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18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

11 Aug 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

29 Jun 2006 description

"Building back better" advocated for reducing effects of storms, aid officials say

13 Jan 2006 description

Government's Hurricane Ivan Housing Recovery Project is near its end, with the last seven houses currently under construction.

This disclosure has come from Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Joseph Atherley, who said that 190 houses had been repaired or rebuilt at a cost of nearly $5 million following the passage of the tropical storm on September 7, 2004.

"We're at the stage of completion, all the documented cases of which we were aware have been addressed...There were five or six houses which were damaged but were not reported to the Central …

05 Jan 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA041; Programme Update no.