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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.

05 Oct 2017 description


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.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

01 Oct 2016 description

Caribbean – Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW

  • TC MATTHEW is moving over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening.

  • Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to move west, strengthening into a Major Hurricane. Then it is forecast to turn northwest, and start moving towards Jamaica, however the uncertainty of the forecast track/intensity is still VERY high. On 1-5 October heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.

09 Mar 2016 description

Published on March 8, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore

The Governments of Barbados and Japan have signed a million dollar agreement aimed at reducing Barbados’ vulnerability to disaster and increasing this country’s resilience.

The Agreement for the Japanese Economic and Social Development Programme was signed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, one day before the official opening of the Japanese Embassy in Barbados. It provides the Government of Barbados with one hundred million Japanese Yen, which is BBD$1,762,000.00.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

21 Aug 2015 description

Cuba – Drought
• Lack of rain from May to June has affected 68% of the country (11 provinces).
• Authorities refer to the current drought as the worst in the last 115 years. In Guantanamo, water usually used for agriculture is now used for human consumption.

03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux


15 Sep 2012 description

Effective disaster management not only reduces rebuilding cost and ensures the continued operation of Caribbean countries in the event of disaster, but enhances the quality of life for our citizens.

Disaster management planning is therefore A critical investment for all Caribbean communities. This was strongly emphasized by Ms Velda Octave-Joseph, CDEMA’s Community Disaster Management Specialist who provides support to Participating States to strengthen disaster resilience at the community level.