Starting 2 March 2018, an oil spill occurred from Ecopetrol´s Lisama field 158 in the Santander province of Colombia. The leak was reportedly contained one month later. The spill primarily affected La Lizama and Sogamoso river ecosystems. The Sogamoso River is a tributary of the Magdalena River, Colombia’s largest source of water.
Desde 2009, las comunidades que se abastecen de los ríos Caunapí, Rosario y Mira han reportado afectaciones debido a la contaminación causada por ataques contra la infraestructura petrolera y la instalación de refinerías/válvulas ilegales en el Oleoducto Trasandino.
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.
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.
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CDKN has recently published a Policy Brief derived from the project “Growing up in Adversity”, led by CDKN and the University of El Norte. The document presents the methodology of psycho-social intervention that was implemented among 90 families in a shelter in Manatí, Atlántico Department in Colombia, who were victims of flooding produced by the “La Niña” phenomena (2010-1011) and who were displaced as a result.
Indigenous groups increasingly affected by armed violence, displacement and confinement.
Mass protests in May led to mobility restrictions and humanitarian access constraints.
May has been the month with the highest number of people affected by natural disasters.
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.
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