas mujeres desde El Salvador, Guatemala,
    Honduras y México.

  • El Niño durante 2015 ha sido considerado entre los más fuertes desde 1950 y varios países e instituciones regionales han implementado medidas para enfrentar sus efectos negativos.

12 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 million people were affected by disasters during 2015.

  • A study conducted by UNHCR points to violence and lack of protection by the authorities as reasons of why women are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

  • El Niño in 2015 has been considered among the strongest since 1950 and several countries and regional institutions implement measures to address its negative effects.

14 Oct 2015 description

PAHO/WHO calls for more collaboration between governments and indigenous communities in preparing for emergencies and disasters

Washington, D.C., 6 October 2015 (PAHO/WHO) -- Involving indigenous communities in disaster risk reduction activities can save lives during catastrophes, experts with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said on the eve of the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015.

24 Sep 2015 description

El nuevo informe de la Federación solicita un mayor reconocimiento y apoyo a los actores humanitarios locales

Publicado: 24 septiembre 2015 Los actores locales muchas veces son los más eficaces en la ejecución de operaciones humanitarias. No obstante, a pesar de desempeñar un papel crítico, deben luchar por atraer los fondos y el apoyo que precisan.

24 Sep 2015 description

Le nouveau Rapport sur les catastrophes dans le monde publié par la FICR plaide pour une meilleure reconnaissance et un soutien accru des acteurs humanitaires locaux

Publié: 24 septembre 2015

Les acteurs locaux sont souvent les plus performants dans la conduite des opérations humanitaires. Pourtant, en dépit de leur rôle crucial, ils peinent à obtenir les fonds et le soutien nécessaires.

24 Sep 2015 description
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New IFRC Report calls for greater recognition and support for local humanitarian actors

Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. However, despite their critical role, they struggle to attract the funding and support they need.

The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.

25 Nov 2014 description

Destacados

  • INUNDACIONES: Las inundaciones continúan afectando a Colombia. Unas 44 personas han muerto y más de 100,000 han sido afectadas en la presente temporada de lluvias.

  • MIGRACIÓN: Se estima que en Nuevo Laredo, estado de Tamaulipas - México, unos 1,390 menores han sido atendidos en 2014, 300 más que en el mismo periodo en 2013.

  • CHIKUNGUNYA: Los casos ya suman 1,021 en Nicaragua, 95 por ciento de estos han ocurrido en los últimos 25 días. Las autoridades intensifican las medidas de prevención.

25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • FLOODS: Floods continue to affect Colombia. Forty-four people have died and more than 100,000 are affected in the current rainy season.

  • MIGRATION: It is estimated that 1,390 unaccompanied children have been assisted in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state - Mexico, 300 more than in the same period in 2013.

  • CHIKUNGUNYA: Nicaragua has registered 1,021 cases, 95 per cent of which have occurred in the last 25 days. Authorities are intensifying prevention measures.

25 Mar 2014 description
report European Commission

El Comisario Europeo de Desarrollo, Andris Piebalgs, anunciará hoy una nueva ayuda de la UE por un importe de 2 500 millones EUR para América Latina en el período 2014‑2020 (incluida financiación para programas regionales y para dotaciones bilaterales a los países subvencionables).

24 Mar 2014 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 24 March 2014

European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries).

06 Jun 2013 description

06 June 2013

This report covers the period 01 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Overview

26 Sep 2012 description

In honor of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ second anniversary, the United States is pleased to announce that total investment in support of the Alliance and clean cookstoves has reached up to $114 million. This investment represents a nearly $10 million increase over the past year and will help the Alliance achieve its goal of enabling 100 million homes to adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.

27 Apr 2012 description

Edición Especial HOSPITALES SEGUROS

¿Alcanzaremos la meta fijada para el 2015 en el Plan de Acción de las Américas?

Hospitales seguros: una responsabilidad compartida, una meta a nuestro alcance

26 Apr 2012 description

Special Edition SAFE HOSPITALS
Will we meet the goal set for 2015 in the Plan of Action of the Americas?

Emergencies and disasters damage people, their property, and their environment in multiple ways. Whatever the impact, the priorities will be always to protect lives and the well-being of the affected communities and to reduce human suffering. The social, economic, and environmental cost of these events is enormous. Their impact can be felt for many years, particularly when health facilities stop functioning precisely when they are most needed.

24 Jan 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Ana Belluscio

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AlertNet) – Mexico’s Laguna Region is famed as the country’s largest milk-producing area. But overexploitation of groundwater resources has combined with the effects of climate change to give the region a more dubious distinction. The remaining water supplies are contaminated with arsenic, and related rates of cancer are well above the national average.

Read the full article on AlertNet

17 Dec 2011 description

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Action needed to mitigate the effects of climate change on health

The PAHO/WHO Directing Council, at its 51st Meeting held in Washington, D.C., in September 2011, approved a Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change. It calls for countries to strengthen the ability of health systems to monitor and analyze climate change, to promote joint efforts of health and other sectors to reduce climate-related health risks, and to reduce the carbon footprint of the health sector in each country.