Americas

UN sends more food to hurricane victims in Central America

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed a second consignment of aid to hungry residents in northern Nicaragua, where Hurricane Felix affected as many as 60,000 people with high winds that destroyed or damaged homes and commercial buildings.

Peru: UN agency provides emergency telecommunications devices after quake

The United Nations telecommunications agency has deployed 50 satellite terminals in remote areas of southern Peru as part of its efforts to restore vital emergency communication links to the region in the wake of last month’s deadly earthquake.

UN peacekeeper contributors visit Haiti, stress strengthening national police

Defence ministers and military officers from Latin American countries contributing troops to the United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti are at present visiting the Caribbean country to discuss security and other issues linked to the extension of the mission’s mandate, including strengthening the national police force.

UN rushes aid ahead of anticipated damage wreaked by Hurricane Felix

The United Nations has begun deploying aid and assistance to the areas in Central America expected to suffer from the destruction that Hurricane Felix – which made landfall in Nicaragua this morning – could leave in its wake.