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World + 30 others
Participation record pour l’exercice d’alerte au tsunami dans les Caraïbes

L’exercice d’alerte au tsunami qui s’est déroulé le 26 mars dans les Caraïbes a connu une participation sans précédent comparée aux tests effectués en 2011 et 2013. Organisé sous les auspices de la Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) de l’UNESCO, cet exercice montre l’implication des pays concernés et la prise de conscience de la menace que représentent les tsunamis dans la région.

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World + 30 others
Record participation in Caribbean tsunami warning exercise

The level of participation in the tsunami warning exercise that took place on 26 March in the Caribbean was unprecedented, compared with similar exercises in 2011 and 2013. Organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), it reflects the commitment of the countries concerned and a growing awareness of the tsunami threat in the region.

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World + 30 others
Récord de participación en el simulacro de alerta de tsunamis en el Caribe

El ensayo de alerta de tsunami que se desarrolló el 26 de marzo en el Caribe obtuvo una participación sin precedentes comparado con otros que se habían desarrollado en 2011 y 2013. Organizado bajo los auspicios de la Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental (COI) de la UNESCO, el ensayo muestra la implicación de los países concernidos y la toma de conciencia respecto a la amenaza que representan los tsunamis en la región.

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Saint Lucia + 1 other
Eastern Caribbean Islands Rebuilding from Flash Floods

Report
World Bank

Washington, March 21, 2014 – More than 30,000 people affected by the December 2013 flash floods in the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia will start recovering and regaining access to markets, water and electricity through an extra US$36 million approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors under the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window.

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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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Pounds of Prevention: A Disaster Risk Reduction Story - Focus: Saint Lucia

Residents of Saint Lucia—an island of steep, volcanic hills rising sharply above the waters of the Eastern Caribbean—are vulnerable to many hazards, including hurricanes, rainstorms, landslides, erosion, floods, and earthquakes. These threats, exacerbated by development challenges, have inspired residents of Laborie Quarter, a district in southern Saint Lucia, to take action to prepare for and mitigate the potential effects of future disasters.

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A wet Christmas to end the year in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean -

By: Rendal Allen St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society Communications Officer.

On 24 December, 2013, Christmas eve, some of the islands of the Lesser Antilles; Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were hit by torrential rains spurred by a low level system passing over the region.

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Brazil + 5 others
Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Latin American and Caribbean Cities

Report
World Bank

The World Bank’s Disaster Risk and Urban Development Unit in the Latin American and Caribbean Region (LCR) piloted a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium sized cities (SMSC) in LCR. The initiative’s main objective was to support small and medium sized cities with their adaptation planning for floods and landslides, two of the most recurrent climate-related hazards in the region.

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OECS Agriculture Task Force assists Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in disaster recovery effort

OECS Secretariat, Castries, St. Lucia, January 31st 2014–In response to the damage sustained by the agricultural and rural sectors as a result of the December 24th 2013 weather system that affected the Windward Islands, an OECS agriculture task force has embarked on a support mission to Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Haiti + 10 others
The Caribbean: Better prepared to face disasters

31/01/2014 - The European Union is reaffirming its commitment towards disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean with the launch of the new Disaster Preparedness (DIPECHO) action plan 2013-2014. In total, €8.5 million have been earmarked for disaster preparedness and reducing the vulnerabilities related to natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis.

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OAS Contributes to Eastern Caribbean Countries Affected by the Christmas Storm

The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Inter-American Emergency Aid Fund (FONDEM), today made a contribution to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Dominica to help in the efforts to recover from the effects of the torrential rains and flooding on Christmas Day.

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OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service donates medicines to affected OECS Member States

OECS Secretariat, Castries, St. Lucia, January 17th 2014 - The OECS/PPS has activated its disaster fund to assist St Vincent and the Grenadines with $60,000, and St Lucia with $75,000 to purchase essential medicines in the aftermath of the trough system on 24th December 2013.

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Representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Describe Effects of Torrential Rains over Christmas and Appeal for International Assistance

The Permanent Representatives of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica to the Organization of American States (OAS) described and gave dramatic details about the damages that resulted from the intense torrential rains that fell over Christmas on the Eastern Caribbean nations, and made a call for international aid to help in the process of recovery, during a press conference offered today at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington DC.

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Morocco Sends Humanitarian Aid To CARICOM Countries Hit By Torrential Rainfall

In conformity with the instructions by HM King Mohammed VI and as part of Morocco's active solidarity with friendly countries of the CARICOM, Morocco decided to send humanitarian aid for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica which were hit lately by intense rainfall that caused important damages.

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Saint Lucia Continues to Receive Support

by Mrs. Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister

Saint Lucia continues to receive support in response to the Christmas Eve Trough.

In a letter dated January 6, 2014, the Resident Coordinator of the Office of the United Nations in Bridgetown, Barbados informed Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister that the United Nations had dispatched USD$51, 731.05 in aid to Saint Lucia. The supplies included water purification tablets, as well as medical equipment for the St. Jude Hospital and the Anse La Raye and Canaries Health Centres.

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Close of relief operations for St Lucia and St Vincent

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:06 | Keithon Maurice

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) wishes to express its gratitude to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, volunteers, private sector entities, NGOs and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago who have demonstrated extreme selflessness and generosity over the last month. Citizens across the country answered the call to provide aid to our Caribbean neighbours in St Lucia and St Vincent who were devastated by flooding during the 2013 Christmas Season.

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Haiti + 10 others
ECHO Factsheet Caribbean – January, 2014

Key messages

  • The Caribbean is prone to extreme natural phenomena. The hurricane season (June to November) affects thousands of people every year.

  • The European Union assists the concerned populations both in the aftermath of a disaster and with measures that increase the resilience of vulnerable communities to natural hazards.

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Return to Happiness

Fri, 2014-01-10 11:36 -- marcathian.alexander

Castries, Saint Lucia. January 9, 2014: Five hundred and fifty (550) children from age five to fourteen (5-14) will benefit from a psychological recovery programme facilitated by the Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment, UNICEF and the Ministry of Education.

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Saint Lucia + 1 other
Suriname Gives Support

Wed, 2014-01-08 15:21 -- marcathian.alexander
Office of the Prime Minister

The Government of the Republic of Suriname has responded to Saint Lucia’s call for assistance to deal with the effects of the Christmas Eve trough, which claimed six lives, left many homeless and damaged Infrastructure.