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.
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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.
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.
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.
Esta alianza busca asistir a los países miembros del CARICOM, para hacer operativa la Agencia Caribeña de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad Alimentaria (CAHFSA).
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.
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).
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 of …
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).