83 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
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.

21 Jul 2009 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

Cruz Roja Mexicana tiene listos a sus 29 mil voluntarios para apoyar en cualquiera de los estados del país que pudiera resultar afectado por la temporada de huracanes que ya comenzó, y de la cual se espera que durante julio a noviembre se registren 25 fenómenos naturales.

Así lo señaló el presidente nacional de Cruz Roja Mexicana, Daniel Goñi Díaz, durante la firma de ampliación de convenio para apoyo en desastres naturales en el que participan el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), la Fundación del Empresariado en México (FUNDEMEX) y la Fundación Wal -Mart …

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.

28 May 2009 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) is encouraging the people of the Caribbean to become 'Red Cross ready' for the 2009 hurricane season which officially starts today, June 1st and ends on November 30th.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters say the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near-normal. However, the IFRC is advising the public to prepare for the possibility of being hit by a storm.

It takes just one hurricane to provoke a humanitarian disaster.

26 Mar 2009 description

Agreement will expand scope of risk assessment project in the region.

The Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank signed a memorandum of understanding on March 6th formalizing a joint effort to develop the Central American Probabilistic Risk Assessment (CAPRA) initiative.

The CAPRA initiative seeks to enhance the understanding disaster risk throughout the region by establishing a common methodology and tools to assess disaster risk.

24 Feb 2009 description

Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Belize

IMF Country Report No. 09/69

- Belize suffered considerable damage from two tropical systems during the 2008 hurricane season.

22 Dec 2008 description

GLIDE No. TC-2008-000078-BLZ

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

04 Dec 2008 description

The 2008 Hurricane Season officially closed on Sunday, 30 November 2008. Of the sixteen named tropical systems one impacted Belize directly; Topical Storm Arthur. This storm made its mark the day before the official start of the hurricane season. This system produced torrential rains across Belize for over three days, causing flooding over the Orange Walk and Corozal Districts initially and then life threatening floods along the North Stann Creek and Sittee Rivers. Unfortunately, five persons lost their lives in the Stann Creek Valley.

29 Oct 2008 description

Glide No. FL-2008-000198-BLZ

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

30 Sep 2008 description

Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Background

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, and drought. In addition, disasters triggered by environmental and industrial incidents, such as forest fires and chemical and oil spills, pose a potential threat. At times, El Niño Southern Oscillation events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of these hazards.

17 Sep 2008 description

Aún cuando la temporada de escasez, que va de abril a agosto, continua y los precios de los alimentos básicos han aumentado, la situación de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional se mantiene relativamente estable para esta época del año. La siembra de primera de granos básicos está progresando bien, a pesar de algunos daños relacionados con plagas e inundaciones reportados en julio en partes del Sur del país y a lo largo del este y la costa norte, respectivamente.

02 Sep 2008 description

escrito por Romeo Lemus

El Salvador tiene identificados cerca de 860 albergues para enfrentar desastres naturales.

31 Aug 2008 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations


Analysis of the 2008 Programme of Work

26 Aug 2008 description

El Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil fue notificado hoy por el Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET) de que los pronósticos de la temporada de huracanes 2008 contin=FAan indicando que será activa, por encima del promedio.

San Salvador, 26 de agosto de 2008. - El Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil fue notificado hoy por el Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET) de que los pronósticos de la temporada de huracanes 2008 contin=FAan indicando que será activa, por encima del …

18 Aug 2008 description

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.- La Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana conjuntamente con diversas dependencias estatales y federales, realizó este lunes la reunión extraordinaria del Comité Técnico del Fondo para Desastres Naturales para autorizar el programa de obras para la reconstrucción de carreteras dañadas por "Arthur".

08 Aug 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome August 8, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 192.000 euros to FAO in response to urgent humanitarian assistance in Guatemala.

The contribution, in particular, will improve the Disaster Response Capacity.

The donation will cover needs identified by FAO."

POC: Alessandro Pirrone- MoFA Rome - Emergency Office on +39 3691 8153

31 Jul 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.