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04 Apr 2018 description

In brief

Several countries have disaster risk management plans, which need to be taken into consideration in the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

  • Many Caribbean countries have already mainstreamed adaptation into national development plans and climate change policies

  • Robust institutional arrangements provide an enabling environment for advancing adaptation planning.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster

1. Logistics Operational Updates


• A third consignment of emergency supplies loaded in Antigua, on board the Royal Netherlands Navy vessel Pelikaan, arrived in Dominica on 2 October with cargo from several organisations, including Samaritan’s Purse, DfID, UNICEF, International Medical Corps and WFP.

• The Pelikaan also provided fuel supply (ship Diesel) to organisations to support operations and during permanence at Roseau port.

29 Sep 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster

1. Logistics Operational Updates

Antigua & Barbuda

  • Debris clearing operations and maintenance work to re-establish water supplies are underway in Barbuda. Lack of generators continues to be an issue. Barbuda’s airfield is operational, however some repair works are still needed especially with regards to the airfield fencing.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Sea Mercy

13 Days that changed the Caribbean

19 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Maria has been upgraded to a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h. It is following in Hurricane Irma’s path and is set to hit several recovering islands including Antigua and Barbuda. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Martinique. Tropical storm and flash flood warnings have also been issued for Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, Saint Martin and Anguilla.

17 Sep 2017 description

MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Maria forms over in the Atlantic. Hurricane Watches issued for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Tropical Storm Warnings issued for Saint Lucia, Dominica, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


15 Sep 2017 description

San Jose - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has deployed a surge team of six experts in shelter and camp management, displacement tracking, and gender-based violence risk reduction to support humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean islands most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose. IOM has released around a quarter of a million US dollars from emergency funds for relief in the region.

14 Sep 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean states.

Ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the humanitarian gesture aims to assist and enable international relief efforts to mitigate the suffering of the people on the Caribbean islands. The hurricane wreaked havoc on vital infrastructure and caused human loss.

14 Sep 2017 description


  • IOM has deployed a surge team of six experts to support efforts led by various country offices in the affected region. The team has expertise in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), displacement tracking, shelter management, gender-based violence risk reduction, and NFI/shelter operations.

  • Based in the coordination hub in Barbados and at regional level in Panama, surge experts have already been deployed to the affected islands to conduct assessments.

07 Sep 2017 description

When crisis hits, it is right that the world looks to Britain for its leadership and the UK has already provided lifesaving support.

Updating on the UK’s response to Hurricane Irma, International Development Secretary Priti Patel said:

When crisis hits, it is right that the world looks to Britain for its leadership and the UK has already provided lifesaving support.

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds in excess of 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries on 6 September 2017. Irma’s wide band swept over Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and St Kitts & Nevis with Barbuda and Anguilla most heavily affected. Turks & Caicos and British Virgin Islands are being impacted at time of this update.

• While Regional Rapid Assessment Teams are being organized, governments have reported:

07 Sep 2017 description

As the Northern Caribbean region continues to grapple with the effects of Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, has been in constant communication with the CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and the Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Mr. Ronald Jackson, as they work together to ensure that the needs of the Islands in the Hurricane Irma’s path are addressed in a timely, efficient and safe manner.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 20 2017 (IPS) - The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita.

With droughts becoming more seasonal in nature in the Caribbean, experts say agriculture is the most likely sector to be impacted, with serious economic and social consequences.

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:

16 Jan 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Jan 13 2013 (IPS) - A new initiative is catching on in the Caribbean that aims to increase and sustain agricultural productivity by incorporating information about weather and climate into the farming process, all under the umbrella of climate-smart agriculture.