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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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Burundi + 27 others
OFID’s Governing Board approves fresh funding in its 146th session - Funds to benefit over 30 countries worldwide

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

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Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - Octubre - Diciembre 2013

Producción de cereales de América Latina y el Caribe creció 8.8% en 2013

La producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe creció 8,8% en 2013, hasta alcanzar las 221,4 millones de toneladas, señaló hoy la FAO

24 de febrero de 2014 - La producción de cereales en América Latina y el Caribe creció 8,8% en 2013, hasta alcanzar las 221,4 millones de toneladas, señaló hoy la FAO.

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Suriname prepares to establish a new Land Search and Rescue Program

Paramaribo, Suriname, January 31, 2014 (CDEMA, NCCR) – A nine (9) day search and rescue training is currently underway at the Sgt. 1 Martowidjojo Kazerne (‘Concordia’) Training Base of the National Army, Suriname.

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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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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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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.

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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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Boletín de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional - julio - septiembre 2013

Informe del trimestre julio-septiembre de la FAO destaca también el positivo balance del comercio agroalimentario regional y analiza las cuatro dimensiones de la seguridad alimentaria en el periodo.

Santiago de Chile, 18 de noviembre de 2013 – El trimestre julio-septiembre de 2013 acabó con buenas señales para la seguridad alimentaria de América Latina ay el Caribe, señaló hoy la Oficina Regional de la FAO.

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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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Suriname: 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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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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Ill-prepared Suriname faces worsening flooding

Author: Marvin Hokstam

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Trash-clogged drainage canals, growing development in low-lying areas and increasingly extreme weather are adding up to worsening flooding in Suriname.

Last month, Suriname was lashed by heavy rains – nearly double the usual rainfall for the period - that led to evacuations and crop and livestock losses as floodwater rapidly overflowed the country’s waterways.

Read the full report on AlertNet.

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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
PAHO/WHO to support Guyana and Suriname in studies of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT)

Guyana and Suriname have announced they will carry out new studies to confirm whether anti-malarial treatments are losing their effectiveness in their populations, as suggested by preliminary data collected by the two countries.

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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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World + 7 others
Boletín de Agricultura Familiar para América Latina y el Caribe, Enero - Marzo 2013

El 2013 es un año particularmente importante: celebramos el Año Internacional de la Quinua (AIQ), y comenzamos formalmente los preparativos del Año Internacional de la Agricultura Familiar (AIAF) 2014. Quinua y agricultura familiar van de la mano: ambas pueden contribuir de manera sustancial a combatir el hambre, pero ambas requieren, para desplegar su enorme potencial, de inversión.

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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.