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24 Jan 2020 description
report European Union

Brussels

UNIQUE ID: 200123_10

In response to an invitation by President of Guyana David Granger, the European Union has decided to deploy an EU Election Observation Mission to observe the General and Regional elections scheduled for 2 March 2020. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, has appointedUrmas Paet, Member of the European Parliament as Chief Observer.

21 Jan 2020 description

This revised Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 12.5 million Swiss francs, (increased from 8.8 million Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support nine National Societies’ (NS) continued delivery of humanitarian support to the steadily increasing population movement in the Americas. This revised Appeal aims at supporting Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay NSs to deliver assistance and support to at least 455,900 people for 27 months.

13 Jan 2020 description

La Matriz de Seguimiento al Desplazamiento (DTM) es una metodología para seguir y monitorear el desplazamiento y la movilidad de la población migrante. Ha sido diseñada por la OIM para captar, procesar y difundir información con la finalidad de proporcionar una mejor comprensión de los movimientos y las necesidades cambiantes de las poblaciones en movimiento. En Panamá, la DTM se activó en el año 2019, en respuesta a la llegada irregular de grupos de migrantes extrarregionales provenientes del Caribe, África y Asia, a través del Parque Nacional Darién en frontera con Colombia.

13 Jan 2020 description
report R4V

PARTICIPATION

The fifth round of the Quito Process (Quito V – Bogota Chapter) took place on 14-15 November (2019), with the participation of 12 States from Latin America and the Caribbean, along with key cooperating States, international financial institutions and other actors.

02 Jan 2020 description

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most disaster-prone region in the world 152 million affected by 1,205 disasters (2000-2019)

548 FLOODS: - Floods are the most common disaster in the region.
- Brazil ranks among the top 15 countries in the world with the greatest population exposed to river flood risk.
- On 12 occasions since 2000, floods in the region have caused more than US$1 billion dollars in total damages.

18 Dec 2019 description

New York - The Spotlight Initiative’s Operational Steering Committee has approved €122 million for new investments across 12 countries and programmes in the Caribbean, Central Asia and Pacific regions.

The approved funds will kick-start programmes to end violence against women and girls in Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, and a new regional programme in the Pacific.

10 Dec 2019 description
report R4V

Caribbean Sub-Region Refugees & Migrants Response Plan:

Summary Figures In recent years, five countries in the Caribbean have been hosting growing numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela: Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. As of September 2019, it is estimated that around 100,000 refugees and migrants arrived by air, land and sea to the Caribbean sub-region.

06 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

El incremento en el desplazamiento podría ser una nueva tendencia, ya que se prevé que el cambio climático causará más huracanes de categoría 4 y 5 en la región.

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06 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

‘As impact of climate crisis worsens, Caribbean islands see six-fold increase in number of children displaced by storms, new UNICEF report shows

Spike in displacement could be new norm as climate change predicted to cause more Category 4 and 5 hurricanes in the region

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04 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are hosting over 3.7 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees out of the 4.5 million Venezuelans migrating worldwide. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the country of origin for the second largest number of people displaced across international borders. Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago are hosting at least 2.8 million people – 77 percent of all migrants and refugees in the region.

03 Dec 2019 description
report CCCM Cluster

Session overview Objectives

• Review recent capacity-building initiatives
• Identify capacity-building priorities & way forward Session outline
• Review since last year
• Current capacity-building initiatives
• Learning Needs Assessment overview
• Group work – priorities by region
• Plenary

Capacity-building review since last year

• Capacity-building session Cluster Retreat 2018

01 Dec 2019 description

UNDP is launching a multi-million-dollar project in nine Caribbean countries, with generous support from the Government of Canada and the UK Department for International Development.