The eye of Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Kingston on Jamaica on 24 Oct 2012 and struck Cuba the next day.
In Cuba, over 194,767 homes were damaged and another 32,521 were destroyed, leaving thousands of people in need of shelter solutions. 11 people were killed. (IFRC, 12 Apr 2013)
In Haiti, the hurricane killed 60 people and significantly damaged critical infrastructure such as roads, schools and hospitals. 1.8 million people have been affected, and more than 18,000 homes have been flooded, damaged or destroyed. (UN News, 2 Nov 2012)
In the United States and Canada, 43 people were killed as a result of the storm, and hundreds of thousands of residents from New England to North Carolina were ordered to evacuate their homes and seek shelter (AFP, 31 Oct 2012).
- Haiti: Emergency Revision of the 2012 Consolidated Appeal - Needs arising from the impact of Hurricane Sandy
- Haiti: Hurricane Sandy IFRC Emergency appeal n° MDRHT010
- Cuba Plan of Action: Response to needs arising from Hurricane Sandy - November 2012
- Cuba: Hurricane Sandy IFRC Emergency appeal n° MDRCU002
Human mobility is influenced by environmental change and natural disasters. Researchers have used trip distance distribution, radius of gyration of movements, and individuals' visited locations to understand and capture human mobility patterns and trajectories. However, our knowledge of human movements during natural disasters is limited owing to both a lack of empirical data and the low precision of available data. Here, we studied human mobility using high-resolution movement data from individuals in New York City during and for several days after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Con el 56 % de las afectaciones resueltas, la mayor tensión se centra en la ejecución de viviendas
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Santiago de Cuba.—A dos años del paso del huracán Sandy, tras haberse solucionado el 56 % de las afectaciones registradas, la recuperación de Santiago de Cuba se adentra en su etapa más compleja, mediante una estrategia que asegura el avance sistemático en todos los sectores y la atención hasta el último de los damnificados.
This Final Report represents an overview of the Sandy Operation from 31 October 2012 to 31 May 2014.
Appeal target: The budget was 4,227,003 Swiss francs (CHF). The total expenditure was 4,226,473 CHF, and the closing balance of the Sandy Operation was 0 CHF.
Appeal coverage: 100%
Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.
Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.
Geneva, 11 July 2014 (WMO) - Weather, climate and water-related disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development by years, if not decades. From 1970 to 2012, 8 835 disasters, 1.94 million deaths, and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of hazards such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, tropical cyclones and related health epidemics, according to a new report.
This report covers the period 01 Jan 13 to 31 Dec 13.
The complex and unique Cuban context of the country also affects the development of the Cuban Red Cross, with respect to the diversification of its financing, in the modernization of its management and facilities of the implementation of activities. The 2013 plan took this into consideration, as well as activities planned in the plan of action of the Hurricane Sandy operation.
C(2014) 3129 final
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/759/EU of 12 December 2013 regarding transitional EDF management measures from 1 January 2014 until the entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund1 , ('Bridging Facility'), and in particular Article 2 thereof,
Message from the Chairperson
As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.
Period covered by this final report: 30 October 2012 to 31 December 2013
Appeal amount: 605, 464 Swiss francs
Appeal coverage: 100%;
This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 30 October 2012 for 1,211,693 Swiss francs for nine months to assist 3,400 families (17,000 beneficiaries).
A compilation of four years of lessons learned and best practices in emergency shelter response entitled: Disaster Response: Emergency Shelter, Housing and Sites. A Toolkit of Lessons Learned, Experiences and Practices, has been published in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
Jointly developed by Haiti’s national disaster response authorities and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) / Shelter Cluster, led by IOM, the publication was funded by the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).
Cuba, 12 de Abril 2014
Fuente: Prensa Latina
Rusia destinó un millón de dólares del Programa de Desarrollo de la ONU para financiar la reconstrucción en Cuba de viviendas devastadas por el huracán Sandy en la oriental provincia de Santiago de Cuba, en 2012, comunicó la Cancillería.
Syria: Violence continues with government forces shelling areas recently gained by opposition fighters in Lattakia province, along the western Turkish border. In the northeast, aid convoys have crossed from Turkey, enabling relief agencies to deliver assistance to communities in need at the border area. In a further political development, the Turkish government stated its readiness to launch cross-border military operations in Syria if its national security was threatened.
Réunie à Fonds-Parisien (Ouest d’Haïti), le 25 mars 2014, la Commission Binationale Frontière Solidaire a attiré l’attention des autorités haïtiennes sur le danger que représente la montée des eaux de la rivière Lastique et du Lac Azuei pour la population de Fonds-Parisien. Elle a appelé le gouvernement à intervenir en toute urgence pour résoudre ce problème.
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:
Sixty-eighth General Assembly
28th Meeting (PM)
Delegates Assess Funding Needs of Arusha Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Good progress was being made on the creation of an emergency management system to better prepare the United Nations to withstand disruptive crises and natural disasters, Secretariat officials and delegates alike told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as they scrutinized reports on the subject.
Period covered by this Final Report: 22 November 2012 to 31 October 2013.
Appeal target (current): 5,765,921 Swiss francs
Appeal coverage: 97%, through cash and in-kind contributions.
On 27 October 2012, a Preliminary Emergency Appeal was issued seeking 5,453,221 Swiss francs to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) to assist 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries) for 9 months.
Conseil des droits de l’homme Vingt-cinquième session Point 10 de l’ordre du jour Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités
Gustavo Gallón, l’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti, nommé en juin 2013 par le Conseil des droits de l’homme, propose un traitement de choc pour certains aspects clés de la situation des droits humains dans le pays, qu’il considère comme très complexe mais surmontable. L’Expert indépendant a mené une mission en Haïti en septembre 2013, à Port-au-Prince et à Jacmel.