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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.
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.
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
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Plus de 2 milliards de dollars américains en contribution au relèvement annoncés lors de la Conférence ONU-CARICOM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CONFERENCE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT
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.
"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.
Opening Remarks at the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference Technical Consultation at UN Headquarters, New York
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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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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
Situation in numbers
# affected children in need of assistance in Irma and Maria-affected countries
# affected children in Dominica
# people in temporary shelters in Dominica