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19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

12 Jan 2018 description

Contenido

  • Enfoque 2

  • Perspectiva 4

  • Países Miembros 5

  • Recursos de Información 11

  • Próximos Eventos 12

Huracanes Irma y María:

11 Jan 2018 description

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: health sector response

In the space of one month, several nations of the Caribbean were ravaged by two category 5 hurricanes packing winds of up to 160 mph (260 km/h). Hurricane Irma passed through 11 islands in the Caribbean starting on 5 September 2017, followed a week later by Hurricane Maria, which impacted six islands, including three in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that had already been hit by Irma. The total population of the islands is 37.2 million people.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

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20 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

39,000

# affected children in need of assistance in Irma- and Maria-affected countries

19,800

# affected children in Dominica

169

# children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica

Highlights

18 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

This report analyses data collected from interviews conducted with 399 Dominicans impacted by Hurricane Maria. As part of the H2H Network’s DFID-funded mission in the Caribbean, Ground Truth Solutions is providing a regular flow of feedback on how those affected by the storm view the effectiveness of the humanitarian response and their evolving needs. The surveys offer decision-makers insight into community concerns as the basis for making course corrections in the recovery programme and managing expectations.

17 Dec 2017 description
report United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 30 November to 13 December 2017 and is the last situation report.

Highlights

  • A national wide assessment to identify and quantify the level of damage caused by Hurricane Maria on farm access roads is being conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Progamme (WFP). The first 14 farm access roads have been assessed and information on the required interventions is available.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 13 de diciembre de 2017 - Tres meses después de que dos huracanes de categoría 5, Irma y María, barrieran el Caribe causando víctimas mortales y daños generalizados, miles de niños y niñas siguen necesitando ayuda en toda la región.

10 Dec 2017 description

Goals

The aim of this rapid Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs assessment is to understand the needs of communities affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica, identify existing services and resources, and generate recommendations to inform the design of International Medical Corps programs.

Background

Country profile

02 Dec 2017 description
report United Nations

Highlights

• Sixty-seven out of the 90 early childhood development centres, primary and secondary schools have been reopened (74 per cent of the total school facilities) with support from the United Nation Children´s Fund (UNICEF) and other Education sector partners, benefiting 7,833 students (65 per cent of the total attendance prior to Hurricane Maria).

01 Dec 2017 description

Foreword

The auxiliary role provides essential space for dialogue and mutually beneficial relations between National Societies and public authorities. This Guide to the Auxiliary Role is designed to help external actors, particularly public authorities, develop their understanding of the auxiliary role and strategies to enhance their partnerships with National Societies.

01 Dec 2017 description

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

The following are the findings from collective centers assessed during the second round of DTM assessments conducted from 20 -27 November 2017.

  • 30 collective centers assessed by IOM house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dominica (other shelters have been identified by the ministry of social services and will be included in the next round of DTM assessments)

  • These 30 centres house 120 households (459 individuals) 44% of the displaced population reside in schools.

01 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma- and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

171
# children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica

Highlights

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

30 Nov 2017 description

COLOMBIA
El desbordamiento del río La Paila en Corinto (Cauca) desencadenó un deslizamiento que causó seis muertes, 60 personas heridas y la pérdida de 139 hogares. Las inundaciones también afectaron carreteras, centros de salud y escuelas. Las autoridades han recogido los desechos y distribuido agua potable.
5,361 personas afectadas