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).
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Colonial Group International (Bahamas) donated a total of $100,000 towards Hurricane Joaquin relief efforts to three organizations in the frontline of assisting residents in the impacted areas to help get lives back on track.
On Thursday, November 12, during a press conference at Atlantic Medical on Collins Avenue, Linda Gibson, executive vice-president of Atlantic Medical, a member of CGI, presented the cheques as follows: The National Emergency Management Agency, $50,000, The Bahamas Red Cross Society $25,000 and Rotary Bahamas, $25,000.
In this issue
■ On the Agenda
Meetings between the PSC and the EU Political and Security Committee are an opportunity to strengthen AU-EU relations.
■ Situation Analysis
Resolving the political impasse in Madagascar has been described as a success, but poverty and a lack of capacity in the government are hindering the process of rebuilding the country.
The Bahamas – TC KATE
• KATE turned into a Tropical Storm on 9 November and moved through the eastern and central islands of the Bahamas.
• KATE is forecast to move north and then north-east over the Atlantic, slightly intensifying, but remaining over water and far from any land, over the next 48 h.
DESLAVE: Continua la búsqueda de 28 personas desaparecidas en Brasil, luego del alud de lodo provocado por el colapso de dos diques de contención de residuos minerales de una mina.
LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: Unas 5,000 personas están afectadas por lluvias en Colombia, mientras que los especialistas indican que este año ha llovido un 57% menos en el país, con respecto a 2014.
SEQUÍA: Expertos productores estiman que la producción de granos básicos en Nicaragua ha disminuido entre un 50 y 75% en el “corredor seco”.
LANDSLIDE: The search for 28 people missing continues in Brazil after the mudslide caused by the collapse of two dams tailings from a mine.
RAINS AND FLOODS: 5,000 people are affected by rains in Colombia. Specialists indicate that this year it rained less than 57% in the country with respect to 2014.
DROUGHT: Experts estimate that production of basic grains in Nicaragua has decreased between 50 and 75% in the "dry corridor".
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding with emergency relief to Hurricane Joaquin survivors on one of the hardest hit islands in the Bahamas. Working in cooperation with Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, in Nassau, Bahamas, a parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and with local relief partner, HeadKnowles, IOCC is providing building supplies for residents of Long Island who have started to repair their homes.
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Baptist Health International of Coral Gables, Florida, donated 50 boxes of medical supplies to aid health care professionals tend the basic needs of victims of the recently devastating Hurricane Joaquin, which impacted the Central and Southeast Bahamas.
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.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay, Abaco donated $50,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, towards the Hurricane Joaquin relief effort. The presentation took place at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Pictured from left are Senior Vice President, Baker’s Bay, Dr. Livingston Marshall; Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Director, NEMA, Captain Stephen Russell. (BIS photo/Peter Ramsay)
GBPA Donates To Hurricane Relief - Executives of the Grand Bahama Port Authority on Thursday answered the call to assist victims of Hurricane Joaquin that struck the central and southern islands of The Bahamas at the beginning of October, leaving hundreds devastated by the loss of their homes and livelihoods. In so doing, the GBPA presented a cheque for $50,000 for NEMA, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross and Rotary to Island Administrator, Charles King.
BORCO DONATION TO NEMA– The Bahamas Oil Refining Company (BORCO) donated $32,210 to the National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday afternoon to assist those persons in the Southern and Central Bahamas affected by the recent hurricane. Accepting the donation was the Administrator for the City of Freeport, Charles King. Greg Laroda, Terminal Operations Manager for BORCO explained that employees of the company made a decision to assist those persons affected by the storm, and management agreed to match whatever was donated by the workers. Mr.
21 October 2015
On Wednesday September 30th, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin became the tenth named hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane warnings were issued for several islands in Bahamas, including Abacos, Berry Islands, Eleuthra, Grand Bahama Island, New Providence, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Bimini, and Andros Island. Tropical storm warnings were issued in the remainder of the Bahamas, as well as Turks and Caicos, and the Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin and Guantanamo provinces in Cuba.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Eva Hilton Primary School, formerly Oakes Field Primary, presented the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, with an assortment of hurricane relief supplies during a special assembly held at the campus on Friday, October 16, 2015.
The presentation was prefaced by the singing of the soul-stirring song, “Reach Out and Touch” (Somebody’s hand … make this world a better place if you can....).
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Perry Christie declared that The Bahamas Government has made a commitment to reconstruct, to rebuild and to establish an organized process to do so, in the wake of the onslaught of Hurricane Joaquin. He made the statement on October 14, 2015 at the Office of the Prime Minister.
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Sawyer’s Fresh Market, one of the leading food chains on Grand Bahama, came to the aid of Hurricane victims in the South and Central Bahamas on Friday morning.
The popular supermarket donated a forty-foot container to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) loaded with food supplies. The goods were accepted by the Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville.
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received $50,000 from the Disaster Relief Committee of the Progressive Liberal Party towards the Hurricane Joaquin Relief effort.
The presentation was made at NEMA on Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts said The Bahamas has always prided itself on being a Christian nation and not shy about being ‘our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper.’
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.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources donated an assortment of emergency relief supplies to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, during a presentation at the ministry on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
The Minister, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, thanked his staff for the donation to those affected by devastating Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin that struck the Central and Southeast Bahamas at the beginning of October.
Also donated was feed for livestock on the islands, an economic staple for some of those communities.
On October 1-3, 2015, Joaquin, a category 4 hurricane struck the Southern Bahamian Islands and directly impacted about 5000 people. The most severely affected islands include Crooked Island, Long Island, Acklins, Rum Cay, and San Salvador and access to these islands became restricted due to the major flooding and debris at the airports and across major roads.