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19 Nov 2011 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

07 Oct 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world. The IFRC’s work is guided by Strategy 2020 which puts forward three strategic aims:

09 Sep 2011 description

In light of the effects that are expected from Tropical Storm Maria, the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is asking residents living in low-lying areas to move to higher ground or seek refuge in public shelters.

These include areas such as West Palm Beach, Jennings, Ebenezer, Bolans, Pigotts, Green Bay, Grays Farm, Five Islands, Golden Grove Extension, Yorks Village and Bathlodge.

At least one shelter will be opened in each of the 17 districts in Antigua and Barbuda.

The following facilities will be opened by 4pm:

29 Aug 2011 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 28, 2011 – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has announced that, while Hurricane Irene resulted in registered losses in six of its member countries (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Haiti, St. Kitts & Nevis and the Turks & Caicos Islands), none of the policies of these countries were triggered. Of these territories, the highest losses were determined for the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. None of the other four countries was impacted by more than lower Tropical Storm-force winds (under 50mph).

22 Aug 2011 description

Message: Tropical Storm Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as it leaves Belize and moves across southern Yucatan. Tropical Storm Irene passes south of Saint Kitts and Nevis, threatens the Lesser Antilles as it moves towards Haiti (Hispaniola).

Event

02 Aug 2011 description
report Government of Cuba

La tormenta tropical Emily mantiene este martes en estado de alerta a las islas del Caribe, donde comienzan a sentirse las fuertes lluvias, las ráfagas y las inundaciones costeras.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanas de Estados Unidos (CNH) llamó a los países del área a mantenerse atentos, pues está previsto que el ciclón aumente su intensidad en las próximas 24 horas, reporta Prensa Latina.

De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Javier Serrano, Emily tiene vientos máximos sostenidos de 65 kilómetros por hora y se espera que aumente hasta los 97 entre este martes y el miércoles.

16 Jun 2011 description

Antigua and Barbuda and other Caricom member states are being brought up to date with changes made at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance the process to access emergency support.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Transformation Worthene George and Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Philmore Mullin recently attended a one-day meeting in Barbados which addressed the issue.

05 Jun 2011 description

The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has released the 2011 list of disaster shelters and coordinators.

2011 Hurricane Shelters

The list spans seventeen constituencies, with a few districts sharing facilities.

25 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

01 May 2011 description

Introduction

The UK Government is determined to help reduce the inequalities of opportunity we see around the world today. We believe that promoting global prosperity is both a moral duty and in the UK’s national interest. Aid is only ever a means to an end, never an end in itself. It is wealth creation and sustainable growth that will help people to lift themselves out of poverty.

03 Apr 2011 description

Summary: 51,127 Swiss francs were allocated from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent's (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 10 September 2010 to support the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross Society (ARCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 105 families.