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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).

13 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

As we at Lutheran World Relief anticipate the tremendous humanitarian challenges we might face in the coming year, a quote from Desmond Tutu comes to mind: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”

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.

01 Dec 2015 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.

02 Nov 2015 description

Introduction

The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.

09 Oct 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Strategic report

Objectives and activities

In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, the world can reflect on real progress. Since 1990, thanks to the actions of millions of people around the globe, extreme income poverty has been cut by almost two-thirds, child mortality has fallen by more than half, and more children are attending primary school than ever before.

But these achievements tell only part of the story.

28 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT AND FOOD SECURITY:
    Authorities activated the emergency mechanisms in Dominican Republic, while in Haiti authorities are concerned about a worsening of health issues due to lack of water.

  • FLOODS: River San Miguel in Colombia overflowed affecting about 8,000 people.
    Authorities are responding to the emergency by delivering foods and toiletry kits.

  • COLD WEATHER: In Bolivia about 9,330 families, 4,306 hectares of crops, 6,868 cattle and 207 houses are affected in 26 municipalities, in 6 departments

28 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • SEQUÍA e INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: Autoridades activaron mecanismos de emergencia en República Dominicana, mientras en Haití las autoridades muestran preocupación porque la situación de salud puede agravar debido a la falta de agua.

  • INUNDACIONES: El desbordamiento del Río San Miguel en Colombia, afectó a cerca de 8,000 personas. Las autoridades responden a la emergencia a través de la entrega de alimentos y kits de aseo.

14 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: Las lluvias que han afectado a Venezuela en las últimas semanas han afectado a unas 45,000 personas. Las autoridades, junto a las organizaciones humanitarias están respondiendo a la emergencia. Mientras en Costa Rica, el número de personas en albergues se redujo a la mitad.

  • EMERGENCIA MEDIO AMBIENTAL: Se estima que unas 6,000 personas están directamente afectadas por la contaminación con pesticidas ocurrida en el Río La Pasión de Guatemala.

14 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • FLOODS AND RAINS: The rains registered in Venezuela in the last weeks have affected more than 45,000 people.
    Authorities, together with humanitarian organizations, are responding to the emergency. In Costa Rica, the number of people in shelters has halved.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: About 6,000 people are directly affected by the pesticide contamination of the La Pasion River in Guatemala.

07 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • EMERGENCIAL AMBIENTAL: En respuesta a la emergencia por la contaminación del Río la Pasión en Guatemala, se realiza una misión liderada por cuatro expertos en medio ambiente.

  • LLUVIAS: En Venezuela, autoridades declararon estado de emergencia en el estado de Apure. De acuerdo a los medios, alrededor de 41,105 personas están afectadas por el desbordamiento de los ríos Arauca y Sarare. En Colombia más de 5,000 personas afectadas por las fuertes lluvias.

07 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: In response to the emergency caused by the contamination of River La Pasion, four environmental experts are carrying out a mission in Guatemala.

  • RAINS: In Venezuela authorities declared state of emergency in the state of Apure. According to the media, about 41,105 people affected by the over flooding of Rivers Arauca and Sarare. In Colombia more than 5,000 are affected by the heavy rains.

25 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.

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.