REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ROLAC)

Latin America

Highlights 2011

  • The Fourth Regional Meeting on International Humanitarian Assistance Mechanisms was held in Quito, Ecuador, in May 2011. It helped to strengthen coordination among intergovernmental institutions and international humanitarian organizations in the region.
     
  • Emergency response support provided in several countries in response to Tropical Depression 12-E (October 2011), which affected over 2 million people in five countries. ROLAC and the regional inter-agency coordination mechanism, REDLAC, deployed 35 experts to four countries. 
     
  • Continued growth of the Redhum platform and integration of Redhum representatives into coordination process. Redhum expanded to Argentina and Bolivia with partners’ support. More than 203,000 visits to the Redhum website during the year.

A young girl dips her hand into the water on a flooded street in Managua, Nicaragua. © Charles Bernimolin/ OCHA