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29 Nov 2017 description

Storm ravaged countries need the Commonwealth’s innovative regenerative model to build back better and stronger, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland asserted last night in a powerful presentation about the Commonwealth’s importance.

25 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

Saddled with debt, small storm-prone islands and territories require more than the traditional donor toolkit

Two months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria charged through the Caribbean, donors this week pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild. But the financial toolkit for the region looks unable to meet the threat of more monster storms in future, let alone the short-term recovery needs.

Read more on IRIN.

24 Nov 2017 description

Statement at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Building a More Climate-Resilient Community; Segment: Response from Partners Including Perspectives on Financing Reconstruction and Resilience. UN Headquarters, New York

As prepared for delivery

23 Nov 2017 description

Plus de 2 milliards de dollars américains en contribution au relèvement annoncés lors de la Conférence ONU-CARICOM

23 Nov 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of USD one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September.

This announcement was delivered by Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the UN Headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the donor's conference for the reconstruction states within the Caribbean Sea region.

23 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 estimated # of children in need of immediate assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of immediate assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

56% children remain out of school in Dominica.

Highlights

22 Nov 2017 description

Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.

22 Nov 2017 description

Nueva York, 21 de noviembre de 2017 – Tomando en consideración las necesidades urgentes que tienen los países afectados por los huracanes Irma y María, la Conferencia de Alto Nivel CARICOM-ONU: creación de una comunidad más resiliente al clima" movilizó una amplia alianza para apoyar los esfuerzos de reconstrucción, incluso por medio de más de 1.3 mil millones de dólares en promesas y más de 1 mil millón de dólares en préstamos y alivios de la deuda.

21 Nov 2017 description

SG/SM/18792-ENV/DEV/1825-IHA/1440

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the High‑Level Conference for Reconstruction and Resilience of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Countries Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in New York today:

Welcome to this High‑Level Conference to mobilize support for reconstruction and resilience of countries and territories affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

21 Nov 2017 description

CONFERENCE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

SITUATION OVERVIEW

21 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

New York, 21 November 2017

The European Union reaffirms its commitment to support the Caribbean region in the aftermath of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it pledges substantial support during the High-level Donor Conference on the Caribbean in New York.

21 Nov 2017 description

"We are the injured party, we're not the ones who are emitting these greenhouse gases"

By Sebastien Malo

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich nations responsible for climate change need to help rebuild the Caribbean island of Barbuda where living conditions remain "primitive" more than two months after Hurricane Irma, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Monday.

20 Nov 2017 description

Opening Remarks at the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference Technical Consultation at UN Headquarters, New York

As prepared for delivery.

Secretary-General of CARICOM, Mr Irwin Larocque,

Excellencies, Special Invitees, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I am honoured to join CARICOM in welcoming you to the technical segment of the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference.

20 Nov 2017 description
report The Guardian

The small island was practically flattened by Hurricane Irma and its people fled. Now people are starting to question if they will ever return

By Kate Lyons in Barbuda

Walking the streets of the small Caribbean island of Barbuda on a Friday afternoon, you are likely to see more goats than humans.

Read more on The Guardian.

18 Nov 2017 description

In the aftermath of mega-storms Maria and Irma that swept through the Caribbean just two months ago, UNDP has been providing critical support for relief efforts and is now rolling out a suite of interventions to support the gradual transition from relief to recovery and rebuilding.

18 Nov 2017 description

UK stands by Caribbean and Overseas Territories as they build back better after hurricanes

On her first overseas visit International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has reaffirmed that the UK stands by those Overseas Territories and independent Commonwealth Caribbean countries devastated by the recent hurricanes and seen how British aid is helping to rebuild people’s lives.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

• USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

• USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Irma and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

740
# people in temporary shelters in Dominica

Highlights