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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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Green Economy Transition Promises Multiple Benefits for Small Island States, UN Studies Confirm

On the International Day of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Nairobi, 24 February 2014 –Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)—from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance—will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living.

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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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Restoration and Rehabilition works completed in Petite Martinique

Beausejour, Carriacou, January 24, 2014- A call is being made by Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Hon. Elvin Nimrod for educators to educate students on climate change issues.

He was at the time speaking at the completion ceremony for Phase 1 of the Sanchez Restoration and Rehabilitation Project; Minister Nimrod said it is important to raise awareness on climate change adaptation and resilience.

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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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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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PAHO/WHO Supports Health Response after Floods in Caribbean Countries (updated, 7 Jan 2014)

Washington, D.C., 7 January 2014 (PAHO/WHO) - The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization is helping to respond to the emergency and manage resources after floods affected the islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Grenada between December 23 and 25, and left hundreds of people displaced from their homes.

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Grenada minister expresses solidarity following Windward Islands Christmas disaster

ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, Friday, January 3, 2014 – GIS: Grenada's Social Services Minister, Delma Thomas, has called her counterparts in the sister Windward Islands to express sympathy and solidarity in the wake of recent weather-related destruction.

Thomas spoke via telephone with her Social Services Minister counterpart in St. Vincent, Frederick Stephenson, as well as representatives for Minister Alvina Reynolds in St. Lucia and Gloria Shillingford in Dominica.

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PAHO/WHO Supports Health Response after Floods in the Eastern Caribbean

Re-establishing health services and emergency medical care in affected areas is a priority now. Access to potable water is also a major concern.

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Grenada expresses sorrow over disaster in neighboring islands

Friday, December 27, 2013 11:30 PM- St. George's, Grenada

ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, Friday, December 27, 2013 – GIS: -The Grenada government has expressed its "deepest sense of regret at the loss of lives and properties and the displacement of people as a result of the heavy rains over the Christmas period in our sister Windward Islands."

In an official statement, the government of Grenada expressed solidarity with the governments and peoples of Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines "at this trying and difficult time."

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Situation report #3 - Deadly low-level trough system impacts Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Food, water, medical supplies and shelter are immediately needed for flood-affected families in Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Situation Report #2 - Low level trough system affecting the Lesser Antilles Region

Reports of severe damage due to high winds, torrential rains and overflowing rivers were received from Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Situation Report #1 - Low level trough system affecting the Lesser Antilles Region

THE SITUATION:

Over the past 24 hours severe rains and high winds generated by a Low Level Trough System, have been impacting the Participating States of CDEMA’s Central Sub-Region of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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The Right to Food in the CARICOM Region: An Assessment Report - April 2013

Right to Food Study, 2013.

This publication presents coherent and systematic information and analysis about: the current food and nutrition security situation in the CARICOM Region and in CARICOM Member States, and the relevant legal, policy and institutional environments in the Region with respect to the protection and realization of the right to food.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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Ministry of Health expresses concern about Dengue Outbreak

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thursday, September 26, 2013: The Ministry of Health is taking aggressive measures to stem and prevent a major outbreak of dengue in Grenada.

The announcement was made by Grenada’s Chief Medical Officer - Dr. George Mitchell during an interview with the Government Information Services (GIS) on Thursday.

Mitchell said the Ministry’s surveillance unit has picked up cases of dengue in certain parts of the island which led to the Ministry putting measures in place and activating the necessary response systems to address the outbreak.

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Grenada: Location Map (2013)

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