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18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

11 Aug 2016 description

Authored by: Matt Maura

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials at the Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health (DPH) Wednesday reported one confirmed case of the Zika virus Infection in The Bahamas -- New Providence to be exact.

The confirmed case was contracted outside of The Bahamas and involved an adult, Bahamian male who recently traveled to Jamaica.

01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

20 May 2016 description

Este boletín analiza la seguridad alimentaria, la producción y comercio de cereales y las políticas de los países referidas a la seguridad alimentaria durante el primer trimestre de 2016.

Mensajes Principales

11 May 2016 description

Mensajes principales

•El escenario económico internacional continúa siendo preocupante para la América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo sus implicancias difieren entre países dependiendo, en parte, de cual sea su vinculación comercial con las grandes economías del mundo. Para el presente año se espera que la región presente una contracción de su economía de -0,5% y se proyecta para 2017 un repunte con una tasa de crecimiento de 1,5%.

16 Feb 2016 description

Several Participating States in the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system have been placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016. The drought situation remains a major concern for many countries due to the below-normal rainfall recorded during the previous dry and wet seasons, which resulted in a number of countries experiencing water shortages in 2015.

20 Jan 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Ivet González

SANTO DOMINGO, 19 ene 2016 (IPS) - Las cerca de 7.000 islas y el mar caliente del Caribe guardan miles de especies endémicas, además de ser el tránsito de aves migratorias, toda una fauna cuya conservación exige acciones multilaterales en la era del recalentamiento planetario.

09 Jan 2016 description
report World Bank

Even before Hurricane Joaquin’s catastrophic flooding of South Carolina in October, the storm had hit ten islands of The Bahamas with brute force. On Crooked Island, 85 percent of the homes were destroyed. Over 36 hours, the storm rested menacingly over the islands, closing airports as well as destroying communications and electrical infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Environment and Housing in Nassau.

A platform to improve resilience in the Caribbean

29 Dec 2015 description

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.

23 Dec 2015 description

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.

18 Dec 2015 description

LONG ISLAND, The Bahamas - Some two months after Hurricane Joaquin devastated Long Island, displacing residents and debilitating the economy, the southeast island is slowly returning to normal operations.

17 Dec 2015 description

Publicado: 16 diciembre 2015 22:42 CET

Nassau, 4 Diciembre 2015

“Con la resiliencia, nuestro objetivo es que las comunidades no sólo dependan de la ayuda de las organizaciones.”

17 Dec 2015 description

Nassau, 4 December 2015

“With resilience, our goal is for communities to no longer rely exclusively on organizations to help them.”

With these words,  Carlyne McKenzie, Resilience Project Coordinator for the Bahamas Red Cross, explained the purpose of the 9th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, hosted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) jointly with Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) between the 30th of November and the 4th of December of 2015, in Bahamas.

16 Dec 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster On 2 October 2015, the island chain of the Bahamas experienced significant damage with many houses destroyed and widespread reports of heavy flooding and storm surges mainly in the central and southern sections of the archipelago due to the passage of Hurricane Joaquin. On 3 October, Hurricane Joaquin moved slowly across the southern and central islands unleashing torrential rains, wind and storm surges, leading to flooding and salt water intrusion in several areas.

07 Dec 2015 description

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict.