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17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

15 Aug 2018 description
report UN Women

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nearly a year ago, catastrophic hurricanes devastated the Caribbean. After Hurricane Irma, almost the entire population of Barbuda, a small island in the eastern Caribbean, was driven to its twin island of Antigua. In Dominica, Hurricane Maria wiped out crops, equipment and infrastructure.

07 Aug 2018 description

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), have signed an agreement which will add GBP30 million (mn) to the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF). The agreement was signed on the sidelines of CDB’s Board of Directors meeting on July 26, 2018.

30 Jul 2018 description

Tradicionalmente, la dinámica migratoria en las Américas se encuentra marcada por patrones intra y extra-regionales.

En años recientes, en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela se evidencian cambios en sus procesos migratorios. Así, en el último tiempo, se intensifican los flujos hacia los tradicionales destinos así como también nuevos destinos en la región y el mundo.

30 Jul 2018 description

Traditionally, migration dynamics in the Americas have been marked by intra- and extra-regional patterns. In recent years, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has seen changes in its migratory processes. Thus, both flows towards traditional destinations as well as flows towards new destinations in the region and the world have intensified. This report includes information on migratory trends in the region and in different countries, among others in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States of America.

26 Jul 2018 description

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — The OECS 5th Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability (COMES5) Meeting concluded on the evening of Wednesday, July 11 with Ministers of Environment identifying several areas for greater collaboration and unified action, to address a number of climate change issues affecting the region.

25 Jul 2018 description

Measles in the Americas: New epidemiological update

Washington, DC, 24 July 2018 (PAHO)- According to the latest epidemiological update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), emitted on 20 July 2018, a total of 2472 confirmed cases of measles have been reported from 11 countries in the Americas so far this year.

The majority of the cases occurred in Venezuela (1613 cases) and Brazil (677), followed by the United States (91), Colombia (40), Canada (19), Ecuador (17), Argentina (5), Mexico (5), Peru (3), Antigua and Barbuda (1) and Guatemala (1).

18 Jul 2018 description

Codrington, Barbuda, 12 July 2018 - The US$2million Chinese-aid funded Post-Disaster Roof Restoration project to repair 250 house roofs toward recovery of Hurricane-Ima devastated Barbuda has allowed hundreds of people to return home to the island, after the entire island was evacuated for the first time due to powerful hurricanes in September 2017.

17 Jul 2018 description

Bridgetown, Barbados July 16th, 2018 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ) convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019. The training workshop is taking place from July 16 – 20, 2018, at the Frank Walcott Labour College in St. Phillip, Barbados with funding support from the United States Government through the US Southern Command.

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recovery operations continue in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean, after the September 2017 passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

  • USAID/OFDA partner Samaritan’s Purse (SP) supports economic recovery in Dominica

  • Tropical Storm Beryl crosses Dominica on July 8–9, causing minimal damage

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Jul 2018 description

Rebuilding Barbuda after Hurricane Irma will significantly stimulate the national economy with recovery projects generating ongoing financial benefit for suppliers and local employment gains, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

08 Jul 2018 description

SYNOPSIS OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, as of 2:00 PM (AST) on July 08, 2018, Beryl continues to move WNW towards the Lesser Antilles with no change in strength. Beryl or its remnants is forecast to approach the Lesser Antilles this evening, Sunday July 08, and cross the island chain tonight.

07 Jul 2018 description

MESSAGE: Hurricane Beryl forms over the far Eastern Atlantic and progresses west towards the Caribbean.

THE SITUATION:

07 Jul 2018 description

St. John, Antigua, June 28th, 2018 (NODS) - The two-million US dollar China-funded roofing restoration project on Barbuda has met and exceeded the target of 250 homes, just days before the June 30 deadline.

The initiative, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, focused on repairing the roofs of houses that received minor and major damage, or those categorized between levels one and three.

This brings the total number of roofs fixed in Barbuda to 407.

07 Jul 2018 description

SYNOPSIS OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL:

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, as of 11:00 AM (AST) on July 07, 2018, Beryl, the second (2nd) named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. As of 8:00 PM the center of Beryl, was located at 12.9N and 53.5W about 550 miles (885km) ESE of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 1003 mb. The present movement of Beryl is West-North-West or 295o at 17 mph (28 km/h).