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01 Oct 2017 description

Bogotá, 29 de septiembre de 2017. En el marco del convenio que se desarrolla en conjunto con la Cancillería, la Cruz Roja Colombiana realizó la tarde del 28 de septiembre, atención humanitaria a 163 connacionales entre ellos 14 extranjeros provenientes de la Isla de Puerto Rico, colombianos afectados por los Huracanes Harvey, Irma y María.

22 Sep 2017 description

More than 10 countries and territories were directly affected as Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and later the coastal states in the U.S.. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports various levels of damages and needs in Antigua and Barbuda, British, Dutch and French Antilles, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States and territories, among others. Beside, Hurricane María affected recently Dominica and Puerto Rico.

19 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2, 3 and 4 are available here. This will be the last information update specifically related to Hurricane Irma.

The Situation

11 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2 and 3 are available here.

The Situation

06 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española tiene un delegado regional para las Américas, situado en Panamá, que se encuentra en coordinación con la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja (FICR) para preparar una respuesta inmediata si fuese necesario

  • Una de las zonas de mayor preocupación es Haití, donde Cruz Roja Española tiene una delegación de tres personas que podría apoyar a la Cruz Roja Haitiana en la disposición de plantas potabilizadoras

15 Feb 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.

07 Dec 2016 description

Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.

07 Dec 2016 description

Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.

07 Jul 2016 description

Número de casos de infección por Zika (con rmados y sospechosos)
Producido el 21 de junio de 2016 con data del 16 de junio de 2016

Hasta el 16 de junio la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha reportado que 46 países y territorios en el mundo han sufrido un primer brote desde 2015 y presentan transmisión vectorial en curso.

01 Jun 2016 description

Summary: Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus predominately transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquitoes (A.aegypti and A.albopictus) - the same type of mosquitoes that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Zika virus is spreading rapidly and increasing scientific evidence is demonstrating the impact of the virus, especially on pregnant women and their infants is far greater than first reported.

02 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,380,409 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the National Societies in the Americas region to deliver assistance and support to 200,000 people through direct intervention and 1 million people through indirect community engagement, with a focus on health, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and preparedness. This regional Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis pending further assessment and revision in the coming weeks.

06 Jul 2009 description

Main findings

Infectious diseases cause close to 14 million deaths every year worldwide. But the mortality rate should not be the only factor considered and can even be misleading. Even though noncommunicable diseases are now responsible for the majority of deaths worldwide, this report shows that communicable diseases are still indeed the dominant burden in poor and vulnerable settings. This further increases the inequality for health and care between rich and poor countries.

Red Cross Red Crescent operations responding to epidemics more than tripled between 2004 and 2007.