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16 Aug 2015 description

Written by Gina Webmasters

Georgetown, GINA, August 14, 2015 The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in pursuing their mandate to ensure vulnerable communities become resilient to disasters, conducted training sessions at Orealla and Siparuta earlier this month.

Major Kester Craig, Training and Operations Officer of the CDC indicated that work is currently ongoing in those communities, with the intention of making them model communities for Community Based Disaster Risk Management

09 Aug 2015 description

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR) ha aprobado fondos de emergencia DREF para la operación de Cruz Roja Guyanesa como respuesta a las inundaciones ocurridas durante las lluvias que han afectado a ese país en el último mes. Los fondos serán destinados a la ayuda de 500 familias que han sido afectadas por estas inundaciones.

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.

02 Aug 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rainfall along Guyana’s coastal regions during the period of Wednesday, 15 July and Thursday, 16 July 2015 has resulted in increased water levels in rivers and canals. Regions #3 and #4 are the most affected regions with flooding in several communities, in yards and homes in some instances.

20 Jul 2015 description

In continuing their relief efforts, the NEOC continues to work around the clock to monitor and assess both the affected and vulnerable communities along with the conservancies. Additionally, the following relief efforts were coordinated by the NEOC, as at 17:00hrs on Saturday July 18th, 2015

Distribution of cleaning and sanitation items to Homestead of St. Vincent De Paul and the Chase’s Indigent Home for Senior citizens

18 Jul 2015 description

Georgetown, GINA, July 17, 2015

Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence along with a team from her Ministry continues to reach out to persons affected by the recent rainfall. A few communities were severely affected resulting in the need for persons to be relocated to temporary shelters. The Ministry of Social Protection is collaborating with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on this response as mandated by President David Granger and the Cabinet.

16 Jul 2015 description

UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper

Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance

Executive Summary

01 Jul 2015 description

Georgetown, high winds leaves a few people injured, tore off roofs, downed power lines, and other structures, and disrupted electricity supply. 10 communities in the capital were most affected by the storm that also brought heavy rains. (m: caribbean360).

21 Jun 2015 description

Written by Gina Webmasters

Georgetown, GINA, June 19, 2015

Over last night and today, excessive rainfall was experienced in some regions of Guyana, resulting in a few sections of Region Six, Region Four including Georgetown, and some areas in Region Five being inundated. The latter region was already facing flood in the upper reaches of the Mahaicony River.

21 Jun 2015 description

Georgetown, GINA, June 18, 2015

After receiving information about heavy rainfall and flooding in some sections of the Mahaicony Creek, Minister of Health Dr. George Norton along with a team of health workers today visited Mora Point, a Region Five community, and interacted with the residents, and advised of what precautions they must take in a flood situation.

The Ministry has collaborated with Food for the Poor to provide some form of relief to the residents of the affected areas. Food items along with clothing and some medication were distributed.

15 Jun 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

GEORGETOWN, 15 jun 2015 (IPS) - Guyana es el único país de la Comunidad del Caribe (Caricom) que goza de seguridad alimentaria, pero su alta y rápida variabilidad climática es un desafío para este país y para los vecinos que dependen de la producción agrícola de esta nación sudamericana.

La agricultura representa 32 por ciento del producto interno bruto (PIB) de Guyana, 37 por ciento de sus ingresos de divisas y emplea a un tercio de la población económicamente activa.

10 Jun 2015 description

Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.

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.

04 Jun 2015 description

Mr. David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure, just around noon today, announced that flood waters have almost totally abated all across Guyana. He noted that with the exception of the Mahaica-Mahaicony area, water accumulated during the early Sunday morning downpour, is almost totally drained.

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.