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Participation record pour l’exercice d’alerte au tsunami dans les Caraïbes

L’exercice d’alerte au tsunami qui s’est déroulé le 26 mars dans les Caraïbes a connu une participation sans précédent comparée aux tests effectués en 2011 et 2013. Organisé sous les auspices de la Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) de l’UNESCO, cet exercice montre l’implication des pays concernés et la prise de conscience de la menace que représentent les tsunamis dans la région.

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Record participation in Caribbean tsunami warning exercise

The level of participation in the tsunami warning exercise that took place on 26 March in the Caribbean was unprecedented, compared with similar exercises in 2011 and 2013. Organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), it reflects the commitment of the countries concerned and a growing awareness of the tsunami threat in the region.

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Récord de participación en el simulacro de alerta de tsunamis en el Caribe

El ensayo de alerta de tsunami que se desarrolló el 26 de marzo en el Caribe obtuvo una participación sin precedentes comparado con otros que se habían desarrollado en 2011 y 2013. Organizado bajo los auspicios de la Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental (COI) de la UNESCO, el ensayo muestra la implicación de los países concernidos y la toma de conciencia respecto a la amenaza que representan los tsunamis en la región.

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CCRIF Semiannual Report June-November 2013

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2013, is for the first two quarters of the 2013/2014 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this six-month period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

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Shifting Rainy Season Wreaks Havoc on Barbuda’s Crops

By Desmond Brown

HIGHLANDS, Barbuda, Feb 28 2014 (IPS) - Water rationing has become a way of life for the 1,800 residents of the tiny island of Barbuda, which has been experiencing prolonged dry periods, especially in the Highlands area near the main agricultural lands.

Marine biologist John Mussington told IPS the problem is that the wet period has shifted from the traditional July to September period to September to November, and when the rains do come, the showers are sharp and end just as quickly.

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Green Economy Transition Promises Multiple Benefits for Small Island States, UN Studies Confirm

On the International Day of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Nairobi, 24 February 2014 –Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)—from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance—will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living.

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“Blessed” Rains Become a Curse in Antigua

By Desmond Brown

JONAS ROAD, Antigua , Feb 17 2014 (IPS) - Antigua is one of the most drought-prone countries in the Caribbean. So whenever it rains, the inhabitants generally regard the weather as “showers of blessing”.

But that is starting to change. Many farmers now see the rains as a curse and are now fighting an uphill battle to save their crops, vital for both the local and foreign markets.

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The Right to Food in the CARICOM Region: An Assessment Report - April 2013

Right to Food Study, 2013.

This publication presents coherent and systematic information and analysis about: the current food and nutrition security situation in the CARICOM Region and in CARICOM Member States, and the relevant legal, policy and institutional environments in the Region with respect to the protection and realization of the right to food.

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces over USD 8 million in grants in 18 countries and territories

Report
UN Women

(New York, 22 November) - The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 8 million in grants to 17 initiatives in 18 countries and territories. First-time grant recipients include organizations from Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritania, Myanmar and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244). These new grants are expected to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries between 2014 and 2017.

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Haiti + 33 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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Papua New Guinea + 6 others
Small Islands Demand U.N. Protection

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 11 2013 (IPS) - Threatened by rising seas, some of the world’s small island developing states (SIDS) are demanding that the U.N.’s new set of Sustainable Development Goals place a high priority on the protection of oceans and marine resources.

A growing number of SIDS, including Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Maldives, Tonga, Nauru and Kiribati, are making a strong case for a stand-alone goal for the protection of oceans in the post-2015 development agenda known as the SDGs, which is currently under discussion.

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Threatened by rising seas, small island nations appeal for more aid at UN

Report
UN News Service

25 September 2013 – On the front line of damage wrought by climate change, threatened with extinction from rising seas, leaders of some of the world’s small island States took to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today to call urgently for greater international support to mitigate the perils.

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Antigua and Barbuda: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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FAO en CELAC: “podemos ser la primera generación de latinoamericanos y caribeños en vivir sin hambre”

El Representante Regional de la FAO participó de Reunión de Ministras de Desarrollo Social y Erradicación del Hambre y la Pobreza de la CELAC, realizada en Venezuela.

Santiago de Chile, 23 de julio de 2013- La generación actual de latinoamericanos y caribeños puede ser la primera en superar el hambre, señaló Raúl Benítez, el Representante Regional de la FAO, durante la I Reunión de Ministros de Desarrollo Social y Erradicación del Hambre y la Pobreza de la CELAC.

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FAO Director General on island to advance zero hunger pilot project

Antigua and Barbuda, on Friday, welcomed Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Dr. Jose Graziano da Silva. In addition to observing the Zero Hunger pilot project, Dr. da Silva will call on Hon.

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Jamaica + 3 others
Caribbean Apprehensive as Dangers of Climate Change Increase

By Desmond Brown

KINGSTON, Jun 25 2013 (IPS) - It has taken just eight inches of water for Jamaica to be affected by rising sea levels, with parts of the island nation have disappearing completely, threatening people’s livelihoods and much more.

“People speak about the likelihood of Barbuda disappearing in 40 years, but this is a reality in Jamaica at the present time,” Conrad Douglas, a Jamaican scientist who has published more than 350 reports on environmental management and related topics, told IPS.

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Caribbean Looks at Financial Approach to Combat Climate Change

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 15 2013 (IPS) - The Caribbean has the unenviable reputation as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, a situation exacerbated by climate change and vulnerability that experts warn could have significant economic consequences if unaddressed.

As a result, a comprehensive strategy to build Caribbean resilience ought to include adaptation to the effects of climate change, Warren Smith, president of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the region’s premier lending institution, has suggested.

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Climate Change Threatens Water and Food Security in Antigua

By Desmond Brown

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Jun 12 2013 (IPS) - With their islands devoid of rivers or streams, farmers in Antigua and Barbuda have been building dams and ponds for centuries, harvesting rainwater to irrigate their crops and provide drinking water for their livestock.

But now with the advent of climate change, they are facing major challenges. Stronger and more frequent storms regularly destroy trees planted around catchment areas as watershed as well as grass planted in and around these areas to slow evaporation.

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Guatemala + 30 others
Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Enero - Marzo 2013

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe, continúa fortaleciendo su compromiso político con la erradicación del hambre: la Primera Cumbre de la CELAC, celebrada en Santiago de Chile a comienzos de 2013, sirvió para reafirmar este compromiso con la promoción de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en los países de la región.