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02 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • HURRICANE SYSTEM: The fifth hurricane of the season caused damages in Dominica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At least 20 people died in Dominica.

  • DROUGHT: The Central American Agriculture Council (CAC) declared an agricultural emergency for Central America and Dominican Republic to assist 1.6 million people affected.

01 Sep 2015 description

Destacados

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La quinta tormenta de la temporada dejó daños en Dominica, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana y Haití. Se estima que solo en Dominica, unas 20 personas murieron a consecuencia de la tormenta.

  • SEQUÍA: El Consejo Agropecuario Centroamericano (CAC) declaró emergencia agropecuaria en América Central y República Dominicana para atender a unas 1.6 millones de personas afectadas.

01 Sep 2015 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

01 Sep 2015 description

Dans un communiqué paru le 27 Août 2015, la Commission Interaméricaine des Droits de l’Homme (CIDH) appelle la République Dominicaine à prendre toutes les mesures nécessaires pour garantir le droit à la nationalité des Dominicain(e)s d’ascendance étrangère. Ce qui permettra aux personnes frappées de manière arbitraire et rétroactive par l’arrêt de la Cour constitutionnelle dominicaine de recouvrer leur nationalité et de ne pas être expulsées du territoire dominicain.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average

01 Sep 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . By its resolution 2180 (2014), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 October 2015 and requested me to report on its implementation semi-annually and not later than 45 days before its expiration. The present report covers major developments between the issuance of my report of 4 March 2015 (S/2015/157) and 31 August 2015 and outlines activities undertaken by the Mission in line with its mandate under the relevant Council resolutions, most recently 2180 (2014)

01 Sep 2015 description

1) CARIBBEAN – Tropical Cyclone ERIKA

Tropical Storm ERIKA move through Lesser Antilles on 27 August, causing heavy rains and floods especially in Dominica. As of 31 August, in Dominica, there were 20 dead, several others missing, 300 people evacuated in 267 shelters, 48 houses destroyed and 84 damaged, nine areas categorized as special disaster areas, 50 % of the island was still without water provision on 30 August. Need assessments are still ongoing.

30 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded to a low pressure front. Its remnants are moving west-northwest at about 35 km/h. As a result, locally heavy rains and gusty winds are expected near the eastern and central Cuban coast and the South-eastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

30 Aug 2015 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Storm ERIKA moved through Lesser Antilles on 27 August, causing heavy rainfall. Dominica was especially affected by floods and landslides. As of 28 August, there were five dead, 21 missing and several homes destroyed. Afterwards it started moving over the Caribbean Sea towards the Dominican Republic, as a Tropical Storm. On 28 August afternoon (UTC), it is approaching the south-eastern coast. At 12.00 UTC its center was located approx. 50 km southeast of Saona Island and it had max. sustained winds of 85 km/h.

30 Aug 2015 description

La Havane, Cuba | AFP | 30/08/2015 - 01:02 GMT

par Francisco JARA

La tempête tropicale Erika, qui a fait 20 morts cette semaine sur la petite île de la Dominique, s'est progressivement dissipée samedi au-dessus de Cuba.

Selon le centre cubain de prévisions météorologiques, la tempête a été déclassée au rang de dépression tropicale dans la journée, à la faveur d'un couloir de basse pression sur l'île.

30 Aug 2015 description

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 00:01 GMT

by Francisco JARA

Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center later called off all coastal watches and warnings and said the storm had "dissipated" -- a relief for a dozen Caribbean island nations stalked in recent days by Erika.

But it did caution that Florida should keep an eye on "the remnants."

29 Aug 2015 description

Situation

La Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), descontinúa los Avisos de condiciones de Tormenta Tropical, Érica salió de nuestro territorio colocándose al sur de Guantánamo (Cuba), se espera una notable mejoría en las condiciones del tiempo, no obstante los remanentes asociados a Érica, seguirán aportando humedad para que se produzcan aguaceros dispersos con tronadas y en ocasiones ráfagas de viento sobre las regiones noroeste, noreste, sureste y la cordillera Central.

29 Aug 2015 description

Santo Domingo.- El Ministerio de Salud informó que sólo dos centros de salud fueron a afectados por el paso de la tormenta Erika. De inmediato fueron restablecidas sus condiciones, manteniendo la continuidad de la atención a la población.

Al participar en la reunión sostenida este sábado por el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias en Salud (COES) la representante del Servicio Nacional de Salud (SNS) doctora Mariam Montes de Oca informó que los dos centros afectados son el hospital Taiwán, de Azua; y el Centro de Atención Primaria de Caldera en la Provincia Peravia.

29 Aug 2015 description

Situación

La Tormenta Tropical Erika se está alejando de la isla la Española y se espera que en las próximas horas toque la parte sur de Cuba, según las imágenes del Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Miami.

La Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), mantiene un Aviso por condiciones de Tormenta Tropical asociado al paso de Erika en todas las costas de la República Dominicana, es decir, desde Cabo Engaño (La Altagracia) hasta Pedernales y desde Cabo Engaño hasta la Bahía de Manzanillo (Monte Cristi).

29 Aug 2015 description

Situation

Tropical Storm Erika was located about 120 kilometers southwest of the capital of the Dominican Republic, on red alert (maximum), and is expected that throughout Saturday morning will advance to northern Haiti.

29 Aug 2015 description

Roseau, Dominica | AFP | Friday 8/29/2015 - 06:25 GMT

by Alexander MARTINEZ

Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported Friday, as the system barreled through the Caribbean.

While crews rushed to search for survivors and clean up scenes of chaos on Caribbean islands, Haitian authorities issued travel restrictions and opened emergency shelters ahead of the storm's arrival.

28 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Storm ERIKA continued moving west-northwest over the northern Atlantic Ocean towards the Leeward Islands. On 27 August at 3.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 175km east-southeast of Antigua and it had maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h.