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Petrocaribe: 10 años fortaleciendo la seguridad alimentaria del Caribe y Centroamérica
Nueva publicación analiza las principales lecciones del acuerdo de integración regional que ha sostenido más de un centenar de programas.
Países caribeños de CARICOM muestran progreso en el cumplimiento de los objetivos globales de hambre, según la FAO
Subalimentación en el Caribe disminuyó de 8,1 millones en 1990-92 a 7,5 millones en 2014-16.
Caribbean CARICOM countries show progress in meeting global hunger targets, according to FAO report
Undernourishment in the Caribbean declined from 8.1 million in 1990-92 to 7.5 million in 2014-16. Three Caribbean Community countries – Barbados, Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines –met both the World Food Summit (WFS) hunger reduction goal set in 1996 and the hunger reduction target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed upon in 2000.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Dec 5 2015 (IPS) - Antiguan Veronica Yearwood no longer panics when she hears that the rainfall forecast for the tiny Caribbean island is again lower than average rainfall.
Not because she is a hydrologist in the water department of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority. “We went passed that stage. We did panic, but we have now settled down to the reality that the drought is really going to be a very bad one; it’s not going to end tomorrow,” she told IPS.
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 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).
El presente documento entrega un panorama mensual sobre la situación de los precios de alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe. Mediante el monitoreo de la información oficial de los países de la región, se busca entregar una alerta sobre los potenciales impactos que un alza de los precios de los alimentos puede generar sobre el bienestar de los hogares más pobres y vulnerables de la región, dado que son quienes destinan una proporción importante de sus ingresos al consumo de alimentos.
The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the deposit of 6 to 8 inches of rain in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, September 04, 2015 – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has announced further amendments to its schedule as it continues to assist Dominica recover from the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
In light of the continued closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport, LIAT is offering flights to Guadeloupe as an alternative for travellers to / from Dominica.
OECS Commission, Castries Saint Lucia 03/09/15 -The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is in final preparations to host its fifth climate change seminar, which is to be held under the theme: Strengthening the Environment and Building Resilience to Climate Change in OECS Member States”.
The seminar will take place at the Conference Room of the Verandah Resort and Spa in St Phillips, Antigua from September 9-10 2015.
Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group for Disaster Management (ECDPG/DM) The Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group for Disaster Management (ECDPG/DM) met on Thursday, September 4, 2015 to discuss and provide updates on the humanitarian response to Dominica. Key updates from the meeting are as follows:
Following an appeal from Hubert Winston, President of the Dominica Marine Association, for aid and assistance relief following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika, the Antigua Yacht Club has decided to set up a Disaster Relief Committee which will meet on Wednesday 2nd September at 1700 (5 pm) in the Events Centre at the Antigua Yacht Club.
Message: Dominica: CDEMA CU continues to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism to moblise support to Dominica.