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20 Nov 2012 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000

21 Nov 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2012/157/LAC

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2011- Today the World Bank’s Board of Directors approved two loans totaling US$90 million for the Dominican Republic to enhance performance results in the social sector, which will benefit 600,000 low-income households, as well as improve the response capacity of key institutions in the management of future disasters.

03 Jun 2010 description

Appeal target: CHF 1,750,541 (EUR 1,199,000 or USD 1,528,857) to assist 52,995 beneficiaries.

Final Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

=B7     This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 1 November 2007 for CHF 785,000 (USD 677,308 or EUR 469,217) for six months to assist 15,000 beneficiaries.

=B7     A total of CHF 480,000 (USD 414,150 or EUR …

23 Apr 2010 description

Antecedentes

El Programa de Recuperación Post-desastre es un proyecto desarrollado por el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), que inició en septiembre de 2008, a partir de las devastaciones y daños causados por las tormentas Noel y Olga a su paso por la Rep=FAblica Dominicana.

El proyecto consiste en desarrollar acciones para lograr la recuperación y el mejoramiento de las condiciones de vida (empleo) de los habitantes de las provincias Duarte, Barahona y zonas aledañas, que seg=FAn estudios de la CEPAL fueron las zonas más afectadas por estos dos …

17 Feb 2010 description
report World Bank

Country and Sector Background

1. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 76 percent of its population of 9.6 million lives below the poverty line, with 56 percent in extreme poverty (2001 data). In recent decades, it has demonstrated a very high vulnerability to economic and social crises, as well as to numerous exogenous shocks, such as adverse natural events and commodity prices. In 2004, city of Gonaives was devastated by Hurricane Jeanne, which took more than 4,000 lives.

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.

16 Jun 2009 description

As the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction sets to work in Geneva and the hurricane season approaches, the European Commission's humanitarian aid office (ECHO), which reports to European Commissioner Louis Michel, has granted EUR 7 million for its 7th disaster‑preparedness action plan in the Caribbean. Priority will be given to the most vulnerable and exposed communities. About 300 000 people will benefit directly.

Since the programme was launched in …

09 Jun 2009 description

BONAO, Monseñor Nouel.- Con una inversión que supera los 189 millones de pesos, el presidente Leonel Fernández entregó este martes 322 apartamentos a los afectados de las tormentas Noel y Olga de los municipios de Bonao y Piedra Blanca, provincia Monseñor Nouel.

El mandatario cortó la cinta simbólica que dejó inaugurados los proyectos INVI Villa Progreso-Villa Liberación Bonao e INVI Villa Progreso-Piedra Blanca.

El Jefe de Estado entregó las primeras llaves a los beneficiarios del complejo habitacional de Piedra Blanca, quienes recibieron 114 apartamentos, 64 de ellos …

28 May 2009 description

Period covered by this Interim Final Report: 31 October to 28 February 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,750,541 (EUR 1,199,000 or USD 1,528,857) to assist 52,995 beneficiaries.

Final Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 1 November 2007 for CHF 785,000 (USD 677,308 or EUR 469,217) for six months to assist 15,000 beneficiaries.

15 May 2009 description

LA COMMISSION DES COMMUNAUTéS EUROPéENNES,

vu le traité instituant la Communauté européenne,

vu le règlement (CE) n=B0 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l'aide humanitaire(1), et notamment son article 2, et son article 15, paragraphe 2, considérant ce qui suit:

(1) La République d'Haïti sort d'une longue période d'instabilité politique.

(2) Les populations vulnérables sont victimes d'une situation extrême qui nécessite des interventions humanitaires dans les domaines de l'alimentation, de la santé, de l'eau, de l'assainissement et de …

28 Apr 2009 description

LAS TABLAS, Peravia.- El presidente Leonel Fernández entregó la tarde de este martes dos proyectos habitacionales de 206 apartamentos a igual n=FAmero de familias que perdieron sus casas en esta provincia sureña a raíz de las tormentas Noel y Olga.

Se trata de los proyectos INVI-Villa Progreso Las Tablas e INVI-Villa Progreso El Cerro, ejecutados por el Instituto Nacional de la Vivienda (INVI) con inversión superior a los 114 millones de pesos.

El habitacional INVI-Villa Progreso Las Tablas consta de 112 apartamentos construidos en dos niveles y en bloques de 16 apartamentos …

20 Jan 2009 description
  • En el marco del viaje de cooperación que mañana les llevará también a Haití, Doña Sofía, y Soraya Rodríguez mostrarán su compromiso con la región Centroamericana, duramente castigada este año por la temporada de huracanes.

    Madrid, 20 de enero de 2009 - Rep=FAblica Dominicana está considerado país prioritario para la Cooperación Española en el Plan Director 2005-2008, lo que supone una mayor concentración de recursos, en un marco de cooperación determinado por el Documento de Estrategia País (DEP) y el Acta de la VI Comisión Mixta Hispano-Dominicana de Cooperación, firmada …

29 Dec 2008 description
report World Bank
  • In a period of three weeks beginning August 18, Haiti was affected by tropical storm Fay and hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike

    - The World Bank has approved US$260 million in grants for Haiti since 2005 through the International Development Association (IDA)

    World Bank Supports Haiti's Rebuilding Efforts after Recent Hurricanes

    The 2008 hurricane season ended on November 30th, but its devastating impact will remain in the memory of all Haitians for a long time.

31 Oct 2008 description

GLIDE no. TC-000198-BHS/CUB/DOM/HTI;

Period covered by this Operations Update: Period covered: 27 February to 28 October 2008.

Previous appeal target and timeframe: CHF 1,725,000 (USD 1,543,586 or EUR 1,045,897) for 6 months to assist 52,995 beneficiaries.

Revised budget: CHF 1,750,541 (EUR 1,199,000 or USD 1,528,857)

Appeal coverage: 100%.

An Interim Financial report will be published shortly.

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.

23 Oct 2008 description

A damnificados de George, Olga y Noel

SAN CRISTOBAL.-El presidente Leonel Fernández hizo realidad el sueño de tener una vivienda digna y confortable a 416 familias damnificadas del huracán George y de las tormentas tropicales Olga y Noel, al entregar este jueves el proyecto Invi-Villa Progreso-San Cristóbal.

Se trata del más ambicioso proyecto habitacional construido por Gobierno alguno en esta provincia sureña, en el que el Instituto Nacional de la Vivienda (INVI) realizó una inversión que supera los 291 millones de pesos.

En medio del j=FAbilo y la algarabía de los …

21 Oct 2008 description

Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and the Turks and Caicos suffered the worst, as of now, during the 2008 hurricane season. Storms Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike and Josephine punished the Caribbean between August and September with strong winds and rains which gave rise to serious floods. Of the countries affected, Cuba and Haiti were the worst hit. Assistance and recovery efforts for the population will be extended over several months.