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25 Sep 2017 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

Main Findings of this Working Paper

18 Sep 2017 description

International Medical Corps disaster response experts in the Caribbean and Florida are already identifying pressing needs so they can provide much-needed assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Now, with Hurricane Maria gaining strength in the eastern Caribbean, our experts are monitoring its path and preparing to respond should it be needed.

13 Sep 2017 description

La ayuda se canalizará a través del Fondo de Respuesta a Desastres de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja

España ha comprometido el desembolso de 80.000 euros de ayuda de emergencia para atender a las necesidades más acuciantes de algunos de los países afectados por el paso del huracán.

12 Sep 2017 description

Online donations platform to help women, men and children rebuild lives

New York – The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martin near “uninhabitable”, according to national authorities. Hurricane Irma has also left catastrophic damage as it passed over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Swiss Red Cross

Les dégâts causés par l’ouragan Irma aux Caraïbes sont immenses. En Haïti, c’est sur-tout le nord du pays qui est touché. L’équipe de la Croix-Rouge suisse sur place appuie l’aide d’urgence et renforce les mesures de prévention des catastrophes.

Aide d’urgence après le passage de l’ouragan Irma

Die Kanadische Rotkreuz ERU-Klinik ist als erste humanitäre Hilfe nach dem Hurrikan eingetroffen. Freiwillige des Haitianischen Roten Kreuz und die Angehörige der mobilen ERU-Klinik beim Aufbau derselben.

12 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Reporting period: 6 September – 10 September, 2017


Hurricane Irma has put the lives of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. Wind, rain and surge waves are causing floods, mudslides and the destruction of homes, schools, health centers and WASH infrastructure, affecting children across the region.

  • After impacting several islands during its path in the Caribbean Sea, Irma was downgraded to Category 3 Saturday morning but was expected to strengthen again over Florida.

10 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma Update
- Irma caused extensive damage in Barbuda and Anguilla where 70-90% of the buildings were destroyed. WFP is in discussions with OCHA, Resident Coordinators and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to explore possibilities to support the Islands of the Eastern Caribbean through coordination, IT and transportation support.
- Hurricane Irma has past the Dominican Republic and the northern coast of Haiti resulting in partial flooding in the north-east (Ouanaminthe, Fort-Libertel, Caracol, Ferrier, North Hole).

08 Sep 2017 description

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

08 Sep 2017 description

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, 7th September, 2017 (WAM) - Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

With winds of around 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour), the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean in recent days, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, ripping down trees and flattening homes and hospitals, Reuters reported.

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF teme que cientos de miles podrían verse directamente afectados

Para contribuir a la respuesta de UNICEF en emergencias: http://www.donaunicef.org.mx

07 Sep 2017 description
report MapAction

MapAction moved quickly on Wednesday to send additional support to the Caribbean region, following the devastating initial impacts of Hurricane Irma. MapAction is now sending teams to both Jamaica and Haiti in addition to the one that traveled to Barbados on Wednesday morning, which is now moving to Antigua.

Each team consists of two highly skilled Disaster Mapping Experts – specialist technical volunteers – aiming to help make the response to this humanitarian emergency as efficient and effective as possible.

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 septembre 2017 – Alors que l'ouragan Irma s'est abattu sur les Antilles et les Caraïbes, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a prévenu mercredi que la vie de centaines de milliers d'enfants est menacé par les dégâts dévastateurs annoncés.

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PANAMA CITY, 5 September 2017 - In the last few hours, storm Irma has turned into a powerful Category 5 hurricane, the highest possible level in the Saffir-Simpson scale. The hurricane looks likely to be accompanied by strong winds and storms through its likely path through the Caribbean. If it continues in its current track it will bring devastating damage in the next few hours in the territories of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis and the Virgin Islands.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española tiene un delegado regional para las Américas, situado en Panamá, que se encuentra en coordinación con la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja (FICR) para preparar una respuesta inmediata si fuese necesario

  • Una de las zonas de mayor preocupación es Haití, donde Cruz Roja Española tiene una delegación de tres personas que podría apoyar a la Cruz Roja Haitiana en la disposición de plantas potabilizadoras

15 Apr 2016 description

FAO is supporting livelihoods resilience to threats, crises and climate change in thirteen countries in the Caribbean.

April 14th 2016, Santiago, Chile – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are developing a new programme to increase livelihoods resilience to threats and crisis and the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.