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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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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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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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Dominica + 5 others
Caribbean Sees Worrying Rise in Climate-Sensitive Diseases

ROSEAU, Dominica, Jan 20 2014 (IPS) - Caribbean countries, struggling to emerge from a slump in exports and falling tourist arrivals brought on by the worldwide economic crisis that began five years ago, have one more thing to worry about in 2014.

Dominica’s chief medical officer, Dr. David John, said climate change and its effects are taking a toll on the health of people in his homeland and elsewhere in the region.

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Puerto Rico (US): Location Map (2013)

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Haiti + 8 others
Tropical Cyclone Chantal (AL032013) Event Briefing

1 INTRODUCTION

On 7 July 2013, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on a tropical wave which later developed into Tropical Storm Chantal over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean moving speedily in a west-northwestward direction towards the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm warnings and watches were in effect for many of the islands of the Lesser Antilles.

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World + 14 others
Epidemiological Alert: Dengue, 13 November 2012

In preparation for the start of the season with the highest risk of dengue transmission due to rainy seasons and increased temperatures, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends Member States (especially those in the southern hemisphere) to implement their integrated preparedness and response mechanisms in order to prevent transmission and prevent dengue caused deaths.

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Haiti + 5 others
L'Union européenne alloue une aide d'urgence à la région des Caraïbes après le passage de l'ouragan Sandy

Bruxelles, le 8 Novembre 2012 - Suite à l'évaluation des besoins effectuée par les experts humanitaires de la Commission européenne sur le terrain, la Commission a alloué € 6.000.000, prenant effet immédiatement, afin de fournir une assistance aux victimes de l'ouragan Sandy qui a frappé les Caraïbes la semaine dernière.

"L'ouragan Sandy illustre l'intensité croissante des catastrophes naturelles auxquelles même les pays les mieux préparés comme les Etats-Unis, ne sont pas à l'abri", a déclaré Mme Kristalina Georgieva, commissaire de l'aide humanitaire.

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Haiti + 6 others
The EU gives €6 million for emergency aid in the Caribbean after Hurricane Sandy

Reference: IP/12/1190 Event Date: 08/11/2012

Brussels, 8 November 2012

In response to serious damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the European has released €6 million to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable population severely affected by the hurricane in the Caribbean.

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Salud reporta bajas en números notificados y por ciento de positividad en casos de dengue

San Juan, PR- Con optimismo y confiado en que las acciones tomadas para superar la situación de dengue en la Isla producen resultados alentadores, el secretario del Departamento de Salud, Lorenzo González Feliciano, reveló hoy que, según el último informe recibido del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas) se reflejan bajas en casos notificados así como el por ciento de los que se confirman como positivos en comparación con la última semana reportada.

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Secretario de Salud declara epidemia de dengue para la Isla

(Informa sobre nuevas acciones y urge a la población a cooperar en esfuerzo)

San Juan, PR- Luego de que el secretario de Salud, Lorenzo González Feliciano, discutiera la situación de dengue actual con el director de la División de Dengue del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), Dr. Harold Margolis, y reconociendo que hay un aumento en casos reportados y después de analizar las proyecciones para las semanas siguientes, la agencia declaró en la tarde de hoy epidemia de dengue para la Isla.

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Haiti + 9 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & The Caribbean - Year 5 - Volume 272

HIGHLIGHTS:

 HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical Storm Isaac caused flooding and landslides leaving 8 dead.

 VENEZUELA: More than 2,135 people were evacuated in the state of Sucre due to rains

 EL SALVADOR: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake caused alarm. No damage was reported

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Haiti + 9 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias América Latina & El Caribe - Año 5 - Volumen 272

DESTACADOS:

 TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: Tormenta Tropical Isaac causa inundaciones y deslaves dejando 8 muertos.

 VENEZUELA: Más de 2,135 personas fueron evacuadas en el Estado de Sucre por las lluvias.

 EL SALVADOR: Sismo de 6.7 grados causa alarma entre la población. No se reportan daños.

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Haiti + 2 others
Haiti hunkers down as Tropical Storm Isaac looms

08/24/2012 20:05 GMT

by Clarens Renois

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Aug 23, 2012 (AFP) - Tropical Storm gained power Friday as it roared toward Haiti with rains and high winds that could wreak havoc for people still living in makeshift shelters after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Rains had already begun lashing southern Haiti, and US forecasters said the storm could be near hurricane strength later Friday when it smacks the southern coast of Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic.

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Honduras + 1 other
Realizan conferencia en Tegucigalpa: guardia nacional de Puerto Rico fortalece cooperacion para prevenir desastres

Nota de Prensa No. 111-2012

Expertos de la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico realizan esta semana en Tegucigalpa un ciclo de conferencias sobre preparación para prevenir y mitigar desastres, así como la atención a emergencias, dirigido a miembros de las organizaciones de primera respuesta de Honduras, tanto civiles como militares. La capacitación es parte de las actividades auspiciadas por el Programa de Países Compañeros (State Partnership Program) de la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico

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World + 2 others
Let's be prepared for tsunami threat in Caribbean, Gulf

Technology and preparedness save lives and protect livelihoods. The recent earthquake off Indonesia provided a shining example. The Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System, coordinated through the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Commission(UNESCO-IOC), worked as it was designed following an 8.6 magnitude earthquake off northern Indonesia. Largely due to education programs, Indonesians living in coastal communities were able to mobilize and safely move to higher ground.

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Seven Months Later, Disaster Aid Surpasses $83.9 million

Release Number: 4017-057

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SAN JUAN, PR -- More than $83.9 million in grants for disaster aid has been approved to Puerto Rico to continue recovering from the heavy rains, flooding, landslides and mudslides left by Hurricane Irene, Government of Puerto Rico and federal officials announced today.

After seven months, disaster assistance provided includes: