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14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

16 Nov 2009 description

The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Fund announces the third call for project proposals. Grants will be made on a competitive basis to support small-scale projects at the community level that deliver measurable results in natural disaster risk reduction and/or in the reduction of the negative impacts of climate change. Projects may range in duration from a few months to two years in maximum duration.

Priority will be given to projects in the $25,000 to $75,000 CDN range.

31 Aug 2009 description

You never know what will make an impression on someone, or what they will remember.

Two years ago, my supervisor, Holly Inurreta, sat through a hurricane in Jamaica. Before the winds had died down and before the rains had subsided, she was on the phone to our partners - the local organizations with which CRS works - looking to get out into the communities and make plans for response.

13 Aug 2009 description

KINGSTON (JIS): The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is strengthening its capacity to contribute more significantly to the country's disaster risk reduction efforts.

Director of Sustainable Development and Regional Planning at the PIOJ, Claire Bernard, said that the agency has introduced a sustainable development planning model known as Threshold 21(T21), and is pursuing the creation of a national spatial plan, which will guide and safeguard developments islandwide against the impact of natural disasters, particularly storms and hurricanes.

She was speaking at a …

05 Aug 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 TC-2007-000135

Period covered by this Final Report: 14 December 2007 to 30 June 2008; the final financial report reflects additional bookings made in the first six months of 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,927,000 (USD 2,685,321 or EUR 1,876,282).

Final Appeal coverage: 98%;

Appeal history:

- A Preliminary Appeal was launched on 22 August 2007 for CHF 1,591,000 (USD 1,321,429 or EUR 964,942) for 6 months to assist 35,000 beneficiaries (7,000 families).

10 Jul 2009 description

In response to the announcement that leaders of the Major Economies Forum had agreed to hold rising temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) today reaffirmed its call for short- and medium-term targets that would limit increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Addressing a Headquarters press conference on climate change, Dessima M.

01 Jun 2009 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008 of a two-year planning and appeal Process

In brief

Goal: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

21 Apr 2009 description

Over 45 Government Departments and agencies gathered at the George Town Hospital Conference room on Wednesday, April 15th for a workshop on Hazard Management Plan Development. The planning session was led by Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) Director, Dr. Barbara Carby. HMCI Deputy Director McCleary Frederick gave an overview of the proposed disaster management legislation which, when passed into law, will require all Cayman Islands Government entities to develop such plans.


17 Apr 2009 description
report American Red Cross

By Abi Weaver, International Communications, American Red Cross

Friday, April 17, 2009 - Every day, thousands of people travel across the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California.

17 Dec 2008 description
report European Commission

Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Yves Jégo, the French Minister for Overseas Territories, signed yesterday an implementing agreement confirming the granting of almost €13 million in aid to Martinique and Guadeloupe, following the damage caused by Hurricane Dean in August 2007.

17 Dec 2008 description
report European Commission


Bruxelles, le 17 décembre 2008 - La Commissaire européenne à la politique régionale, Danuta Hübner, et le Secrétaire d'Etat français chargé de l'Outre-Mer, Yves Jégo, ont signé hier un accord de mise en œuvre, confirmant l'octroi de près de 13 millions d'euros à la Martinique et à la Guadeloupe, suite aux dégâts causés par l'ouragan Dean en août 2007.

09 Dec 2008 description

Dear CDM participants, colleagues and friends,

It is an honor and great pleasure to be here in Barbados with all of you.

On behalf of the ISDR system may I thank you for the opportunity to attend this Conference, which has become the key annual event for those working on disaster issues in the Caribbean region.

I usually prepare a long statement providing more information, which you will get hopefully in hard copy, this time coupled with the PPT presentation, pointing at key issues.

08 Dec 2008 description
report World Relief


World Relief responds directly to the world's most complex humanitarian crises.

Darfur, Sudan

World Relief's response focuses on the communities of Um Tagouk, Azirni and Sanidadi in war-torn West Darfur:

In 2008, World Relief's feeding centers provided nourishing food - plumpynut and corn soya blend - to thousands of vulnerable children under 5 and their mothers.

Two health clinics supported by World Relief in Um Tagouk and Sanidadi provided essential medical services for thousands of people; a World Relief doctor and public health expert …

31 Oct 2008 description

GLIDE n=B0 TC-2007-000135

Period covered by this Final Report: 14 December 2007 to 30 June 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,927,000 (USD 2,685,321 or EUR 1,876,282).

29 Oct 2008 description

Patricia Weiss Fagen, Georgetown University

HPG Working Paper

1. Introduction

1.1. Latin America and the Caribbean region

Throughout its history the region that encompasses Latin America and the Caribbean - from Mexico south and to the east - has been among the most disaster prone in the world: Volcanoes, earthquakes, droughts and floods - the last, a consequence of the El Niño phenomenon and yearly cycles of major tropical storms widely believed to have been intensified by global warming.

11 Sep 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008

In brief

Programme purpose: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Programme summary: The first half of 2008 was an extremely busy year for …

10 Sep 2008 description
report European Commission

The European Commission today proposed to grant aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) amounting to EUR 12.78 million in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, which caused severe damage in the French Antilles islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in August 2007. The aid will contribute to the costs of emergency measures such as rescue services, the clean-up of disaster-stricken areas, and the restoration of basic infrastructure.

Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy and the Solidarity Fund, conveyed her sympathy to those affected by the disasters.

10 Sep 2008 description
report European Commission


Bruxelles, le 10 septembre 2008 - Fonds de solidarité de l'Union européenne : la Commission propose une aide de 12,8 millions d'euros pour la Martinique et la Guadeloupe après le passage de l'ouragan Dean

La Commission européenne a proposé aujourd'hui d'allouer une aide de 12,78 millions d'euros provenant du Fonds de solidarité de l'Union européenne (FSUE), après le passage de l'ouragan Dean, qui a causé d'importants dégâts en août 2007 dans deux îles des Antilles françaises : la Martinique et la Guadeloupe.