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As governments in several Caribbean countries start rebuilding key infrastructure, housing and communities after hurricanes Maria and Irma hit several island nations a month ago, the Government of the People’s Republic of China is supporting efforts to build back better.
Responding to the catastrophic damage left by two back-to-back category 5 hurricanes – the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic –the Ministry of Commerce of China has provided funds totaling US$5 million for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist communities in post-disaster recovery.
Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructure, housing and communities after Hurricane Maria and Irma left catastrophic damage.
To help countries and communities respond, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is harnessing its core resources to support assessments, coordination and recovery planning in Maria and Irma-affected countries.
A dozen UNDP crisis recovery experts have also been deployed to the region and are immediately available to provide assistance.
Oct 5, 2017
Nueva York – Los gobiernos de varios países del Caribe están comenzando a reconstruir infraestructuras, casas y comunidades después del paso del huracán Irma que ha dejado incontables daños en varios países.
Después de experimentar varios días de retraso debido al paso del huracán María, el Gobierno de Barbuda inició labores de remoción de escombros el 21 de septiembre, con el apoyo técnico del PNUD para reconstruirse mejor, como parte de un amplia estrategia de ONU que vincula las áreas humanitarias y de desarrollo.
Record-breaking Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean during 6-8 September, wreaking unprecedented multi-island havoc. In Barbuda, Sint Maarten and the British Virgin Islands, approximately 90% of buildings have been damaged or destroyed according to Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) situation reports. Across the region, there have been more than 30 deaths in 5 countries, with over 40,000 displaced, 2 million evacuated in Cuba alone, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
New York, 22 September - Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructures, houses and communities with UNDP’s on the ground support after Hurricane Irma left catastrophic damage in several countries.
After experiencing a few days of delay due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, the Government of Barbuda kicked off debris removal efforts on 21 September, with technical support from UNDP to build back better, as part of a UN-wide humanitarian-development strategy.
Buenos Aires 19 de septiembre de 2017 – Luego que el huracán Irma, el más poderoso jamás registrado en el Océano Atlántico haya golpeado varias islas del Caribe – daños catastróficos en Islas Turcas y Caicos, el sur de las Bahamas, el norte de la República Dominicana, el norte de Haití y Cuba, dejando a Barbuda y Saint Martín cerca de la condición de "inhabitable" - según las autoridades nacionales-, el huracán María, constituye la nueva amenaza.
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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.
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New York, 8 September 2017 – The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martins 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.
Bridgetown, Barbados – September 6, 2017: The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural crises.
The United Nations (UN) is adapting its planning and programmes to better help Caribbean countries ensure that no one is left behind in their thrust to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
From Jamaica in the north, through the vibrant islands of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), to Guyana in the south, the Caribbean has demonstrated a wide variety of development achievements and considerable convergence in the challenges countries face.
Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.
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Caribbean countries suffer loss from natural hazards almost on an annual basis. The risk of this is heightened during the wet season by the passage of tropical storms and hurricanes during the period from June to November which can result in significant loss of life, livelihoods and human and economic development.
This report is a joint effort between the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) and the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) seeking to compile the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s work in the areas of Conflict Prevention and Citizen Security during the first decade of the 21st century in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
At least 370 people lost their lives and several hundred thousand are homeless after Hurricane Georges hit Antigua, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Kitts and other Caribbean nations last week. The UN Resident Coordinator in the Dominican Republic, Paolo Oberti, surveyed the most affected areas by air, assessing damage and urgent needs. In Haiti, an assessment team is consulting with national authorities, UN agencies, donors and NGOs to determine the immediate needs of the population. In Cuba, the hurricane caused extensive damage to important agricultural crops.
UNDP is supporting disaster management and relief efforts in Antigua, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands Antilles and St. Kitts and Nevis after Hurricane Georges claimed over 250 lives and left over 100,000 homeless. UNDP is allocating funds to help coordinate disaster response and to recruit emergency personnel. In St. Kitts and Nevis, about 50 per cent of the islanders' homes were damaged and 20 per cent destroyed. In Cuba, the hurricane cut a wide swath of destruction across the country, says Alberto Perez, UNDP public affairs officer in Havana.