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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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GIEWS Country Brief: Guyana 11-March-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Uncertain prospects for the 2014 rice crop

  • Rice exports in 2013/14 marketing year expected to increase

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Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Octubre - Diciembre 2013

Producción de cereales de América Latina y el Caribe creció 8.8% en 2013

La producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe creció 8,8% en 2013, hasta alcanzar las 221,4 millones de toneladas, señaló hoy la FAO

24 de febrero de 2014 - La producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe creció 8,8% en 2013, hasta alcanzar las 221,4 millones de toneladas, señaló hoy la FAO.

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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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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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GIEWS Country Brief: Guyana 07-January-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2013 reached a record high

  • Rice exports for 2013/14 marketing year expected to increase

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Christmas Storm Underlines Caribbean’s Vulnerability

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jan 7 2014 (IPS) - Guyanese President Donald Ramotar says the death and destruction caused by intense rainfall in three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries over the Christmas holidays is a sign that the region has no time to lose in fortifying its resiliance to climate change.

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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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Tormentas e inundaciones cocinan una sopa tóxica en el Caribe

Por Desmond Brown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 3 dic 2013 (IPS) - El manejo de las aguas servidas está ganando importancia en el Caribe, y se empiezan a notar los efectos que tienen en el delicado ambiente de esta región.

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Storms, Flooding Can Unleash a Toxic Soup

By Desmond Brown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30 2013 (IPS) - It’s a dirty, smelly business, but wastewater is gaining prominence across the Caribbean as countries from Jamaica in the west to Guyana in the south increasingly recognise its effects on the environment and the importance of improving its management.

Coordinator of the Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund Marlon Daniels told IPS that with the advent of climate change, protecting the environment has become more of a challenge for countries of the region.

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Health sector on alert for public health threats – in wake of flooding

Georgetown, GINA, November 27, 2013

An Emergency Medical Response Team has been established to address any public health threats that may arise as a result of the flooding in Georgetown and its environs. The heavy rainfall experienced over the early hours of today, was brought on by a shift in the inter-tropical Convergence Zone from its last position, to about six degrees north of the equator bringing it directly over Guyana’s Coast.

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Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - julio - septiembre 2013

Informe del trimestre julio-septiembre de la FAO destaca también el positivo balance del comercio agroalimentario regional y analiza las cuatro dimensiones de la seguridad alimentaria en el periodo.

Santiago de Chile, 18 de noviembre de 2013 – El trimestre julio-septiembre de 2013 acabó con buenas señales para la seguridad alimentaria de América Latina ay el Caribe, señaló hoy la Oficina Regional de la FAO.

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GIEWS Country Briefs: Guyana 15-November-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2013 Rice production forecast at new record high

  • Rice exports for 2013/14 marketing year expected to increase

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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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Impacto de los desastres en América Latina y el Caribe, 1990-2011

El nuevo informe de la UNISDR y la Corporación OSSO, analiza 22 años de tendencias y estadísticas sobre desastres en 16 países de América Latina y el Caribe (1990 al 2011).

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Guyana: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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GRDB introduces $25M programme to address paddy bug infestation

Georgetown, GINA, August 15, 2013

Rice farmers in several Regions – 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are faced with paddy bug infestation during this current crop, and to assist them to combat the infestation, the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture has initiated a $25M initiative to address the issue.

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Don du Cameroun et de Guyana aux personnes déplacées et aux réfugiés maliens

A la suite de l’appel lancé par le Secrétaire général de l’Organisation de la Coopération Islamique (OCI), le Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu en vue d’aider les personnes déplacées et les réfugiés maliens, les Gouvernements des Républiques du Cameroun et de Guyana ont fait des dons respectifs de 100.000 et de 10.000 dollars US, dans l’objectif d’alléger les souffrances des plus vulnérables et des moins nantis parmi le peuple malien qui ont été durement touchés par la crise actuelle qui secoue le pays.