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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.

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

10 Mar 2015 description

Introduction

The risk of a disaster can cause economic losses even before a disaster strikes. Investing in disaster resilience, therefore, can yield a ‘triple dividend’ by (1) avoiding losses when disasters strike; (2) unlocking development potential by stimulating innovation and bolstering economic activity in a context of reduced disaster-related background risk for investment; and (3) through the synergies of the social, environment and economic co-benefits of disaster risk management investments even if a disaster does not happen for many years.

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.

22 Jan 2015 description

Mensajes principales

  • En noviembre la inflación alimentaria en América Latina y el Caribe fue de 1%, levemente superior a la tasa de 0,9% registrada en el mes previo. Con lo anterior, se compensa en parte la desaceleración registrada en el mes de octubre y la ubica en un nivel similar al registrado en mayo del presente año.

24 Dec 2014 description

Kingston, Jamaica (December 18, 2014) – Habitat for Humanity, with funding from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA-USAID), will help three of the most vulnerable communities in Jamaica to create development plans and prepare for disaster risk reduction.

15 Dec 2014 description

First adaptation project approved under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

15 Dec 2014 description

Primer proyecto aprobado bajo el Programa Piloto de Adaptación a los Impactos del Cambio Climático

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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Executive Summary

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.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Desmond Brown

BAHÍA MORANT, Jamaica, 26 nov 2014 (IPS) - Mientras Jamaica sufre una de las peores sequías que haya conocido, especialistas sostienen que garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de los sectores más vulnerables es uno de los mayores desafíos planteados por el cambio climático.

27 Nov 2014 description

PREPARACIÓN PARA DESASTRES

Sociedades caribeñas de la Cruz Roja lanzan ‘app’ salvavidas gratis para riesgos múltiples

La población en todo el Caribe, ahora puede descargar una aplicación (“app”) gratis para teléfonos móviles, que les ayudará prepararse ante emergencias y mantenerse a salvo durante los desastres naturales, como huracanes, inundaciones y sismos.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

MORANT BAY, Jamaica, Nov 24 2014 (IPS) - As Jamaica struggles under the burden of an ongoing drought, experts say ensuring food security for the most vulnerable groups in society is becoming one of the leading challenges posed by climate change.

04 Nov 2014 description

Inflación mensual de alimentos de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó 1.2% en septiembre

El aumento de 0,4 puntos porcentuales respecto a agosto llevó la inflación alimentaria regional a uno de los valores más altos en lo que va del año

Santiago de Chile, 3 de noviembre de 2014 – La inflación alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe ha aumentado de forma continua desde junio, alcanzando 1.2% en septiembre, uno de los valores más altos en lo que va de 2014, señaló hoy la FAO.

03 Nov 2014 description

Corruption is a fundamental issue that afflicts the everyday lives of the very poorest and thwarts global efforts to lift countries out of poverty. DFID recognises corruption as a critical development challenge and seeks to tackle it through direct and indirect activities. DFID has shown leadership on important activities at the global level to tackle corruption. It has shown promising intention to establish a new strategy on tackling corruption and some programming to meet that strategy, although it is only in its very early stages.

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.

30 Oct 2014 description

October 30, 2014 by Jim Stipe

A youth program in Jamaica called St. Patrick’s Rangers enables teens to give back to their community by helping neighbors prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters before they strike, and also helping families rebuild after a disaster happens. Run by Catholic Relief Services and the St. Patrick Foundation, with generous funding from USAID, the program is making a real difference in people’s lives. This video tells the story of a man named Bull, who lost everything in Hurricane Ivan.