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06 May 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 38 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 28 April, Grenada, Peru, and Saint Barthélemy have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

05 May 2016 description

ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, MAY 4, 2016, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that Grenada has reported its first laboratory confirmed case of Zika infection.

A 27year-old female non-Grenadian was diagnosed as the island's first, with the mosquito related illness. The case was confirmed today, Wednesday May 4 2016 at midday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), based in Trinidad.

15 Apr 2016 description

FAO is supporting livelihoods resilience to threats, crises and climate change in thirteen countries in the Caribbean.

April 14th 2016, Santiago, Chile – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are developing a new programme to increase livelihoods resilience to threats and crisis and the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security.

09 Apr 2016 description

Many communities found in the Eastern Caribbean are prone to hazards such as storms, flooding, rising waters, coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion of coastal aquifers and the subsequent risks posed to safety, livelihoods and marine resource. Facing increasing vulnerabilities brought on by climate change, the common solutions to these issues are not always available to these communities; constructing sea walls, levees and dams are often financially unfeasible as well as destructive to the very systems of natural resources that they are trying to protect.

01 Mar 2016 description

St. Georges, Grenada, February 29th, 2016 (CDEMA) – 53 representatives from both District and National Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) in Grenada benefitted from a 3 day training workshop on emergency management centre operations. The training was held at the Queen’s Park National Stadium from February 24th – 26th 2016.

The training was facilitated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) and financed under the 10th European Development Fund ACPEU Project.

16 Feb 2016 description

Several Participating States in the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system have been placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016. The drought situation remains a major concern for many countries due to the below-normal rainfall recorded during the previous dry and wet seasons, which resulted in a number of countries experiencing water shortages in 2015.

29 Jan 2016 description

Bridgetown, Barbados - El Gobierno de Japón y el Programa de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas (PNUD) lanzaron el día de hoy, con una inversión de 15 millones de dolares, la iniciativa Japón-Caribe Alianza por el Cambio Climático (J-CCCP, por sus siglas en inglés). La iniciativa está alineada al Acuerdo de París sobre el Cambio Climático, para mantener el calentamiento global por debajo de 2 grados Celsius e impulsar los esfuerzos para limitar el aumento de la temperatura aún más a 1,5 grados centígrados por encima de los niveles pre-industriales.

09 Jan 2016 description
report World Bank

Even before Hurricane Joaquin’s catastrophic flooding of South Carolina in October, the storm had hit ten islands of The Bahamas with brute force. On Crooked Island, 85 percent of the homes were destroyed. Over 36 hours, the storm rested menacingly over the islands, closing airports as well as destroying communications and electrical infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Environment and Housing in Nassau.

A platform to improve resilience in the Caribbean

29 Dec 2015 description

Petrocaribe: 10 años fortaleciendo la seguridad alimentaria del Caribe y Centroamérica

Nueva publicación analiza las principales lecciones del acuerdo de integración regional que ha sostenido más de un centenar de programas.

29 Dec 2015 description

Países caribeños de CARICOM muestran progreso en el cumplimiento de los objetivos globales de hambre, según la FAO

Subalimentación en el Caribe disminuyó de 8,1 millones en 1990-92 a 7,5 millones en 2014-16.

23 Dec 2015 description

Caribbean CARICOM countries show progress in meeting global hunger targets, according to FAO report

Undernourishment in the Caribbean declined from 8.1 million in 1990-92 to 7.5 million in 2014-16. Three Caribbean Community countries – Barbados, Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines –met both the World Food Summit (WFS) hunger reduction goal set in 1996 and the hunger reduction target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed upon in 2000.

23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

28 Oct 2015 description

El presente documento entrega un panorama mensual sobre la situación de los precios de alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe. Mediante el monitoreo de la información oficial de los países de la región, se busca entregar una alerta sobre los potenciales impactos que un alza de los precios de los alimentos puede generar sobre el bienestar de los hogares más pobres y vulnerables de la región, dado que son quienes destinan una proporción importante de sus ingresos al consumo de alimentos.