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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.

07 Sep 2015 description

Bridgetown, 7 September 2015 -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD, or FIDA by its Spanish acronym) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to tackle the growing level of youth unemployment in the Caribbean.

07 Sep 2015 description

Bridgetown, 07 de septiembre de 2015 - El Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) y la Organización para la Agricultura y la Alimentación de las Naciones Unidas (FAO) han unido sus fuerzas para hacer frente al creciente nivel de desempleo de los jóvenes del Caribe.

04 Sep 2015 description

OECS Commission, Castries Saint Lucia 03/09/15 -The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is in final preparations to host its fifth climate change seminar, which is to be held under the theme: Strengthening the Environment and Building Resilience to Climate Change in OECS Member States”.

The seminar will take place at the Conference Room of the Verandah Resort and Spa in St Phillips, Antigua from September 9-10 2015.

03 Sep 2015 description

On Sunday, August 30th, Hon. Nickolas Steele, Minister of Health, led a delegation to Dominica, following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika. The delegation included the Minister, a Pathologist and three senior police officers.

The trip to Dominica was made by sea, using a private vessel, which carried water and non-perishable food.

The Government of Grenada expresses sincere gratitude to RUBIS for its contribution of fuel towards the mission in the value of $12,300.00.

02 Sep 2015 description

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, September 01, 2015 -GIS: Grenada’s Health Minister Nickolas Steele has assured Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Grenada’s commitment to help his country rebuild following devastation by Tropical Storm Erika.

Steele was among the first ministerial delegation from any country to arrive in Roseau following the devastation.

He arrived Sunday as head of a delegation which included Deputy Commissioner of Police Franklin Redhead, an engineer and a pathologist.

31 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: CDEMA CU continues to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism to moblise support to Dominica.


30 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.


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.

25 Jul 2015 description

• The submarine volcano Kick ' em Jenny, located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, near the island of Grenada, emitted a strong, continuous signal of activity on 23 July, between 5.25 and 7.00 UTC. Its seismic activity had increased since 11 July, according to the Seismic Research Centre of the University of West Indies.

24 Jul 2015 description

Message: Changed Alert Level at Kick ‘em Jenny Submarine Level – Orange Alert

16 Jul 2015 description

UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper

Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance

Executive Summary

02 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • How Surveillance Works

  • Containing a Polio Outbreak: Horn of Africa and Central Africa

  • Review of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan

  • Global Voices in Support of Polio Eradication

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.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Kenton X. Chance

El agricultor de la isla caribeña de Santa Lucía, Anthony Herman esperaba recuperar el año próximo parte de lo que perdió cuando 70 por ciento de su cultivo de castaña de cajú se marchitó y murió bajo el abrasador sol del sur del Caribe. Pero le clima le tenía preparada otra sorpresa.

03 Jun 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

CASTRIES, Jun 2 2015 (IPS) - St. Lucian farmer Anthony Herman was hoping that next year he’d manage to recoup some of the losses he sustained after 70 per cent of his cashew crop withered and died in the heat of the scorching southern Caribbean sun.

But on June 1, the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season which coincides with the rainy season, the 63-year-old man, who has been farming for four decades, received “frightening” news about weather conditions in the region over the next year or so.

27 May 2015 description

ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, May 26, 2015 - GIS: The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will join together with several other entities and spearhead a National Clean up exercise on June 5, 6 & 7, 2015.

This activity comes at the beginning of the 2015 Hurricane season and is being conducted in an effort to encourage citizens to participate in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities.

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.