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CCRIF Semiannual Report June-November 2013

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2013, is for the first two quarters of the 2013/2014 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this six-month period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

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Epidemiological Update - Chikungunya Fever 21 February 2014

Situation summary

To date, ten countries and territories in the Region of the Americas have recorded autochthonous cases of chikungunya infection: Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin (French), Sint Maarten (Dutch) and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition, an imported case has been recorded in Aruba. See figure below.

With the confirmation of cases of autochthonous transmission in French Guyana, chikungunya virus has now been recorded in South America.

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World + 15 others
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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Haiti + 33 others
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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Saint Kitts and Nevis: 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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Haiti + 9 others
CCRIF March - May 2013 Quarterly Report

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 March – 31 May 2013, is the report for the final quarter of the 2012/2013 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this quarter towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

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Saint Lucia + 11 others
Caribbean Looks at Financial Approach to Combat Climate Change

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 15 2013 (IPS) - The Caribbean has the unenviable reputation as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, a situation exacerbated by climate change and vulnerability that experts warn could have significant economic consequences if unaddressed.

As a result, a comprehensive strategy to build Caribbean resilience ought to include adaptation to the effects of climate change, Warren Smith, president of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the region’s premier lending institution, has suggested.

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Guatemala + 30 others
Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Enero - Marzo 2013

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe, continúa fortaleciendo su compromiso político con la erradicación del hambre: la Primera Cumbre de la CELAC, celebrada en Santiago de Chile a comienzos de 2013, sirvió para reafirmar este compromiso con la promoción de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en los países de la región.

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World + 2 others
OFDA Boletín del mes de Mayo 2013

USAID/OFDA se prepara para la temporada de huracanes

USAID/OFDA, está realizando numerosas preparaciones para asegurar que todos los aspectos de sus mecanismos de respuesta estén en orden para la próxima temporada de huracanes de la Cuenca del Atlántico (1 de junio al 30 de noviembre). Los meteorológos están prediciendo una temporada activa este año.

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Haiti + 14 others
FAO y Gobierno de Chile se asocian para apoyar a los países del Caribe a mejorar su Seguridad Alimentaria

Esta alianza busca asistir a los países miembros del CARICOM, para hacer operativa la Agencia Caribeña de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad Alimentaria (CAHFSA).

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Haiti + 37 others
Successful Caribbean test demonstrates progress in regional tsunami readiness

Over 44,000 people from 30 Members States and 15 of the territories* in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions participated in the second full scale regional tsunami exercise held on March 20, 2013.

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Haiti + 36 others
Full-scale test today of Caribbean tsunami warning system

Thirty-two countries* will participate in a full-scale tsunami alert exercise in the Caribbean on 20 March 2013. The goal is to test the reaction capacity in countries of the Caribbean and adjacent regions, including the East Coast of Canada and the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda. The exercise was organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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Jamaica + 6 others
CCRIF News, January 2013

In this issue

  • Memorandum of Understanding with UWI-SRC

  • World Bank Implementation Completion and Results Report on CCRIF

  • Work Programmes with Regional Organisations

  • CCRIF Technical Assistance Programme

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Haiti + 13 others
CCRIF Semiannual Report 1 June – 30 November 2012

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2012, is the first semiannual report, covering the first six months in the 2012/2013 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

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Haiti + 21 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) DIPECHO Caribbean (CHO/DIP/BUD/2013/94000) - Last update 23/10/2012 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000

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Jamaica + 7 others
New partnership to improve mitigation of risk from earthquakes in the Caribbean

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, November 9, 2012 – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of The University of the West Indies have entered into a partnership to enhance the Accelerometric Network in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica in order to strengthen the evaluation and mitigation of seismic risk across the region.

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National Disaster mechanisms boosted with ERC project support

Government of BVI (GIS), BVI, October 29th, 2012 - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit, with financial support from the Enhancing Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability in the Caribbean Region (ERC) Project is hosting a stakeholders meeting to discuss the data needs for the DEWETRA Platform and how it can be used within the Caribbean context.

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Grenada + 8 others
Caribbean Islands Brace for Challenges of Climate Change

By Desmond Brown

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Sep 26 2012 (IPS) - Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas remembers how quiet – even uneventful – this tiny twin-island federation was for the first four decades of his life.

But over the past 10 years, St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as the rest of the Caribbean, have seen radical climatic shifts. There is no question in Douglas’s mind that these changes are the direct results of climate change.

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Disaster management planning - A critical investment for Caribbean communities Issue 1, 2012

Effective disaster management not only reduces rebuilding cost and ensures the continued operation of Caribbean countries in the event of disaster, but enhances the quality of life for our citizens.

Disaster management planning is therefore A critical investment for all Caribbean communities. This was strongly emphasized by Ms Velda Octave-Joseph, CDEMA’s Community Disaster Management Specialist who provides support to Participating States to strengthen disaster resilience at the community level.