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11 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 10 jun (AGN).- El Gobierno de Guatemala solicitó hoy el acompañamiento de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) para que verifique y transmita con transparencia la información sobre la ayuda internacional que se está recibiendo para los afectados por la erupción del volcán de Fuego, hace ocho días.

11 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 31 January 2018, heavy rains that fell in the northern part of Salta province in north-eastern Argentina, coupled with rainfall in the upper basin of the Bermejo and Pilcomayo Rivers (Paraguay-Bolivia border), caused a rise in water levels that flooded areas along the banks of the Pilcomayo River. Water levels far exceeded alert and evacuation levels, displacing more than 17,000 people and leaving 100 people isolated and incommunicado.

08 May 2018 description

Buenos Aires – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today (10/04) launches a Regional Action Plan, detailing its support to Governments hosting Venezuelan nationals in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Action Plan aims at strengthening the regional response to large-scale flows of Venezuelans, supporting the efforts that governments have initiated across the region.

08 May 2018 description
report Voice of America

Sabina Castelfranco

ROME — Since last year, Pope Francis has gradually and carefully been stepping up his criticism of the suffering that Venezuela’s people have been enduring under the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

20 Apr 2018 description

La Comisión Cascos Blancos de la Cancillería Argentina firmó dos convenios en el Palacio San Martín, uno con la Fundación de Cuidados Críticos del Hospital Italiano y el otro con la Sociedad Argentina de Terapia Intensiva.

Estuvieron presentes en la firma el Dr. Juan Eduardo San Román y la Dra. María Carolina Piagentini por la Fundación de Cuidados Críticos del Hospital Italiano y el Dr. José Luis Golubicki, Analía Fernández, Walter Videtta y Alejandro Miguel Risso Vázquez por la Sociedad Argentina de Terapia Intensiva

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.

10 Apr 2018 description

Buenos Aires – La OIM, Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, lanza hoy (10/04) un Plan de Acción Regional, en el cual detalla su apoyo a los gobiernos que están acogiendo a nacionales de Venezuela tanto en las Américas como en el Caribe. El Plan de Acción tiene por finalidad fortalecer la respuesta regional a flujos en gran escala de venezolanos, dando su apoyo a los esfuerzos que los gobiernos han puesto en marcha en toda la región.

03 Apr 2018 description

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Argentina presentará una nueva publicación el próximo 4 de abril. Este noveno número de la serie Aportes analiza los desafíos para alcanzar una mayor igualdad de género entre las y los trabajadores del sector salud en el país y propone recomendaciones de iniciativas y políticas para reducir de forma más efectiva las brechas persistentes en el sector.

Feminización profesionalizada: la transformación de los recursos humanos en el sector salud

28 Mar 2018 description

Contributing to more effective risk management of crises and disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean

INTRODUCTION

The 2018 version of the Index for Risk Management for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-INFORM) has been launched at the beginning of this year. LAC-INFORM 2018 is an update of LAC-INFORM 2017, the first version of this regional index.

27 Mar 2018 description

Last Updated: 26 March 2018 - Maintain its elimination in the Americas

19 Mar 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, January 19, 2018.The 162nd Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$368 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

The public sector loans, which total US$226.1 million, will support the following projects:

Other approvals included five grants totaling US$4.92 million to the following organizations:

19 Mar 2018 description

Thousands of Venezuelans are crossing the borders daily into neighbouring countries in search of safety. Displaced by scarcity of food and medicines, but also because of violence and persecution, the growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing their country are putting massive pressure on the region.
Over 4 million Venezuelans have fled to find safety in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Curacao and Spain over the past 4 years. Neighbouring countries are overwhelmed and overstretched by the influx of Venezuelans.

17 Mar 2018 description

Situation Summary

In 2017, four countries in the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of measles: Argentina (3 cases), Canada (45 cases), the United States of America (120 cases), and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (727 cases).

In the first three months of 2018, a total of 9 countries have reported confirmed cases:

Antigua and Barbuda (1 case), Brazil (14 cases), Canada (4 cases), Colombia (1), the United States of America (13 cases), Guatemala (1 case), Mexico (4 cases), Peru (2 cases), and Venezuela (159 cases). Figure 1.

16 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación

En 2017, cuatro países de la Región de las Américas notificaron casos confirmados de sarampión: Argentina (3 casos), Canadá (45 casos), los Estados Unidos de América (120 casos) y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (727 casos).

En los primeros meses de 2018 son 9 los países que han notificado casos confirmados: Antigua y Barbuda (1 caso), Brasil (14 casos), Canadá (4 casos), Colombia (1), Estados Unidos de América (13 casos), Guatemala (1 caso), México (4 casos), Perú (2 casos) y Venezuela (159 casos).