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07 Mar 2014 description


This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2013, is for the first two quarters of the 2013/2014 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this six-month period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

31 Dec 2013 description


  • Los desastres ocurridos en el cuarto trimestre de 2013 (octubre, noviembre y diciembre) afectaron a unas 699,020 personas. La Sequía e inundaciones fueron los mayores desastres.

  • El Dengue en América Latina y el Caribe ha afectado a más de 2.2 millones de personas y dejado unas 1,000 muertes en 2013.
    América Central, República Dominicana y Paraguay han sido gravemente impactados.

31 Dec 2013 description


  • Disasters in the reporting period affected 699,020 people. Drought and flooding were the biggest disasters.

  • Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean affected more than 2.2 million people and killed 1,000 in 2013. Central America, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay were the most severely affected.

  • OCHA allocated US$2.5 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by drought in Bolivia, and $85,000 in emergency funds to assist those affected by heavy rainfall in the Lesser Antilles.

11 Dec 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

MOCHO, Jamaica, Dec 10 2013 (IPS) - The Mocho Mountains that run through the centre of Jamaica were once covered by lush tropical forests that helped control rainfall. Now, much of the forests and farmlands have been destroyed and the community is hard hit by the resultant extreme weather.

06 Dec 2013 description

Right to Food Study, 2013.

This publication presents coherent and systematic information and analysis about: the current food and nutrition security situation in the CARICOM Region and in CARICOM Member States, and the relevant legal, policy and institutional environments in the Region with respect to the protection and realization of the right to food.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

15 Oct 2013 description


  • HONDURAS & BARBADOS: unos 29,500 casos de dengue y 26 muertes En Honduras. En Barbados se reportan 600 afectados.

  • GUATEMALA: 7,100 personas afectadas por lluvias y 900 viviendas afectadas. Unas 13 personas han muerto.

  • MÉXICO: Las autoridades declararon emergencia agropecuaria. Unas 430,000 hectáreas de cultivo con daños.

15 Oct 2013 description


  • HONDURAS & BARBADOS: Some 29,500 cases of dengue and 26 deaths in Honduras. Barbados reported 600 confirmed cases.

  • GUATEMALA: 7,100 people affected by rains and 900 houses damaged. About 13 people have died.

  • MEXICO: Authorities declared an agricultural emergency. Some 430,000 hectares of crops have been damaged.

09 Aug 2013 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2012 to 30 June 2012


The IFRC`s Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Resource Centre (CADRIM) located in the building of the National Society headquarters, continues to provide a source of expertise, profile-building, much needed income and capacity building. The ECHO-funded DIPECHO VIII disaster risk reduction project is providing support for the Disaster Management Programme, including staff of the Barbados Red Cross for 2012.

06 Aug 2013 description


This report, for the period 1 March – 31 May 2013, is the report for the final quarter of the 2012/2013 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this quarter towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

05 Aug 2013 description


The ECHO-funded DIPECHO VIII disaster risk reduction project was the main activity of the National Society during 2012. It provided a continuing opportunity to work with local communities in addressing the needs for disaster preparedness and resilience-building, especially considering the risk of hurricane impact in this region, as well as to maintain the working relationship with government departments.

16 Jun 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 15 2013 (IPS) - The Caribbean has the unenviable reputation as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, a situation exacerbated by climate change and vulnerability that experts warn could have significant economic consequences if unaddressed.

As a result, a comprehensive strategy to build Caribbean resilience ought to include adaptation to the effects of climate change, Warren Smith, president of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the region’s premier lending institution, has suggested.

12 Jun 2013 description

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe, continúa fortaleciendo su compromiso político con la erradicación del hambre: la Primera Cumbre de la CELAC, celebrada en Santiago de Chile a comienzos de 2013, sirvió para reafirmar este compromiso con la promoción de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en los países de la región.

21 May 2013 description

CCRIF Quarterly Report 1 December 2012 – 28 February 2013

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is the first multi-country risk pool in the world, and is also the first insurance instrument to successfully develop parametric policies backed by both traditional and capital markets. It is a regional catastrophe fund for Caribbean governments designed to limit the financial impact of devastating hurricanes and earthquakes by quickly providing financial liquidity when a policy is triggered.

13 May 2013 description

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management has obtained funding from the Inter-American Development Bank for a major mains replacement programme.

This was disclosed yesterday by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Lennox Chandler, as he delivered opening remarks at a seminar on Water Management, Health and Climate Adaptation in Barbados, at the 3Ws Pavilion at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

24 Apr 2013 description

Esta alianza busca asistir a los países miembros del CARICOM, para hacer operativa la Agencia Caribeña de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad Alimentaria (CAHFSA).

17 Apr 2013 description

La salud, elemento esencial hoy y luego de 2015

Un desastre, antes que todo, está relacionado al impacto sobre el ser humano en su estado de bienestar físico, mental y social. La destrucción, incluso si fuera súbita y masiva, no es un desastre si no existe repercusión sobre la población. En este contexto, los servicios de salud son esenciales, 24 horas al día y 7 días a la semana, para todas las mujeres y hombres en cualquier lugar del mundo.

15 Apr 2013 description

Health, an Essential Element Now and Beyond 2015

A disaster, above all, relates to people as it affects their state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. Destruction, even if it is sud- den and massive, is not a disaster unless there are repercussions for the population. In this context, health services are essential 24/7, for all women and men, anywhere in the world.

04 Apr 2013 description

Enhancing the resilience of smaller health care facilities in Barbados