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20 Sep 2017 description

The Caribbean has been buffeted by an exceptional number of intense storms and hurricanes this year. In the space of just a few days, Hurricane Irma has been followed by Hurricanes José and Maria, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Hurricane Irma formed near Cabo Verde towards the end of August and, according to the US National Hurricane Center, was the strongest hurricane on record to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

11 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

11 de septiembre, 2017 — Las oficinas en el Caribe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) unieron hoy sus fuerzas para crear una Estrategia Regional de Recuperación en los países afectados por el paso del huracán Irma.

Entre las tareas de la Estrategia figuran la eliminación de escombros y desechos, la consecución de empleos a corto término de las personas afectadas por el meteoro y la rehabilitación de infraestructura comunitaria, tras el requerimiento de las autoridades nacionales en Jamaica, Trinidad y Tobago y Barbados.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

KINGSTON, 11 ago 2017 (IPS) - La Oficina de Meteorología de Jamaica usa desde 2013 una herramienta de predicitibilidad climática para pronosticar sequías o lluvias por “debajo del promedio” en toda la isla como estrategia contra el cambio climático.

La herramienta le ha permitido a este país caribeño pronosticar de forma precisa varios períodos sin lluvias o de sequías, incluso el más destructivo de 2014, cuando se perdieron unos 1.000 millones de dólares en cultivos, que se pudrieron o se quemaron en incendios, causados por las excepcionales condiciones secas.

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.

05 Feb 2013 description

In this issue

  • Memorandum of Understanding with UWI-SRC

  • World Bank Implementation Completion and Results Report on CCRIF

  • Work Programmes with Regional Organisations

  • CCRIF Technical Assistance Programme

10 Nov 2012 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, November 9, 2012 – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of The University of the West Indies have entered into a partnership to enhance the Accelerometric Network in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica in order to strengthen the evaluation and mitigation of seismic risk across the region.

19 Aug 2005 description

St Georges, Aug 18, 2005 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has unveiled a new programme to improve disaster relief management across the Caribbean.

10 Sep 2004 description
CARIBBEAN HURRICANES - NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
SOURCE
Hurricane Ivan
Affected population: 60,000 in Grenada1
USAID/DART
Hurricane Frances
Displaced population: 800 in the Bahamas
USAID/DART
Homes damaged/destroyed: 80 in the …
08 Sep 2004 description
report UN News Service

United Nations humanitarian agencies are accelerating the deployment of staff and emergency kits to the Caribbean, where Hurricane Ivan - the latest in a series of tropical storms to strike the region this season - is already wreaking deadly havoc.

UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters today that a five-member UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team is being set up in Jamaica, one of the countries expected to bear the brunt of Hurricane Ivan as it heads west and then north across the Caribbean region in the direction of the south-eastern United States.

Officials from the …