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17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

  • USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

  • USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Nov 2017 description

Mexico and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved a grant of USD14 million to CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility). CCRIF provides parametric insurance coverage for government risk to Caribbean and Central American countries.  This form of insurance is designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic natural events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, by quickly providing short-term liquidity when a policy is triggered.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

07 Nov 2017 description

Information on the level of Zika transmission is useful for public health professionals to evaluate the level of risk for people who may be planning to travel to or are recently returning from areas with possible local transmission. The information is updated at least once a month. It is also updated each time a new country reports local vector-borne Zika virus transmission.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

30 Oct 2017 description

BY THE NUMBERS

10 million People in Caribbean directly affected

2.5 million Puerto Rican residents without power, with food and clean water running low.

163 People reported dead or missing in Puerto Rico Sources: UN OCHA Caribbean Hurricane Report, Sept. 18, 2017, Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety, October 20, 2017

NEW INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS

27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF remains one of the key actors supporting humanitarian response efforts across the hurricane-affected countries in the East Caribbean, through a combination of service delivery, technical assistance, communication and advocacy with a two-track approach: immediate humanitarian relief to affected populations and long-term recovery and resilience support. Specifically:

26 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief stakeholders launch post-disaster needs assessment, in coordination with the GoCD

  • USAID/OFDA partner Samaritan’s Purse continues to provide WASH support to affected communities across Dominica

  • USAID/OFDA contributes additional $3.6 million in funding for the hurricane response in Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Oct 2017 description

CARICOM Media Release

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management.

The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

  • 39,000 affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma and Maria-affected countries

  • 19,800 affected children in Dominica

  • 2,900 people in shelters in Dominica

  • 1070 children from Dominica and Barbuda estimated to be integrated in schools in Antigua

Highlights

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

13 Oct 2017 description

El huracán Irma, tormenta categoría 5, azotó el Caribe a partir del 6 de septiembre. En menos de dos semanas, el huracán María, la segunda tormenta de categoría 5, golpeó nuevamente la región. La USAID envío un Equipo de Asistencia para Respuesta ante Desastres. (DART, por sus siglas en inglés) el 7 de septiembre. El DART - que a su máximo contaba con 54 integrantes - se desplegó a 11 lugares en el Caribe para dirigir la respuesta humanitaria del gobierno de los Estados Unidos en coordinación con los gobiernos afectados.

13 Oct 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response in coordination with affected governments.

13 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

Washington, October 13th, 2017-- Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as part of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoCD, WFP, and relief actors distribute 150 MT of food assistance as of October 10

  • USAID transitions to early recovery activities as humanitarian conditions improve

  • Water and electric network repairs continue to progress, facilitating the reopening of markets in urban areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Eastern Caribbean countries and overseas territories continue to respond to two devastating category 5 hurricanes - Irma and Maria - which left a trail of destruction in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Turks & Caicos Islands. Dominica is one of the most affected, hence it remains a primary focus of humanitarian efforts.