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01 May 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 30, 2016 (SKNIS): The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated EC $620,000 to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to help bring relief to consumers impacted by the ongoing drought-like condition.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

15 Apr 2016 description

FAO is supporting livelihoods resilience to threats, crises and climate change in thirteen countries in the Caribbean.

April 14th 2016, Santiago, Chile – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are developing a new programme to increase livelihoods resilience to threats and crisis and the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security.

12 Apr 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 11, 2016 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, recently stated that his Ministry along with the Ministry of Finance is doing all in its power to help citizens weather out the drought.

The minister stated that Mansion residents, including those living in Phillip’s Village, Molineux and Borryeau, have been greatly affected by the lack of rainfall.

25 Mar 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 24, 2016 (SKNIS): Minister of Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, has revealed that specific measures are being taken to address the drought situation in St. Kitts and Nevis, including several emergency projects.

Minister Liburd who is responsible for the Water Services Department outlined projects specific to Saddlers, Lodge and Cedar Grove.

16 Feb 2016 description

Several Participating States in the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system have been placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016. The drought situation remains a major concern for many countries due to the below-normal rainfall recorded during the previous dry and wet seasons, which resulted in a number of countries experiencing water shortages in 2015.

06 Jan 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 05, 2016 (SKNIS): Rainfall in December 2015 remained well below the traditional average for the period, and experts are warning residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to continue water conservation practices.

Elmo Burke, Senior Meteorological Officer based at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, reported that 1.89 inches of rainfall was recorded last month, which is about half of the 3.76 inches of rainfall recorded in the same period in 2014.

29 Dec 2015 description

Petrocaribe: 10 años fortaleciendo la seguridad alimentaria del Caribe y Centroamérica

Nueva publicación analiza las principales lecciones del acuerdo de integración regional que ha sostenido más de un centenar de programas.

29 Dec 2015 description

Países caribeños de CARICOM muestran progreso en el cumplimiento de los objetivos globales de hambre, según la FAO

Subalimentación en el Caribe disminuyó de 8,1 millones en 1990-92 a 7,5 millones en 2014-16.

24 Dec 2015 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 23, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister of State responsible for Health and Social Development, Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps has revealed that for the first time St. Kitts and Nevis will have a budgetary allocation for health disaster coordination in 2016.

This was revealed by the Senator during her presentation in support of the 2016 Budget debate on December 17, 2015. She said that the budgetary allocation for health disaster coordination is necessary to deal with certain crisis management needs of the Federation.

23 Dec 2015 description

Caribbean CARICOM countries show progress in meeting global hunger targets, according to FAO report

Undernourishment in the Caribbean declined from 8.1 million in 1990-92 to 7.5 million in 2014-16. Three Caribbean Community countries – Barbados, Guyana and St Vincent and the Grenadines –met both the World Food Summit (WFS) hunger reduction goal set in 1996 and the hunger reduction target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed upon in 2000.

23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

28 Oct 2015 description

El presente documento entrega un panorama mensual sobre la situación de los precios de alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe. Mediante el monitoreo de la información oficial de los países de la región, se busca entregar una alerta sobre los potenciales impactos que un alza de los precios de los alimentos puede generar sobre el bienestar de los hogares más pobres y vulnerables de la región, dado que son quienes destinan una proporción importante de sus ingresos al consumo de alimentos.

27 Sep 2015 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 24, 2015 (SKNIS)—Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, received rousing applause from the Dominican people for his government’s contribution of EC$ 1 million made to the Government and People of Dominica shortly after they were pummeled by Tropical Storm Erika that left a trail of unimaginable destruction with over twenty persons dead, persons unaccounted for, infrastructure destroyed, homes washed away and untold suffering.