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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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Epidemiological Update - Chikungunya Fever 21 February 2014

Situation summary

To date, ten countries and territories in the Region of the Americas have recorded autochthonous cases of chikungunya infection: Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin (French), Sint Maarten (Dutch) and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition, an imported case has been recorded in Aruba. See figure below.

With the confirmation of cases of autochthonous transmission in French Guyana, chikungunya virus has now been recorded in South America.

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A wet Christmas to end the year in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean -

By: Rendal Allen St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society Communications Officer.

On 24 December, 2013, Christmas eve, some of the islands of the Lesser Antilles; Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were hit by torrential rains spurred by a low level system passing over the region.

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The Caribbean: Better prepared to face disasters

31/01/2014 - The European Union is reaffirming its commitment towards disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean with the launch of the new Disaster Preparedness (DIPECHO) action plan 2013-2014. In total, €8.5 million have been earmarked for disaster preparedness and reducing the vulnerabilities related to natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.

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Epidemiological Update - Chikungunya Fever 24 January 2014

Since the first report received by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) of autochthonous transmission of chikungunya infection on 6 December 2013, there are now six territories in the Region of the Americas, in the Caribbean, that have notified cases; these are the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin (French) and Sint Maarten (Dutch). See figure below.

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Caribbean Sees Worrying Rise in Climate-Sensitive Diseases

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 20 2014 (IPS) - Caribbean countries, struggling to emerge from a slump in exports and falling tourist arrivals brought on by the worldwide economic crisis that began five years ago, have one more thing to worry about in 2014.

Dominica’s chief medical officer, Dr. David John, said climate change and its effects are taking a toll on the health of people in his homeland and elsewhere in the region.

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OAS Contributes to Eastern Caribbean Countries Affected by the Christmas Storm

The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Inter-American Emergency Aid Fund (FONDEM), today made a contribution to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Dominica to help in the efforts to recover from the effects of the torrential rains and flooding on Christmas Day.

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Representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Describe Effects of Torrential Rains over Christmas and Appeal for International Assistance

The Permanent Representatives of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica to the Organization of American States (OAS) described and gave dramatic details about the damages that resulted from the intense torrential rains that fell over Christmas on the Eastern Caribbean nations, and made a call for international aid to help in the process of recovery, during a press conference offered today at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington DC.

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Morocco Sends Humanitarian Aid To CARICOM Countries Hit By Torrential Rainfall

In conformity with the instructions by HM King Mohammed VI and as part of Morocco's active solidarity with friendly countries of the CARICOM, Morocco decided to send humanitarian aid for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica which were hit lately by intense rainfall that caused important damages.

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ECHO Factsheet Caribbean – January, 2014

Key messages

  • The Caribbean is prone to extreme natural phenomena. The hurricane season (June to November) affects thousands of people every year.

  • The European Union assists the concerned populations both in the aftermath of a disaster and with measures that increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to natural hazards.

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CARICOM Rallies to Assist Countries Affected by Christmas Rains

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 9th, 2014 (CDEMA) - In excess of EC$ 3,000,000.00 in donations have been mobilised by the Caribbean Community since a trough system impacted St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica over the Christmas holidays.

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Situation report #5 - Deadly low-level trough system impacts Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

THE SITUATION:

Severe rains and high winds due to a Low Level Trough System impacted the Participating States of CDEMA’s Central Sub-Region of Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica through Monday 23rd to Wed 25th December, 2013.

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Management, Staff And Students Of UWI Open Campuses Assist Persons Affected By The Severe Weather Conditions In December 2013

The management, staff and students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Open Campuses across the Caribbean have played their part in assisting persons affected by the severe weather conditions that took place during the Christmas holidays.

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NADMA Relief efforts for St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Sunday, January 5, 2014 – GIS: The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will spearhead efforts to provide relief for St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica.

At a meeting of the National Emergency Advisory Council (NEAC), held on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014, it was decided that the Agency would concentrate on two main activities as follows:

  • Account # 12100490 has been activated at the Grenada Cooperative Bank, and the general public can make contributions

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Christmas Storm Underlines Caribbean’s Vulnerability

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 7 2014 (IPS) - Guyanese President Donald Ramotar says the death and destruction caused by intense rainfall in three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries over the Christmas holidays is a sign that the region has no time to lose in fortifying its resiliance to climate change.