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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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U.S. Government construct $800,000 Emergency Relief Warehouse for NEMA

Authored by: Simon Lewis

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday, December 10 officially took control of the newly constructed Emergency Relief Warehouse, at Hawksbill, Grand Bahama.

The 4,500 square feet facility was built at a cost of $800,000 and is situated on one acre of land on what was previously the campus of the Grand Bahama Catholic High School.

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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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Le HCR déplore de nouveaux décès en mer dans les Caraïbes

WASHINGTON DC – 28 novembre (HCR) – Le HCR a exprimé son inquiétude sur les récents décès en mer après le chavirage d'un bateau en début de semaine dans les Bahamas. C'est la troisième tragédie maritime dans le nord des Caraïbes depuis octobre.

La tragédie de cette semaine a coûté la vie à 30 personnes, probablement des Haïtiens. Au moins 110 autres personnes, dont 19 femmes, se trouvaient également à bord du bateau et elles ont été secourues par l'armée et la police des Bahamas ainsi que les garde-côtes américains.

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L’OIM est très préoccupée par la mort tragique de migrants à la recherche d’une vie meilleure

Suisse - Le décès en mer de 30 migrants haïtiens en début de semaine au large des Bahamas suscite de nouvelles inquiétudes s’agissant du sort des migrants irréguliers qui risquent leur vie dans le monde entier, à bord d’embarcations instables et d’autres moyens de transport dangereux, à la recherche d’une vie meilleure.

International Organization for Migration:

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Haïti-Conjoncture : Deuxième moitié de novembre 2013 meurtrière pour la république

Report
AlterPresse

P-au-P, 28 nov. 2013 [AlterPresse] --- Environ une quarantaine d’Haïtiens et d’Haïtiennes ont perdu leur vie au cours de la dernière semaine du mois de novembre 2013, dans des circonstances différentes, mais avec un point d’entrée : la fuite de la triste réalité de leur pays natal, où les autorités se révèlent incapables d’endiguer la misère, le chômage et l’insécurité, relève l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Naufrage…la mer-cimetière

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IOM Seriously Concerned by Deaths of Migrants in Search of Better Lives

The death of 30 Haitian migrants at sea earlier this week off the Bahamas has triggered renewed concerns about the plight of irregular migrants risking their lives around the world in unseaworthy boats and other life-threatening transport in search of better lives.

International Organization for Migration:

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UNHCR expresses concern over deaths at sea in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, November 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has expressed concern at the recent deaths at sea following a boat capsize earlier this week in the Bahamas, the third maritime tragedy in the northern Caribbean since October. This week's incident cost the lives of up to 30 people, believed to be nationals of Haiti. Also on the boat were at least 110 other individuals, including 19 women, who were rescued by the Bahamas military and police alongside the U.S.

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UNHCR expresses concern at deaths at sea in the Bahamas, third maritime tragedy in the northern Caribbean since October

Washington, DC – 27 November 2013 -- The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) expressed concern at the recent deaths at sea following a boat capsize earlier this week in the Bahamas, the third maritime tragedy in the northern Caribbean since October.

This week's incident cost the lives of up to 30 people, believed to be nationals from Haiti. Also on the boat were at least 110 other individuals, including 19 women, who were rescued by the Bahamas military and police alongside the US Coast Guard.

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Thirty Haitians dead after ship capsizes in Bahamas: US

11/26/2013 21:31 GMT

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2013 (AFP) - About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.

"Approximately 30 Haitian migrants are reported dead," said a statement from the Coast Guard, which cited information from Bahamian defense forces.

The estimated death toll from Monday's accident rose as the Coast Guard released harrowing images of a throng of passengers perched precariously on the overturned hull of the ship.

Agence France-Presse:

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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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Un an après le passage de Sandy, le PNUD appelle à soutenir la reconstruction dans les Caraïbes

Report
UN News Service

29 octobre 2013 – À l'occasion du premier anniversaire du passage dévastateur de l'ouragan Sandy dans les Caraïbes et aux États-Unis, le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a lancé mardi un appel à redoubler d'efforts pour aider les communautés affectées à se relever dans les Caraïbes.

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Bahamas: 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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Tropical Cyclone Chantal (AL032013) Event Briefing

1 INTRODUCTION

On 7 July 2013, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on a tropical wave which later developed into Tropical Storm Chantal over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean moving speedily in a west-northwestward direction towards the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm warnings and watches were in effect for many of the islands of the Lesser Antilles.

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Disaster Alert: Tropical Storm Chantal

Several countries remain under tropical storm warnings, including Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Strong winds, flooding and landslides have already been reported throughout the region.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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Red Cross Preparing Caribbean Communities ahead of Storms

by Tamara Braunstein

As Tropical Storm Chantal moves westward across the Atlantic Ocean, the American Red Cross is working with its Caribbean partners to prepare for high winds and heavy rains from the storm.

The storm sustained top wind speeds of 50 mph early July 9, and forecasters predict that it could gain strength throughout the week as it enters the Caribbean Sea.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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OFDA Boletín del mes de Junio 2013

El Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones de USAID/ OFDA promueve la resiliencia de comunidades locales

A través de RDAP, USAID/OFDA ha financiado cinco acuerdos de "small grant" en la región de América Latina y el Caribe (LAC), para beneficiar a las comunidades locales, por medio de proyectos de reducción del riesgo de desastres (RRD) y gestión del riesgo.