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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

14 Oct 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 13 oct. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Des migrantes et migrants haïtiens, en situation irrégulière aux Bahamas, sont sous menace de déportation vers Haïti, rapporte la plateforme Groupe d’appui aux rapatriés et réfugiés (Garr), dans une note transmise à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Ces migrants seront contraints de laisser l’archipel des Bahamas avant le dimanche 31 décembre 2017, a annoncé le premier ministre bahaméen, Dr. Hubert Minnis, lors d’une intervention, le mercredi 11 octobre 2017, à la chambre législative.

13 Oct 2017 description

El huracán Irma, tormenta categoría 5, azotó el Caribe a partir del 6 de septiembre. En menos de dos semanas, el huracán María, la segunda tormenta de categoría 5, golpeó nuevamente la región. La USAID envío un Equipo de Asistencia para Respuesta ante Desastres. (DART, por sus siglas en inglés) el 7 de septiembre. El DART - que a su máximo contaba con 54 integrantes - se desplegó a 11 lugares en el Caribe para dirigir la respuesta humanitaria del gobierno de los Estados Unidos en coordinación con los gobiernos afectados.

13 Oct 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response in coordination with affected governments.

13 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

Washington, October 13th, 2017-- Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as part of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoCD, WFP, and relief actors distribute 150 MT of food assistance as of October 10

  • USAID transitions to early recovery activities as humanitarian conditions improve

  • Water and electric network repairs continue to progress, facilitating the reopening of markets in urban areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Secretary-General’s visit to Caribbean region underscores widespread hurricane damage

  • DART successfully concludes operations, shifts to regional team for transition efforts

  • USAID/OFDA relief commodities benefit an estimated 70,500 hurricaneaffected people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

06 Oct 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response in coordination with affected governments.

05 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • JTF-LI successfully completes Dominica response activities on October 5

  • DART delivers additional plastic sheeting and water containers to meet priority needs

  • Continued external food assistance required due to storm-related food insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

04 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

03 Oct 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response in coordination with affected governments.

03 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Additional USAID/OFDA and other relief supplies arrive in hard-to-reach Grand Bay in southern Dominica

  • DART and JTF-LI provide plastic sheeting to more than 2,500 Dominican households over four days

  • DART assesses food security conditions, initiates working group on cash and voucher assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA relief supplies arrive in remote areas of southern Dominica

  • JTF-LI supports DART to ensure relief reaches isolated Dominican communities as quickly as possible

  • USG international humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean exceeds $11 million

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response in coordination with affected governments.