- Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Hurricane Tomas - Oct 2010
- Caribbean: Drought - Feb 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Caribbean: Earthquake - Nov 2007
- Hurricane Dean - Aug 2007
- Caribbean: Hurricane Emily - Jul 2005
- Hurricane Ivan - Sep 2004
On 24 and 25 October 2017, the CERF Advisory Group held its annual meeting in New York to discuss the use and management of the fund and provide guidance on key policy issues.
Chair of the Advisory Group, Leni Stenseth and CERF Chief, Lisa Doughten welcomed the new members to the group: Jamie Isbister, Bruno van der Pluijm, Alexandra MacKenzie, Ricardo Toro Tassara, Rahel Asfaw, Claus Lindroos, Alison Milton, Mairo Mandara and Per Enarsson, and provided an introduction to CERF for new members, noting the essential role of the group in providing advice on the future of CERF.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 06 September to 13 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October 2017.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 September to 06 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 13 October 2017.
• Tropical Storm Nate formed on 5 October, travelling north along the Caribbean coastline of Central America towards the US Gulf Coast causing flooding and evacuations and affecting hundreds of homes.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 29 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 6 October 2017.
• At least 10 countries and 12 humanitarian organizations have provided vital supplies and resources to Dominica since Maria made landfall on 18 September.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 25 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 28 September 2017.
The initial response to Hurricane Maria in Dominica is underway as humanitarian organizations arrive to deliver critical aid and carry out assessments throughout the rest of the island.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 20 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 25 September 2017.
• Hurricane Maria pummeled Dominica on 19 September, with early reports citing widespread damage and destruction.
• Reconnaissance teams have conducted flyovers and more assessment teams are expected to arrive on 21 September.
At least one person was killed and two people are missing in the aftermath of category 5 hurricane, Maria which hit the Caribbean islands on 18 September, according to initial reports.
Guadeloupe did not face Maria’s direct impact unlike Dominica, which was caught in the eye of the hurricane.
Este informe es producido por OCHA en colaboración con socios humanitarios y con insumos de instituciones oficiales. Cubre el período del 2 al 3 de octubre de 2016 a las 17:00 horas. El siguiente informe será emitido el 4 de octubre de 2016.
Se esperan condiciones de huracán para Haití y Jamaica la noche del lunes 3 de octubre o la mañana del martes 4 de octubre.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with inputs from official institutions. It covers the period from 2 to 3 October 2016 at 1700 hours EST. The next report will be published on 4 October 2016 at 1700.
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Haiti by Monday evening 3 October or early morning Tuesday 4 October.
High waves combined with excessive rainfall, hurricane-force winds and storm surges could cause extensive damage, primarily in coastal areas.
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Jamaica and Haiti early on Monday 3 October. Of primary concern are potentially catastrophic impacts on Haiti, including wave heights of greater than 16 metres off its southern peninsula and a storm surge of 7 to 10 feet on the south coast. Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches over southern Haiti, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 40 inches. High waves combined with excessive rainfall, hurricane-force winds and a storm surge could cause extensive damage including flooding and landslides.
Caribbean - Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew remains a powerful category 4 hurricane. As of 1700 EST it is located 13.5° N and 73.4° W, some 620 km southeast from Kingston (Jamaica) and 580 km southwest from Port-au-Prince (Haiti) off the north-west coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea moving north west at 6 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 km from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 335 km.
El 29 de septiembre, el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC por sus siglas en inglés) ascendió Matthew a categoría de huracán. Los vientos máximos sostenidos han aumentado a cerca de 75 mph (110 km/h) - un huracán de categoría 1 en la escala de huracanes de Saffir-Simpson. Se espera un fortalecimiento gradual durante las próximas 48 horas.
On 29 September, National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Matthew to a hurricane. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (110 km/h) –a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours.
FLOODS AND RAINS: Rains in Bolivia have affected about 26,200 people. In Brazil some 140 cities are under a state of alert and about 40,000 people are affected.
COLD WEATHER: 156,782 people are suffering from respiratory and health issues in Peru related to below freezing temperatures. Authorities declared state of emergency in districts in 10 regions.
EARTHQUAKE: A 6.5 (Richter) earthquake was registered in Barbados.
No major damages were reported
INUNDACIONES Y LLUVIAS: Las lluvias que han afectado a Bolivia han dejado a unas 26,200 personas afectadas. En Brasil alrededor de 140 ciudades se mantienen en estado de alerta y 40,000 personas están afectadas.
HELADAS: La salud de 156,782 personas ha sido afectada en Perú. Autoridades declararon estado de emergencia en algunos distritos de 10 regiones.
SISMO: Un sismo de 6.5 grados en la escala de Richter se registró en Barbados. No se reportaron daños de importancia.
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.
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.