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29 Nov 2007 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only. An earthquake measuring 7.4 has occurred near the island of Martinique in the eastern Caribbean. The earthquake struck at 15:00 (19:00 GMT) off the north-west coast of Martinique at a depth of 145.4 kilometres (90.4 miles).

29 Nov 2007 description

The Event: On Thursday afternoon 29th November at 3:00 p.m. local time, an earthquake occurred off the east coast of Martinique.

05 Sep 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Kun Li

NEW YORK, USA, 5 September 2007 - UNICEF's Executive Board opened its second regular session of 2007 in New York today. Meeting through 7 September, board members will examine existing programmes in a total of 17 countries in order to define focus areas and create a framework for progress over the next five years.

Executive Director Ann M.

24 Aug 2007 description

An appeal seeking approximately $37 million to assist victims of the Peru earthquake would be officially launched early next week, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, said at Headquarters this morning.

At a press conference where she briefed correspondents on United Nations relief efforts in response to natural disasters, she said $9.6 million from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) had already been allocated to ensure the availability of resources. The Prime Minister of Peru had made the announcement …

22 Aug 2007 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for almost 1.6 million Swiss francs ($1.3 million USD / €964,000) to help 35,000 people affected by Hurricane Dean, which has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean and is expected to make a second landfall in Mexico on Wednesday.

National Red Cross Societies across the region have been preparing for and responding to Dean's devastation since last week.

22 Aug 2007 description

SITUATION: Hurricane Dean, hitting the Mexican coast as a Category-5 hurricane yesterday, has been downgraded to a Category-1 storm as it crosses the Yucatan peninsula, though it is expected to strengthen as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico.

In its wake, Dean has toppled hundreds of homes and trees in Mexico and neighboring Belize, as well as causing damage in St. Lucia, Dominica, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Martinique.

22 Aug 2007 description

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance un appel de près de 1,6 million de francs suisses (USD 1,3 million / EUR 964 000) en vue de venir en aide à quelque 35 000 personnes affectées par l'ouragan Dean, qui a semé la dévastation à travers les Caraïbes et devrait frapper pour la seconde fois le Mexique mercredi.

Les Sociétés nationales de la Croix-Rouge de la région s'étaient préparées à l'avance et ont mis sur pied des opérations de secours dès la semaine dernière.

22 Aug 2007 description

Delegations from Member States that have been affected by natural disasters that recently overwhelmed the region briefed the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today on the soaring number of casualties, massive material damages and the recovery efforts currently underway in those countries.

At the beginning of the regular meeting, the Permanent Council observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of Hurricane Dean and the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people in the city of Pisco, Peru.

Ambassador Deborah-Mae Lovell, …

22 Aug 2007 description

Response Actions, Recovery and Rehabilitation Needs

Report Prepared by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)


Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17 to Tuesday August 21, 2007.

21 Aug 2007 description



Hurricane Dean tore through the Caribbean August 19-21. Jamaica and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula took the direct hit from Hurricane Dean after it had lashed the coastlines of Haiti, Belize and other Caribbean nations. This massive storm that struck Mexico as a rare category 5 hurricane weakened after crossing the Yucatan Peninsula, but may gain strength before it makes landfall again.

UMCOR is contacting partners in the region to determine its response.

20 Aug 2007 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the human and economic losses brought on by Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean. He extends his sincere condolences to those who lost family and friends.

The United Nations is in close contact with the Governments of affected countries and has deployed a team of disaster assessment and coordination experts.

20 Aug 2007 description

August 19, 2007, Baltimore, MD - With Hurricane Dean expected to touch land in Jamaica Sunday afternoon, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has disaster relief experts on the ground, emergency supplies in hand and $50,000 on standby.

Holly Inurreta, Regional Technical Advisor for Emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean, is monitoring the situation from the capital, Kingston, and is available for phone interviews.

She can discuss how the government is readying the island, how residents are preparing for the storm, and how CRS is prepared to help in its wake.

20 Aug 2007 description


La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd'hui par la Porte-parole du Secrétaire général de l'ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon:

Le Secrétaire général a appris avec une profonde tristesse les pertes humaines et économiques après le passage de l'ouragan Dean dans les Caraïbes. Il présente ses sincères condoléances à ceux qui ont perdu des membres de leur famille et des amis.

Les Nations Unies sont en contact étroit avec les gouvernements des pays touchés et ont déployé une équipe d'experts chargée de l'évaluation et de la coordination en cas de catastrophe.

20 Aug 2007 description

No. 114

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today expressed Canada's concern for the countries of the Caribbean region affected by Hurricane Dean and, in anticipation of the needs that will be generated, announced that up to $2 million in immediate assistance will be made available as an element of a broader Canadian response.

"On behalf of the government and people of Canada, I wish to extend my sympathies to the families and friends of those affected by Hurricane Dean.

20 Aug 2007 description

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères, l'honorable Maxime Bernier, et la ministre de la Coopération internationale, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ont exprimé aujourd'hui leur sollicitude envers les pays de la région des Caraïbes touchés par l'ouragan Dean.