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01 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Las tasas de homicidio más altas del mundo se encuentran en la región. El embarazo adolescente es otra de las causas que también impide que decenas de miles de niños y niñas alcancen su máximo potencial.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Sea Mercy

13 Days that changed the Caribbean

21 Sep 2017 description
map MapAction

Map showing the track of Hurricane Maria over the Caribbean, their wind speed estimate and forecastpath

19 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

After weathering Hurricane Irma just days ago, residents in the Caribbean are bracing for yet another potentially destructive threat gathering strength in the Atlantic.

Hurricane Maria has intensified to a Category 3 storm and is expected to gain strength to a Category 4 before making landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Maria’s first landfall is expected to occur Monday night on the islands of Dominica and Martinique.

19 Sep 2017 description
map MapAction

Map showing the track of Hurricane Maria over the Caribbean, their wind speed estimate and forecastpath

18 Sep 2017 description

International Medical Corps disaster response experts in the Caribbean and Florida are already identifying pressing needs so they can provide much-needed assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Now, with Hurricane Maria gaining strength in the eastern Caribbean, our experts are monitoring its path and preparing to respond should it be needed.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance

Media Contact

03 Jun 2015 description

Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters

Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux


01 Dec 2011 description
report AlertNet

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AlertNet) - Caribbean farmers are struggling to maintain production of key crops, including bananas and vegetables, in the face of more extreme weather, which could leave the region short of food and the foreign exchange earnings needed to pay for rising imports.

Read the full story on AlertNet

02 Nov 2010 description

SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (November 2, 2010) - The Caribbean Media Exchange, a US non profit organization, is responding to the needs of Caribbean nations and citizens badly hit by Hurricane Tomas which left death and destruction in its wake last weekend.

The IRS registered 501(c)(3) organization which produces media symposia on sustainable tourism development has started an online hurricane emergency relief campaign targeting regional and international travel and tourism industry partners as well as the Caribbean's populations abroad.

"CMEx will work with …

22 Aug 2007 description

SITUATION: Hurricane Dean, hitting the Mexican coast as a Category-5 hurricane yesterday, has been downgraded to a Category-1 storm as it crosses the Yucatan peninsula, though it is expected to strengthen as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico.

In its wake, Dean has toppled hundreds of homes and trees in Mexico and neighboring Belize, as well as causing damage in St. Lucia, Dominica, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Martinique.

21 Aug 2007 description



Hurricane Dean tore through the Caribbean August 19-21. Jamaica and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula took the direct hit from Hurricane Dean after it had lashed the coastlines of Haiti, Belize and other Caribbean nations. This massive storm that struck Mexico as a rare category 5 hurricane weakened after crossing the Yucatan Peninsula, but may gain strength before it makes landfall again.

UMCOR is contacting partners in the region to determine its response.

20 Aug 2007 description

August 19, 2007, Baltimore, MD - With Hurricane Dean expected to touch land in Jamaica Sunday afternoon, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has disaster relief experts on the ground, emergency supplies in hand and $50,000 on standby.

Holly Inurreta, Regional Technical Advisor for Emergencies in Latin America and the Caribbean, is monitoring the situation from the capital, Kingston, and is available for phone interviews.

She can discuss how the government is readying the island, how residents are preparing for the storm, and how CRS is prepared to help in its wake.

10 Sep 2004 description

Geneva, 10 September 2004 - Hurricane Ivan, the third hurricane of the month, is roaring through the Caribbean causing devastation. Ivan is moving towards the west threatening Jamaica and Cuba with winds that have reached 220 km/h.

According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA). Ivan has hit Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada so far. The worst hit island is Grenada, where the death toll was 17 and the damages, according to Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, were 85%.

09 Sep 2004 description

SITUATION: Hurricane Ivan -- already a devastating and threatening storm that has killed at least 20 people after hitting Grenada, Barbados and other Caribbean nations -- now threatens Jamaica and Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The Category-5 storm, already with winds of 160 mph, is taking a path that could take it across Jamaica and Cuba and eventually to Florida.

This menacing storm damaged 90 percent of the homes in Grenada, and was expected to hit Jamaica by Friday and Cuba within two days.

Already the 2004 hurricane season is the deadliest and most severe in a …

09 Sep 2004 description
report Salvation Army

As Hurricane Ivan continues to make its way through the Caribbean, Salvation Army Officers and personal are currently assessing damage, and needs in various parts of the islands. The Army's Headquarters for the Caribbean, which is located in Kingston Jamaica, has received initial word from its officers in the various islands that Ivan has ripped through. As specific details pertaining to relief efforts and needs are reported, we will be sure to share them on our website.

09 Sep 2004 description
report Oxfam

Islands in the south-eastern Caribbean are currently being hammered by winds in excess of 200 km/h (125 mph).

Hurricane Ivan has already caused the deaths of at least 10 people and destroyed 90% of buildings on the island of Grenada, according to the Grenada's Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell.

17 Aug 2001 description
report DisasterRelief

Tropical Storm Chantal was downgraded to a tropical wave on Thursday night (Aug. 16). The National Weather Service discontinued all storm watches and warnings for the islands of the Lesser Antilles, where Chantal was expected to strike.