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31 Jan 2018 description

Situation summary

Following a continued decrease in the number of malaria cases from 2005 to 2014 in the Region of the Americas, an increase was observed in 2015, 2016, and most recently in 2017. In 2016, 9 countries of the Region (Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) reported an increase in malaria cases.

29 Jan 2018 description

Una campaña de registro llevada a cabo por Costa Rica y Panamá está ayudando a miles de indígenas Ngäbe-Buglé en riesgo de apatridia a tener acceso a atención médica y educación.

SAN VITO, Costa Rica, 29 de enero de 2018 (ACNUR) – Teresa estaba cada vez más débil a medida que su embarazo avanzaba, en su hogar entre los indígenas de las tierras altas de Costa Rica.

29 Jan 2018 description

A joint registration campaign by Costa Rica and Panama is helping thousands of Ngäbe-Buglé at risk of statelessness to gain access to health care and education.

Mother-to-be Teresa found herself becoming weaker and weaker as her pregnancy advanced in her home among the indigenous people in the Costa Rican highlands.

“I was two months pregnant when I started feeling bad, I couldn’t walk or anything,” recalls the 23-year-old, who, it emerged, had undiagnosed leukaemia that put her life in grave danger.

29 Jan 2018 description

Inter-American Development Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Carlos Slim Foundation to endorse five-year initiative

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.

31 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Situation

In November 2015, a group of more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported in the border area between Costa Rica and Panama in the community of Paso Canoas, Corredores Canton. Since these people did not meet the migration requirements to enter Costa Rica, a significant build-up of migrants occurred on the Panamanian side of the border as they began to settle in the streets, waiting on a solution to their legal immigration status.

15 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Intertropical Convergence (ZCI), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, hovered over Costa Rica; it subsequently developed into Tropical Storm Nate on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding and landslides throughout the country.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.

13 Dec 2017 description

Antes las bajas temperaturas registradas en el país en los últimos días, especialistas de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), lanzaron un llamado a la población para que arropen a los adultos mayores y no los expongan al frío.

El doctor Fernando Morales Martínez, director del Hospital Nacional de Geriatría y Gerontología, explicó que esta situación meteorológica exacerba las infecciones respiratorias, las cuales posteriormente pueden complicarse con cuadros de bronconeumonía y neumonía.

05 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

1. Resumen Ejecutivo

La región ha logrado avances significativos en la lucha contra la pobreza y la desigualdad de los ingresos

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.

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

30 Nov 2017 description

COLOMBIA
Flooding from the overflow of La Paila river in Corinto (Cauca department) triggered a mudslide that killed six people, injured 60 and destroyed 139 homes, per the Government. The flooding also affected road networks, two health centres and two schools. Authorities have responded with clearing debris and distributing clean water.
5,361 people affected

24 Nov 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Emergency

According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Hurricane Otto entered Costa Rica territory close to the town of Los Chiles as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale (wind gusts up to 175 km/h) on 24 November 2016, which qualified Otto as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Hurricane Otto moved on a west south-west trajectory at an average speed of 15 km/h across Costa Rica before exiting the country on 25 November.

13 Nov 2017 description

Se presentaron daños leves y localizados en los repellos de algunas paredes.

• Prestación de servicios continúa con normalidad.

• Labores de inspección y verificación continúan en distintos inmuebles institucionales.

Las unidades médicas y financieras de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), prestan servicios con normalidad y sin ningún tipo de alteración mayor en sus instalaciones, luego del sismo de 6.5 grados con epicentro en la zona costera de Jacó en el Pacífico Central, que sacudió, anoche, gran parte del territorio nacional.

08 Nov 2017 description
  • Emergencia por la Tormenta Nate.

  • Quepos, Parrita, Montes de Oro y Puntarenas recibieron ₡540,3 millones para atender proyectos de primer impacto.

  • Vicepresidenta de la República Ana Helena Chacón realiza gira de trabajo en esa región del país este martes 7 y miércoles 8.

03 Nov 2017 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Intertropical Convergence (ZCI), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, hovered over Costa Rica; it subsequently developed Costa Rica into Tropical Storm Nate on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding and landslides throughout the country.