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Tropical Storm Gonzalo – Situation Report 1 as of 3.00p.m October 13, 2014


Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues to strengthen as it moves across the Northern Leeward Islands. At 2.00 pm today, October 13, 2014 Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the British Virgin Islands and a Hurricane Watch for Anguilla.


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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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Montserrat: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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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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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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GIS officers attend workshop on GIS and remote sensing in Cayman Islands

Tuesday, May 22 - The United Nations Development Programme for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), through its Regional Risk Reductive Initiative (R3i), is hosting a three-day capacity building workshop to train participants in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for disaster management, land use planning and development.

GIS Officers Kahrim Skelton of the Town and Country Planning Department and Dillon Robin from the Water and Sewerage Department are participating in the workshop which commenced on Monday in the Cayman Islands.

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Stakeholders design harmonized disaster risk reduction protocol

Monday, January 30 – Key governmental stakeholders met at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) on Friday 27th January, 2012, to assist in the design of a Harmonised Protocol to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into the national emergency management services of OECS states.

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Belize + 7 others
Situation Report #2 Tropical Depression Harvey leaves Belize as Tropical Storm Irene passes south of the Lesser Antilles and threatens Haiti (as of Sunday August 21, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST)

Message: Tropical Storm Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as it leaves Belize and moves across southern Yucatan. Tropical Storm Irene passes south of Saint Kitts and Nevis, threatens the Lesser Antilles as it moves towards Haiti (Hispaniola).


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En alerta el Caribe por Tormenta tropical Emily

La tormenta tropical Emily mantiene este martes en estado de alerta a las islas del Caribe, donde comienzan a sentirse las fuertes lluvias, las ráfagas y las inundaciones costeras.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanas de Estados Unidos (CNH) llamó a los países del área a mantenerse atentos, pues está previsto que el ciclón aumente su intensidad en las próximas 24 horas, reporta Prensa Latina.

De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Javier Serrano, Emily tiene vientos máximos sostenidos de 65 kilómetros por hora y se espera que aumente hasta los 97 entre este martes y el miércoles.

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Montserrat: Location Map (2010)


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Montserrat: NDPRAC Meeting Reduces Alert Level

The National Disaster Preparedness and Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) has taken a decision to reduce the volcanic alert level from level 4 to level 3 paving the way for the immediate reoccupation of Zone B.

Zone B includes Isles Bay, Waterworks, Parts of Old Towne and lower Happy Hill.

The decision was taken at an NDPRAC meeting on Tuesday February 23, 2010 at which the Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) revealed that the partial dome collapse on February 11, 2010 had significantly reduced the hazard and risk to Zone B.

Although the decision to allow reoccupance

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Increased activities at the Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat since mid December 2009 have caused the Hazard Level to rise to Level Four (4). This is the second highest level and covers over two-thirds of the island (see Fig. 1). On December 24, 2009 ash falls were experienced in the unrestricted access areas to the north of the island.

At 2:49 pm on Friday 8th January 2010 a large pyroclastic flow forming event occurred at Soufriere Hills volcano. A collapsing fountain of tephra, associated with ballistic fragments, was

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World + 9 others
Gap Analysis: Children and Climate Change in the Small Islands Development States (SIDS) of the Eastern Caribbean

Executive Summary

The UNICEF Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean commissioned this paper to report on (1) the burdens borne by children in the face of threats posed by environmental degradation, climate change and natural disasters, (2) the arrangements in place for mitigating these threats and (3) the relevance of programming on the environment on behalf of children in Small Island Development States (SIDS) in the Eastern Caribbean.

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Afghanistan + 46 others
Impacts of Climate Change coming faster and sooner: New science report underlines urgency for governments to seal the deal in Copenhagen

Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.

Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.