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15 Jun 2012 description

By David Singh

GENEVA, 15 June 2012 - As the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off, all 16 member governments of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) have committed for the sixth year in a row to renew their hurricane and earthquake insurance for 2012-2013 and earned themselves a 25% premium rebate.

08 Nov 2010 description


- CARIBBEAN: Tomas causes losses in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Haiti.

- CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica and Panama remain in a state of alert due to heavy rains, more than 5,000 affected.

- BOLIVIA: Drought worsens food crises in the country

08 Nov 2010 description


- El CARIBE: Tomás dejó pérdidas en Santa Lucia, San Vicente y las Granadinas, Barbados y Haití.

- AMéRICA CENTRAL: Fuertes lluvias mantienen a Costa Rica y Panamá bajo alerta, hay más de 5,000 afectados.

- BOLIVIA: la sequía agudiza la crisis alimentaria en Bolivia.

22 Sep 2009 description


Caribbean Red Cross Program Transitions into Second Phase

A USAID/OFDA-supported Red Cross program to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Caribbean concluded its first phase in August and will begin phase two in October.

The program, "Readiness to Respond: Increased Disaster Preparedness through Enhanced Coordination and Community Awareness," is a joint effort between USAID/OFDA, the American Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Caribbean Red Cross societies.

USAID/OFDA provided more than …

31 Aug 2009 description


Latin American Countries Adopt the Incident Command System

USAID/OFDA is providing assistance to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that are implementing the Incident Command System (ICS).

The ICS is a predefined chain of command first employed in the U.S. state of California in the 1970s in response to extensive forest fires.

19 Jun 2009 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) In a region where people move freely, there is growing concern in the Caribbean over the spread of the H1N1 Virus, and this has prompted Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) in Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to meet in an emergency session to craft protocols specific to the Region on how to tackle this global pandemic.

These protocols are to be presented to CARICOM Heads of Government when they meet in Guyana 2-5 July 2009, the CARICOM Secretariat's Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development, …

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Goal: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

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

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.

24 Sep 2004 description

Diplomats from the countries most affected by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean region told their colleagues at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today that they need the help of the international community to recover.

At the beginning of the session, the Permanent Council held a moment of silence in memory of the victims of Hurricane Jeanne, which left more than 1,100 people dead and more than 1,000 still missing in Haiti.

Haiti's Alternate Ambassador to the OAS, Jean Ricot Dorméus, said that in addition to the terrible loss of life, his country …

15 Sep 2004 description

Barbados, Sep 15, 2004 (CDERA) - An Emergency CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago this morning is receiving an assessment of the damage caused by Hurricanes Charley, France, and Ivan on member states.

In addition to presenting the economic and human costs of the damage on eight CARICOM member states, Coordinator of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) Jeremy Collymore will also present an assessment of the disaster management structure with recommendations for improvement.

"The paper being presented by CDERA seeks to provide the meeting …

15 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 12.00 noon


Barbados, Sep 16, 2004 (CDERA) -- An updated weather forecast, issued this month, predicts more intense hurricane activity for the next six weeks.

In his revision, Professor William Gray of the Atmospheric Science Department of the Colorado State University is predicting a total of 16 storms, eight hurricanes, and five intense hurricanes.

13 Sep 2004 description

With citizens now picking up the pieces after hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan cut a deadly trail through The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St.

24 Sep 2002 description
report American Red Cross

Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

14 Dec 2001 description

The 2001 hurricane season was above average.

In December 2000 Professor William M Gray et al, forecasted that the 2001 hurricane season would be a below average hurricane season. However, at the beginning of the 2001 hurricane season, this team updated their forecast on June 07, 2001 to indicate that the season would be above average consisting of 12 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 intense hurricanes. The long-term averages are: Tropical Storms-10, Hurricanes-6 and Major Hurricanes-2. (NOAA, 2001).