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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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St Vincent Relief

This week Cayman Islands Civil Servants donated almost $1,000 towards the continued relief of St Vincent and the Grenadines, whose people experienced traumatic loss of life and homes during landslides last December. (Centre) Governor Helen Kilpatrick presented the funds during a photo op today (Friday, 28 March 2014)

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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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Saint Lucia + 1 other
Eastern Caribbean Islands Rebuilding from Flash Floods

World Bank

Washington, March 21, 2014 – More than 30,000 people affected by the December 2013 flash floods in the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia will start recovering and regaining access to markets, water and electricity through an extra US$36 million approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors under the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window.

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CCRIF Semiannual Report June-November 2013


This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2013, is for the first two quarters of the 2013/2014 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this six-month period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

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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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A wet Christmas to end the year in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean -

By: Rendal Allen St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society Communications Officer.

On 24 December, 2013, Christmas eve, some of the islands of the Lesser Antilles; Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were hit by torrential rains spurred by a low level system passing over the region.

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OECS Agriculture Task Force assists Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in disaster recovery effort

OECS Secretariat, Castries, St. Lucia, January 31st 2014–In response to the damage sustained by the agricultural and rural sectors as a result of the December 24th 2013 weather system that affected the Windward Islands, an OECS agriculture task force has embarked on a support mission to Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Rapid Assessment Report for St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prepared by Regional Health Response Team

Flooding occurred on 24thDecember, 2013 as a result of 3.11 inches (79.22mm) at E.T. Joshua Airport, as reported by the Met Office. 9 persons have been confirmed dead and 3 are missing. 50,000 people are without water. The government declared a Level 2 disaster.

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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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Additional Relief Supplies Scheduled To Arrive At The E.T. Joshua Airport Today, Monday 27th January

Additional relief supplies are scheduled to arrive at the E.T. Joshua Airport today, Monday 27th January for persons affected by the December 2013 floods.

The supplies will be transported by an American aircraft and are expected to arrive at about 1:30 p.m.

This follows the arrival at the Kingstown Port of 20 tons of humanitarian supplies aboard the Dumont D’urville, a vessel of the Armed Forces of the French West Indies.

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OAS Contributes to Eastern Caribbean Countries Affected by the Christmas Storm

The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Inter-American Emergency Aid Fund (FONDEM), today made a contribution to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Dominica to help in the efforts to recover from the effects of the torrential rains and flooding on Christmas Day.

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OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service donates medicines to affected OECS Member States

OECS Secretariat, Castries, St. Lucia, January 17th 2014 - The OECS/PPS has activated its disaster fund to assist St Vincent and the Grenadines with $60,000, and St Lucia with $75,000 to purchase essential medicines in the aftermath of the trough system on 24th December 2013.

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Representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Describe Effects of Torrential Rains over Christmas and Appeal for International Assistance

The Permanent Representatives of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica to the Organization of American States (OAS) described and gave dramatic details about the damages that resulted from the intense torrential rains that fell over Christmas on the Eastern Caribbean nations, and made a call for international aid to help in the process of recovery, during a press conference offered today at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington DC.

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Morocco Sends Humanitarian Aid To CARICOM Countries Hit By Torrential Rainfall

In conformity with the instructions by HM King Mohammed VI and as part of Morocco's active solidarity with friendly countries of the CARICOM, Morocco decided to send humanitarian aid for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and the Commonwealth of Dominica which were hit lately by intense rainfall that caused important damages.

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Rapid Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) December 24-25, 2013 Floods

This Rapid Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) provides a summary of the sectors affected by the heavy rains and devastating floods that occurred on December 24 and 25, 2013 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The DaLA focuses particularly on infrastructure damages and losses in order to inform the country's recovery, reconstruction and financial planning. It also includes short and medium term recommendations designed to further incorporate disaster risk management into land use and physical planning decision-making processes.

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Government Orders Over Four Million Dollars Worth Of Building Materials From Jamaica

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has ordered over four million dollars worth of building materials from Jamaica to repair houses that were damaged during the low level trough system that occurred on 24th December 2013.

This was announced by Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at a media conference on Monday 6th January.

The Prime Minister said that over four hundred houses were damaged during the torrential rains. He also said that the local galvanize factories have given a commitment to credit the Government over two million dollars.

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Two Hundred And Twenty-Two Persons Remain In Seven Shelters Across The Country

Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, said that there are two hundred and twenty-two persons in seven shelters across the country.

He said that the Government will be transferring one hundred thousand dollars to the Housing and Land Development Company to carry out repair work on the buildings that will be used as shelters.

The Prime Minister also said that the response from governments and agencies throughout the region and internationally has been encouraging.

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Close of relief operations for St Lucia and St Vincent

Tue, 2014-01-14 11:06 | Keithon Maurice

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) wishes to express its gratitude to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, volunteers, private sector entities, NGOs and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago who have demonstrated extreme selflessness and generosity over the last month. Citizens across the country answered the call to provide aid to our Caribbean neighbours in St Lucia and St Vincent who were devastated by flooding during the 2013 Christmas Season.