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24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

10 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• In 2009, a $150,000 grant from GFDRR enabled the World Bank to galvanize over $200 million in disaster risk reduction investments in the Eastern Caribbean such as coastal protection, strengthening of schools and health clinics, improved drainage systems, and slope stabilization.

26 Feb 2015 description

Argentina – La OIM y el Gobierno de Argentina, en representación del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR), firmaron un memorando de entendimiento que permitirá una colaboración más estrecha en asuntos de interés común, tales como proyectos relacionados con la migración.

El memorando de entendimiento fue suscrito por el Director Regional de la OIM para América del Sur, Diego Beltrand, y el Director Nacional de Migraciones de Argentina, Martín Arias Duval. Argentina ocupaba la Presidencia Pro Tempore del MERCOSUR en diciembre de 2014, cuando se aprobó el acuerdo.

22 Jan 2015 description

Georgetown, GINA, January 21, 2015

10 Dec 2014 description
Reshumen ejecutivo

América Latina y el Caribe está muy cerca de lograr la meta de la Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación

La región ha avanzado un 92% hacia la meta de reducir a la mitad el número total de personas que sufre hambre, mientras que a nivel global sólo se ha avanzado 41%

10 Dec 2014 description
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Latin America and the Caribbean need final push to achieve World Food Summit Goal

Region has advanced 92 percent towards goal of halving the total number of people suffering from hunger

10 December 10 2014, Santiago, Chile - Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved 92 percent progress toward the the World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of people suffering hunger and final push is needed to fully achieve it, according to FAO's regional flagship report, the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security 2014, released today.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

03 Nov 2014 description

Forest Peoples Programme 31 October, 2014

The October 2014 issue of the FPP’s newsletter carries stories about forest rights and forest wrongs, as conflicting interests and approaches battle to decide the fate of the forests and forest peoples in different countries.

02 Nov 2014 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 31, 2014 (CDEMA) - Disaster Management in the Caribbean region is getting a boost with a 20 million euro grant from the European Union. The funding has been secured under the ACP-EU CARIFORUM Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme, which will be implemented over a five year period (2014-2019) by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Caribbean Development Bank and the Dominican Republic.

26 Oct 2014 description

Cayenne, France | AFP | dimanche 26/10/2014 - 11:23 GMT

La Guyane est passée en "phase d'épidémie" du chikungunya, une maladie infectieuse tropicale, depuis la mi-octobre, selon le directeur de l'agence régionale de santé (ARS) dans ce département français d'Amérique du Sud.

"Il y a une intensité accrue de l'épidémie avec une forte incidence dans l'Ouest" de la Guyane, a déclaré à l'AFP Christian Meurin, directeur de l'ARS.

23 Sep 2014 description
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Producción de cereales de América Latina y el Caribe se mantendrá alta a pesar de leve caída

Producción regional alcanzaría las 220 millones de toneladas para la temporada 2014/2015.

Santiago de Chile, 23 de septiembre de 2014 – Según los pronósticos de la FAO, la producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe en la temporada 2014/15 se mantendrá en un nivel alto, superando las 220 millones de toneladas, aunque será 1,4% menor que durante temporada anterior.

19 Sep 2014 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, Monday, September 16, 2014 (CDEMA) - On September 16th, 2014, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the Canadian Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) met at the Barbados Red Cross Society to review the key results, achievements and lessons of a 3-year community-based disaster risk reduction project (2011-2014) entitled ‘Caribbean Community Resilience to Disaster Risk’.

18 Sep 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Marianela Jarroud

SANTIAGO, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food security and has become the region with the largest number of countries to have reached the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of undernourished people.

09 Sep 2014 description

Since 2013, PAHO/WHO has been implementing an initiative on indigenous populations and disaster risk reduction. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the disaster risks and needs faced by indigenous populations, as well as their accumulated experience in building resilience to disasters, towards collaboratively developing culturally sensitive tools to reduce disaster risk and better protect health during and after disasters.

07 Aug 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for the 2014 rice crop

  • Rice exports in the 2014/15 marketing year expected to increase

23 Jun 2014 description
  1. Introduction

Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the regions most affected by violence and crime, but at the same time, has little available information about this problem. When data exist, it is not always presented in a comprehensive way, and usually suffers from reliability problems.

17 Jun 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond BrownKINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Jun 15 2014 (IPS) - A freak storm, followed by heavy floods in December 2013, will go down in history as the most destructive natural disaster to have hit the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with reported total damages and losses of at least 103 million dollars.