- 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
This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.
This 12-month report reflects progress against the objectives as well as a revised budget to reflect changes within budgetary lines. The Haiti Red Cross Society began responding to the Zika outbreak in April 2017 through support made available from USAID within this Emergency Appeal. Their work is coordinated from the IFRC Caribbean Cluster office and a revised budget supports their inclusion in this Operation. In addition, the appeal has been extended for an additional 4 months (ending on 31 December 2017).
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.
Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.
Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.
Número de casos de infección por Zika (con rmados y sospechosos)
Producido el 21 de junio de 2016 con data del 16 de junio de 2016
Hasta el 16 de junio la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha reportado que 46 países y territorios en el mundo han sufrido un primer brote desde 2015 y presentan transmisión vectorial en curso.
Summary: Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus predominately transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquitoes (A.aegypti and A.albopictus) - the same type of mosquitoes that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Zika virus is spreading rapidly and increasing scientific evidence is demonstrating the impact of the virus, especially on pregnant women and their infants is far greater than first reported.
Caribbean countries have long dealt with natural hazards stemming from geological and meteorological conditions of islands in the Caribbean sea. Collectively, these hazards have caused loss of life and cost billions of dollars in damages, affecting millions of lives in the process.
This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,380,409 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the National Societies in the Americas region to deliver assistance and support to 200,000 people through direct intervention and 1 million people through indirect community engagement, with a focus on health, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and preparedness. This regional Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis pending further assessment and revision in the coming weeks.
The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the deposit of 6 to 8 inches of rain in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.
During the reporting period, the Barbados Red Cross Society (BRCS) engaged in one major disaster preparedness project funded through the Caribbean DIPECHO VIII disaster risk reduction project; it provided an opportunity to work with local communities on addressing needs for disaster preparedness and resilience-building, as well as to maintain the working relationship with government departments
This report covers the period 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013
In 2013, key programmes and activities of the Barbados Red Cross Society (BRCS) were affected due to lack of funding after the completion of the ECHO-funded DIPECHO VIII disaster risk reduction project and the consequent end of contracts for Disaster Management personnel. Due to the national economic situation the project could no longer continue due to lack of funding. Even community activities which began under DIPECHO VIII were significantly cut back.
1. Who are we?
The Caribbean Regional Representation Office (CRRO) is based in Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the two regional extension offices of the Americas Zone that delivers secretariat services to its member National Societies. It is staffed by a regional representative, and provides finance, human resources and programme coordination support to the 13 Anglophone National Societies of the region.
This report covers the period 01 January 2012 to 30 June 2012
The IFRC`s Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Resource Centre (CADRIM) located in the building of the National Society headquarters, continues to provide a source of expertise, profile-building, much needed income and capacity building. The ECHO-funded DIPECHO VIII disaster risk reduction project is providing support for the Disaster Management Programme, including staff of the Barbados Red Cross for 2012.
The ECHO-funded DIPECHO VIII disaster risk reduction project was the main activity of the National Society during 2012. It provided a continuing opportunity to work with local communities in addressing the needs for disaster preparedness and resilience-building, especially considering the risk of hurricane impact in this region, as well as to maintain the working relationship with government departments.
- Americas Zone Mission
The mission of the Americas Zone is to support Americas National Societies to increase humanitarian and development standards, helping them to remain relevant within their country and sustainable and accountable for their actions, guided by the implementation of Strategy 2020.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.
Programme outcome: the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies‘ secretariat (IFRC) is committed to supporting the National Societies to do more, do better and reach further in order to address the humanitarian challenges faced by the Red Cross Societies in the Americas. The support provided by the IFRC‘s Americas zone office focuses on mainstreaming compliance with the Inter-American Plan and working towards full alignment with the IFRC‘s Strategy 2020.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world. The IFRC’s work is guided by Strategy 2020 which puts forward three strategic aims:
Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 January to 11 April 2011.
Appeal target (current): 1,045,054 Swiss francs.
Appeal coverage: The Appeal coverage currently stands at 61 per cent
· 51,653 Swiss francs were allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation.