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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.

28 Jan 2015 description

Five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. With the help of the international community, Haiti has made significant advances. The U.S. post-earthquake strategy for Haiti focuses on four sector pillars designed to catalyze economic growth and build long-term stability. Carried out by a range of U.S. departments and agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S.

23 Jan 2015 description

This report is provided in response to the “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014” (P.L. 113-162) (“the Act”), which directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress no later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter through December 31, 2017, a report on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti. The requested report, prepared by the Department of State in cooperation with other U.S.

09 Jan 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 8, 2015

24 Dec 2014 description

Le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis fera don de 100 trousses de premiers secours au Département haïtien des pompiers au cours d’une cérémonie qui se tiendra demain 8 novembre à 11:00 am au quartier général de la Police Nationale d’Haiti (PNH). La cérémonie sera présidée par le Major Général Dabadie de la Garde Nationale de la Louisiane. Les fonds alloués pour l’acquisition de ces trousses proviennent du Bureau en charge des affaires relatives au Trafic International de Narcotique et au Renforcement de la Loi, en vue de renforcer la capacité de réaction en cas d’urgence.

01 Dec 2014 description

Cartagena +30
Thousands flee violence in Latin America

In December 2014, Latin America and the Caribbean will stake out a new course for the protection of the region’s displaced populations during the next decade. New displacement drivers require new regional measures.

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.

14 Nov 2014 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana
  • Se busca crear herramientas legales para agilizar el ingreso de asistencia humanitaria internacional a la nación afectada por un desastre de grandes magnitudes

  • Participan 14 expertos y representantes de países y Sociedades Nacionales de Cruz Roja

17 Oct 2014 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID provided nearly $986 million for emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations in the LAC region. Of the total, USAID’s Office of U.S.

06 Oct 2014 description
report Pulitzer Center


05 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

25 Aug 2014 description

08/25/2014 19:09 GMT

MIAMI, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - A Haitian migrant has died trying to reach the shores of Florida together with 19 others, the US Coast Guard said Monday.

Sixteen in the group made it ashore in the Florida town of Hillsboro Beach, located some 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Miami, spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said.

But one person was "found dead and another was taken to a local hospital," she added.

News reports said the deceased is a woman and that the group included children.

12 Aug 2014 description

De multiples embarcations clandestines bourrées de migrants-es haïtiens à destination des Etats-Unis sont devenues de plus en plus inquiétantes pour les responsables de la garde côtière américaine, à Miami, a rapporté la chaine de télévision américaine, NBC News, le 6 août 2014. Partant de la République Dominicaine pour arriver sur les rives de Porto Rico, ces passagers clandestins n’ont pas hésité à mettre en péril leur vie et même celle de leurs enfants qui voyagent avec eux.

11 Jul 2014 description

Geneva, 11 July 2014 (WMO) - Weather, climate and water-related disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development by years, if not decades. From 1970 to 2012, 8 835 disasters, 1.94 million deaths, and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of hazards such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, tropical cyclones and related health epidemics, according to a new report.

19 Jun 2014 description
report Redhum

América Central, 19 de Junio 2014
Fuente: La Prensa Libre

San Juan (EFE).- La chikungunya, una enfermedad parecida al dengue que se detectó por primera vez en América hace seis meses, ya ha causado 14 muertes y hay más de 4.500 casos confirmados y más de 165 mil sospechosos, en su gran mayoría en países caribeños. También, amenaza a Centroamérica, pues ya llegó a El Salvador.

29 May 2014 description

Before joining USAID, I never could have imagined the depth of passion that exists for our nation’s leadership in global development.

When I was sworn in, people often asked me if I was worried about the unpopularity of development. According to nearly every poll, Americans wanted to cut foreign aid. But over the last four years, I have seen how a new model of development that delivers meaningful results in a cost-effective way can inspire people from all walks of life.

16 Apr 2014 description


Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

04 Apr 2014 description


· Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.