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28 Aug 2015 description

OECS Commission 27/08/15 ---- The OECS Commission is engaging with regional and international agencies to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the effects of tropical storm Ericka on the Commonwealth of Dominica as that country seeks to respond after floods devastated the island costing loss of life and leaving many homeless and lacking basic commodities on Thursday August 27, 2015.

28 Aug 2015 description

Situation in Dominica: three people dead and severe flooding causing mudslides. Damage to the infrastructure reported in Grand Bay and Bath Estate, landslides destroying houses in Good Hope and Kings Hill. Canefield Airport under water and Melville Hall airport inoperable. Roseau has been heavily impacted by the swollen rivers. Communications land and cell phones are down. CDEMA to deploy Assessment and Operations Coordination teams by Friday

28 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Erika. Regional response teams on standby for immediate deployment. Storm conditions are expected to continue over portions of the Leeward Islands, and reach the Virgin Islands later today.

EVENT:

28 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Storm Erika is moving west-northwest over the Atlantic Ocean towards the Leeward Islands. On 26 August at 3.00 UTC it had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h and its centre was located approximately 800 km east of Antigua.

  • Over the next 24 hrs it is forecast to continue moving west-northwest, strengthening, and moving through the Leeward Islands on 27-28 August. Its centre is forecast to pass very close or over Antigua and Barbuda islands in the morning of 27 August (UTC) and pass off the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico early on 28 August.

27 Aug 2015 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 15:42 GMT

At least three were reported dead in the island country of Dominica Thursday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Many others were reported missing in Dominica and the storm has caused widespread flooding there, according to local media reports.

26 Aug 2015 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 18:56 GMT

At least three were reported dead in the island country of Dominica Thursday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Many others were reported missing in Dominica and the storm has caused widespread flooding there, according to local media reports.

13 Aug 2015 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 13, 2015 – The 16 Caribbean member governments of CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) completed their catastrophe insurance portfolios for 2015/2016. All 16 Caribbean members renewed their hurricane policies; all 13 that had earthquake policies renewed those; and 12 obtained excess rainfall coverage – an increase of 4 over the 8 countries that purchased excess rainfall policies for the first time last year.

06 Aug 2015 description

Inflación alimentaria en ALC ha mantenido una tendencia a la baja desde abril

En junio de 2015, la inflación alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó 0,7%.

06 de agosto, Santiago de Chile – En junio la inflación alimentaria mensual en América Latina y el Caribe fue de 0,7 %, disminuyendo 0,1 puntos porcentuales respecto a mayo, manteniendo una tendencia a la baja en los últimos tres meses.

16 Jul 2015 description

UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper

Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance

Executive Summary

10 Jul 2015 description

Rainfall totals for the British Virgin Islands for the first half of 2015 are significantly low in comparison to previous years, resulting in substantial impact to farming grounds.

Rainfall statistics accumulated by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) for the period January to June reveal a total of only 3.5 inches of rainfall, with the majority occurring in January and February. Comparing the same period in 2014, rainfall totals were at 13.5 inches.

30 Jun 2015 description

Caribbean countries suffer loss from natural hazards almost on an annual basis. The risk of this is heightened during the wet season by the passage of tropical storms and hurricanes during the period from June to November which can result in significant loss of life, livelihoods and human and economic development.

25 Jun 2015 description

Le Ministère de l’Environnement (MDE) en collaboration avec l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a lancé ce mercredi 20 mai, à l’hôtel Oasis, un atelier régional sur le processus d’élaboration de la Contribution Prévue Déterminée Nationale (CPDN). Cette contribution a été définie lors de la 21è conférence des Parties à la Conférence-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (COP21), en France, en décembre 2015.

15 Jun 2015 description

AFTERNOON

15 June 2015

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the human rights of migrants.

13 Jun 2015 description
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Start of season remains slow in parts of West Africa, abnormal dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across southern Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, and north-central Nigeria.
    The lack of rainfall over the past five weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas of the region.

11 May 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 9 2015 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.

The position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 14 independent countries, was put forward by the group’s chairman, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, during a meeting here with French President François Hollande.

08 Apr 2015 description

Rafael Salinas, subsecretario técnico de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (SESAN), participó el jueves 26 de marzo en el lanzamiento del programa Mesoamérica sin Hambre (MsH), evento que se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Guatemala.

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

10 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• In 2009, a $150,000 grant from GFDRR enabled the World Bank to galvanize over $200 million in disaster risk reduction investments in the Eastern Caribbean such as coastal protection, strengthening of schools and health clinics, improved drainage systems, and slope stabilization.

29 Dec 2014 description

The community of Portsmouth in Dominica is prone to a range of hazards including flooding, fire, storm surge, tsunami, landslides and rock fall, and hurricanes. It has managed to cope with these events but continues to have a high level of risk and exposure. In particular, Portsmouth is highly susceptible to storm surge, tsunami and other coastal hazards as it lies below sea level. As the community continues to develop its physical infrastructure, improper garbage disposal continues to threaten the drainage system and increase the risk of flooding.