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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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Haiti + 3 others
Etat civil : Les grands obstacles à la régularisation du statut des migrants-es haïtiens en territoires français Spécial

Bon nombre de migrants-es haïtiens vivant sur les territoires français n’arrivent pas à régulariser leur statut migratoire. Une kyrielle de problèmes relatifs à l’état civil ont été passés en revue lors d’un déjeuner-causerie organisé à Port-au-Prince, sous les auspices du GARR, le 19 mars 2014, avec plusieurs représentants-es des différentes institutions étatiques concernées par cette thématique.

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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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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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Dominica + 5 others
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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Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and the Caribbean Volume 16 | October, November and December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disasters in the reporting period affected 699,020 people. Drought and flooding were the biggest disasters.

  • Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean affected more than 2.2 million people and killed 1,000 in 2013. Central America, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay were the most severely affected.

  • OCHA allocated US$2.5 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by drought in Bolivia, and $85,000 in emergency funds to assist those affected by heavy rainfall in the Lesser Antilles.

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Boletín Humanitario América Latina y el Caribe Volumen 16 | Octubre, Noviembre y Diciembre, 2013

DESTACADOS

  • Los desastres ocurridos en el cuarto trimestre de 2013 (octubre, noviembre y diciembre) afectaron a unas 699,020 personas. La Sequía e inundaciones fueron los mayores desastres.

  • El Dengue en América Latina y el Caribe ha afectado a más de 2.2 millones de personas y dejado unas 1,000 muertes en 2013.
    América Central, República Dominicana y Paraguay han sido gravemente impactados.

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Guadaloupe (FR): Location Map (2013)

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Haiti + 37 others
Successful Caribbean test demonstrates progress in regional tsunami readiness

Over 44,000 people from 30 Members States and 15 of the territories* in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions participated in the second full scale regional tsunami exercise held on March 20, 2013.

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Haiti + 36 others
Full-scale test today of Caribbean tsunami warning system

Thirty-two countries* will participate in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise in the Caribbean on 20 March 2013. The goal is to test the reaction capacity in countries of the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the East Coast of Canada and the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda. The exercise was organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Tropical Cyclone Isaac (AL092012): Event Briefing, Eastern Caribbean Impacts - 24 August 2012

1 INTRODUCTION

On 17 August 2012 the National Hurricane Centre released its first weather outlook on a tropical wave system which had formed off the coast of Africa. By the following day the system appeared to be better organised as it moved towards favourable environmental conditions for development. At 0900 UTC on 21 August 2012 this system was classified as a Tropical Depression (#9) and by 2100 UTC it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac.

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En alerta el Caribe por Tormenta tropical Emily

La tormenta tropical Emily mantiene este martes en estado de alerta a las islas del Caribe, donde comienzan a sentirse las fuertes lluvias, las ráfagas y las inundaciones costeras.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanas de Estados Unidos (CNH) llamó a los países del área a mantenerse atentos, pues está previsto que el ciclón aumente su intensidad en las próximas 24 horas, reporta Prensa Latina.

De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Javier Serrano, Emily tiene vientos máximos sostenidos de 65 kilómetros por hora y se espera que aumente hasta los 97 entre este martes y el miércoles.

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Tempête tropicale Emily : la Guadeloupe en alerte cyclonique orange

POINTE-A-PITRE — La Guadeloupe a été classée en alerte cyclonique "orange" mardi matin après la transformation de l'onde tropicale, née dans l'Atlantique en tempête tropicale Emily, a annoncé la préfecture de la Guadeloupe.

La tempête se situe dans la mer des caraïbes, au sud de la Basse-Terre, et des rafales de 100 kilomètres heures sont attendues, selon les services de Météo France.

La préfecture a mis en place une cellule de crise à Basse-Terre, a déclaré Philippe Jaumouillé, secrétaire général de la préfecture.

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Dengue: Bachelot annonce un remboursement des examens de dépistage

FORT-DE-FRANCE - Roselyne Bachelot, ministre de la Santé, accompagnée de Marie-Luce Penchard, ministre de l'Outre-mer dans une visite aux Antilles, a annoncé samedi le remboursement des examens de sérologie pour le dépistage de la dengue.

De son côté, Marie-Luce Penchard a aussi annoncé le déblocage d'un budget de 200.000 euros pour les agences environnementales de Martinique et de Guadeloupe afin qu'elles lancent un vaste plan d'élimination des déchets.

Dans un courrier adressé vendredi à Mme Bachelot, le député Victorin Lurel et le sénateur Jacques Gillot, respectivement

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ANTILLES: DENGUE FEVER ALERT

French Health ministers, Roselyne Bachelot, and for Overseas, Marie-Luce Penchard, are expected today in the Antilles where a dengue fever epidemic has already caused 18 deaths and registered, in the month of August, an average of 4,000 cases a week in the Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. "The goal of the visit is to adopt the necessary measures to contain the epidemic", said officials, in response to criticism of local authorities in regard to the lack of action taken by health officials in "sensitising" the population in the prevention
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REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies: Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 3 - Issue 169, August 2010

HIGHLIGHTS:

h PERU: New cases of pneumonia and bubonic plague reported.

h CUBA: Accumulated reservoir water resources are below 50 percent.

h LAC: Atlantic French territories are on alert due the increase in cases of dengue.

h COLOMBIA: Some 200,000 new affected by the rainy season.

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