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26 Sep 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 25 sept. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Des averses orageuses sont attendues, en fin d’après-midi et en soirée, sur six départements, jusqu’au mercredi 27 septembre 2017, à l’approche d’une onde tropicale, indique un bulletin de l’Unité hydrométéorologique (Uhm), consulté par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Ces précipitations toucheront notamment le Nord déjà affecté par des inondations, l’Artibonite, le Plateau central, le Sud, le Sud-Est et l’Ouest où se trouve la zone métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince.

26 Sep 2017 description

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

25 Sep 2017 description

Los trabajos de respuesta no cesan. 47 personas fueron rescatadas en Hatillo Palma, Montecristi y el presidente Danilo Medina realizó un recorrido por varias zonas afectadas de esa provincia.

El recorrido abarcó varias regiones del país, noroeste y nordeste específicamente. Allí el mandatario escuchó a los ciudadanos.

25 Sep 2017 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

Main Findings of this Working Paper

25 Sep 2017 description

Presentación

Desde su creación, la OIM ha operado en observancia del principio de que las migraciones, en forma ordenada y en condiciones humanas, benefician a las personas migrantes y a las sociedades.

En su calidad de principal organización internacional para las migraciones, la OIM trabaja con sus asociados de la comunidad internacional para:

  • Ayudar a encarar los crecientes desafíos que plantea la gestión de la migración a nivel operativo.

  • Fomentar la comprensión de las cuestiones migratorias.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Sea Mercy

13 Days that changed the Caribbean

24 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph.

Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

24 Sep 2017 description

This week in New York I expressed Australia’s condolences to Caribbean Foreign Ministers for the loss of life and destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all people affected by the devastation.

The storms’ deadly and destructive impact has been felt in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Martin and the Turks and Caicos.

24 Sep 2017 description

This week in New York I expressed Australia’s condolences to Caribbean Foreign Ministers for the loss of life and destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all people affected by the devastation.

The storms’ deadly and destructive impact has been felt in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Martin and the Turks and Caicos.

23 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Puerto Rico's governor met Saturday with mayors from around the U.S. island territory ravaged this week by Hurricane Maria and discussed urgent needs of their communities, some of which are still threatened by a failing dam.

Governor Ricardo Rossello said Saturday on Twitter that he had seen the damage to the Guajataca Dam, which was overwhelmed by floodwaters after Maria's onslaught. He tweeted, "We reinforce our request that people leave the area as soon as possible."

23 Sep 2017 description

« Le monde doit trouver les moyens de s’adapter aux changements en cours. Et nous aurons besoin pour cela des ressources considérables ». Ban-Ki Moon, Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies (1er janvier 2007 au 31 décembre 2016)

23 Sep 2017 description

In Dominica, the number of fatalities is expected to further rise as large areas of the island remain inaccessible. Until now, 15 deaths and 20 missing people are reported. At least 85% of the population was exposed to moderate or severe damage and needs urgent support in terms of shelter and water. 90% of the buildings have been damaged. There is no electricity, no water and no gasoline and destroyed roads and bridges make it very difficult to access communities. All airports are closed making the shipment of equipment and movement of staff challenging.

23 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • DART staff arrive in Dominica to conduct assessments, support humanitarian response

  • Hurricane Maria damages infrastructure on Saint Kitts and Nevis, causes flooding, limited impacts in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

  • U.S. Government (USG) international humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean totals nearly $7 million

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2017 description

This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.

22 Sep 2017 description

More than 10 countries and territories were directly affected as Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and later the coastal states in the U.S.. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports various levels of damages and needs in Antigua and Barbuda, British, Dutch and French Antilles, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States and territories, among others. Beside, Hurricane María affected recently Dominica and Puerto Rico.

22 Sep 2017 description

San Jose – Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma overwhelmed several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria has multiplied humanitarian needs in the region. Since 20 September, IOM surge team members have been present in Dominica, Sint Maarten, Antigua and Barbados conducting assessments on the needs of affected populations, and supporting local authorities and humanitarian actors to implement preparedness and response activities.