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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.

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.