• 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.
The New Urban Agenda: Seeing the bigger picture
Sustainable urbanization, as defined in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III Summit in October 2016, has been hailed as a positive, transformative force for development. A process that, if properly planned and managed, will usher in a new era of wellbeing, resource efficiency and economic growth for billions of city dwellers.
LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES - PARAGUAY: La Crecida del Río Paraguay, que empezó en diciembre de 2015, debido a las intensas lluvias que afectaron a América del Sur, continua y mantiene actualmente a más de 116,000 personas desplazadas en el país. Las autoridades esperan que la cifra aumente a 210,000 ya que el río sigue creciendo
VIOLENCIA: El número de homicidios en El Salvador se duplicó en 2016, respecto al mismo periodo de 2015. En los primeros meses del año ya van 1,715 asesinatos en el país.
Snapshot 13-19 August
Yemen: The 9 August Al Jawf ceasefire has been broken. Access to people affected by the conflict in Al Jawf is extremely limited due to persistent insecurity, and it is very difficult to obtain information. Almost 3,000 people have died in violence since the National Dialogue Conference took place on 25 January.
Snapshot 16–22 July
oPT: 583 have been reported killed and over 100,000 displaced since Operation Protective Edge began on 8 July. There are urgent needs for essential drugs, shelter, water, and food assistance in the Gaza Strip, requiring greater humanitarian space.