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23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

20 Nov 2015 description

Author: Rajiv Amar Jalim

As unusually heavy rainfall battered Trinidad's east coast a year ago, a lagoon here was overwhelmed, flooding a major access road to the island’s south-eastern communities. As the flood waters poured over Manzanilla beach, they washed sand away, caved in sections of road and collapsed a seawall at a tourist beach facility. Further damages were also incurred with the flooding of homes and agricultural plots.

04 Nov 2015 description

GENEVA, 4 November 2015 - Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have teamed up to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other countries that are on the front line of climate change.

28 Oct 2015 description

El presente documento entrega un panorama mensual sobre la situación de los precios de alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe. Mediante el monitoreo de la información oficial de los países de la región, se busca entregar una alerta sobre los potenciales impactos que un alza de los precios de los alimentos puede generar sobre el bienestar de los hogares más pobres y vulnerables de la región, dado que son quienes destinan una proporción importante de sus ingresos al consumo de alimentos.

22 Oct 2015 description

New York – Trinité-et-Tobago a versé 1 million de dollars US pour soutenir le processus électoral en cours en Haïti lors d'une cérémonie aujourd'hui, réaffirmant ainsi un engagement fort pour la consolidation démocratique du pays, essentielle pour la stabilisation et le développement durable.

09 Oct 2015 description

This paper is the third in a series of five reports on workshops designed to broadcast and replicate good practices for urban refugee programmes. The workshops are the result of the Building Communities of Practice for Urban Refugees project funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM). A workshop has taken place in each of the five geographic regions. In addition to the workshops, there will be a roundtable event in a particular city in each region.

09 Oct 2015 description

October 09, 2015: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has pledged TT $5 million in construction material to the Dominican relief effort.

This according to Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie at the post cabinet media briefing in Port of Spain on Thursday.

Cuffie said that after a discussion with the Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley held last week, the decision to held Dominica was made.

Cuffie told the Express that the amount was approved last week Thursday and confirmed this week.

07 Oct 2015 description

New UN Report Details Ecosystem Services of Almost One Billion Dollars Annually in Four Pilot Countries

ProEcoServ assessed ecosystem services such as water, soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination in South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam and Chile

08 Sep 2015 description

The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the deposit of 6 to 8 inches of rain in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.

04 Sep 2015 description


Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group for Disaster Management (ECDPG/DM) The Eastern Caribbean Development Partners Group for Disaster Management (ECDPG/DM) met on Thursday, September 4, 2015 to discuss and provide updates on the humanitarian response to Dominica. Key updates from the meeting are as follows:

CARICOM Secretariat

31 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: CDEMA CU continues to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism to moblise support to Dominica.


30 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.


29 Aug 2015 description

Message: Damage assessment ongoing in Dominica. Response priorities continue to focus on search, rescue and recovery and getting relief supplies to victims.


Tropical Storm Erika became the fifth named storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season on August 24, 2015. Erika began impacting the CDEMA Participating States from Wednesday, August 26 and degenerated to a trough of low pressure on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

13 Aug 2015 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 13, 2015 – The 16 Caribbean member governments of CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) completed their catastrophe insurance portfolios for 2015/2016. All 16 Caribbean members renewed their hurricane policies; all 13 that had earthquake policies renewed those; and 12 obtained excess rainfall coverage – an increase of 4 over the 8 countries that purchased excess rainfall policies for the first time last year.

06 Aug 2015 description

Inflación alimentaria en ALC ha mantenido una tendencia a la baja desde abril

En junio de 2015, la inflación alimentaria de América Latina y el Caribe alcanzó 0,7%.

06 de agosto, Santiago de Chile – En junio la inflación alimentaria mensual en América Latina y el Caribe fue de 0,7 %, disminuyendo 0,1 puntos porcentuales respecto a mayo, manteniendo una tendencia a la baja en los últimos tres meses.

24 Jul 2015 description

Message: Changed Alert Level at Kick ‘em Jenny Submarine Level – Orange Alert

16 Jul 2015 description

UNDP & UN-OHRLLS Discussion Paper

Written by Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance

Executive Summary

09 Jun 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Kenton X. Chance

El agricultor de la isla caribeña de Santa Lucía, Anthony Herman esperaba recuperar el año próximo parte de lo que perdió cuando 70 por ciento de su cultivo de castaña de cajú se marchitó y murió bajo el abrasador sol del sur del Caribe. Pero le clima le tenía preparada otra sorpresa.