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On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
Today, September 16, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (Sleeping Pads, Portable Jerry Cans etc.) to Antigua and Barbuda, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda following serious damage from Hurricane “Irma” in the country.
St. John, Antigua, February 18th, 2016 (NODS) - Antigua and Barbuda and Japan have signed an agreement that will result in the country’s disaster management programme benefiting from a 10 million Yen grant aid.
Several items to include a Land Search and Rescue vehicle, storage for Disaster Response Equipment, multi-sensor weather stations, megaphones and Personal Protective Equipment will be distributed to the District Disaster Coordinators, the Antigua and Barbuda Fire Department, the Met Office and the Ministry of Education.
Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).