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18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.

Context

01 Jun 2018 description

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged, over 94,000 in 2017 alone and 4,225 recognized as refugees

The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.

Thousands continue to legally enter daily in neighbouring countries. It is expected that people will continue to leave in 2018. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

01 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Las tasas de homicidio más altas del mundo se encuentran en la región. El embarazo adolescente es otra de las causas que también impide que decenas de miles de niños y niñas alcancen su máximo potencial.

18 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of Inter-Tropical Convergence (ZIC), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, caused Tropical Storm Nate to develop on 5 October 2017, which caused flooding throughout Costa Rica.

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.

02 May 2018 description

Ante el inicio de la temporada de mayor circulación de influenza en el hemisferio sur, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) recomienda a los Estados Miembros que adopten las medidas necesarias para asegurar el manejo clínico apropiado, el estricto cumplimiento de las medidas de control de infecciones en los servicios de atención de salud y la provisión adecuada de antivirales.

30 Apr 2018 description
  • The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, some 170,169 asylum claims have been lodged.

  • Venezuelans arriving recently have stronger humanitarian needs and less financial resources to cover them, and are therefore more vulnerable and in need of assistance.

  • Peru is the largest host country of Venezuelan asylum seekers in Latin America and the Caribbean with almost 37,000 registered asylum seekers.

Context

26 Apr 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 1,127,952 Swiss francs (decreased from 1,523,001 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Costa Rican Red Cross (CRRC) to deliver assistance and support to 24,000 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: livelihoods and basic needs (including multi-purpose/unconditional cash transfer programming [CTP]); health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction …

20 Apr 2018 description

Panamá es el escenario de la LXVIII Reunión Anual del Consejo Directivo del Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá (INCAP), en la que se revisa el trabajo del Instituto y se plantearán nuevos proyectos; donde además se realizó el acto protocolar en el cual le correspondió al Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) de Panamá recibir la Presidencia Pro- Tempore de este Consejo Directivo.

20 Apr 2018 description

San Salvador, 19 de abril de 2018. Hoy se desarrolló el XXXIV Foro de Aplicación de los Pronósticos Climáticos a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, en el que expertos de Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Belice estimaron los posibles impactos climatológicos a desarrollarse durante los próximos tres meses y cómo podrían afectar el sector agrícola, salud, pesca, medio ambiente y gestión de riesgo, entre otros.

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.

09 Apr 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 21 September to 6 October 2017, a Zone of InterTropical Convergence (ZIC), characterized by the entry of humidity from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, caused Tropical Storm Nate to develop on 5 October 2017, which generated flooding throughout Costa Rica.

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.

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.

13 Mar 2018 description

Overview

  • Over 1.5 million estimated Venezuelans displaced in the region

  • 2,000% Increase in asylum claims since 2014

  • Nine UNHCR operations covered by this appeal

10 Mar 2018 description

Los comisionados están recabando información sobre las causas fundamentales de las desigualdades en salud en la región. Este año presentarán su informe final con recomendaciones concretas para eliminar esas brechas.

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.