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06 Nov 2008 description

Data Elements: Tropical Storm Paloma is located over the Caribbean Sea. This system is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 MPH. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 MPH.

Observation Device: GOES-12 4 km infrared imagery.

Visualization Date: November 6, 2008 08:08:40

16 Oct 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008

In brief

Programme purpose:

During the first semester of 2008, the aim of the Regional Representation for Central America and Mexico is to support scaling up the efforts of National Societies in the region to develop and execute programmes in an efficient and integrated way.

16 Oct 2008 description
report Oxfam

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture. However, decades of misguided policies by developing country governments on agriculture, trade, and domestic markets - often promoted by international financial institutions and supported by donor countries - have prevented poor farmers and rural workers from reaping the benefits of higher commodity prices. As a result, the crisis is hurting poor producers and consumers alike, threatening to reverse recent progress on poverty reduction in many countries.

30 Sep 2008 description

Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Background

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, and drought. In addition, disasters triggered by environmental and industrial incidents, such as forest fires and chemical and oil spills, pose a potential threat. At times, El Niño Southern Oscillation events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of these hazards.

03 Jun 2008 description

What's Inside:

COSTA RICA: More than 5,400 people were affected by Tropical Storm Alma and losses are estimated at 33 million US dollars.

BELIZE: At least 7,193 persons have been affected and 5 people have died due to the floods caused by Tropical Storm Arthur.

EL SALVADOR: The government upgraded the alert from Green to Yellow due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Arthur.

HURRICANE SEASON

TROPICAL STORM ALMA

On May 28th, a tropical wave developed south of Central America, and by late afternoon the system became the first tropical depression of the 2008 season.

02 Jun 2008 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Ha empezado el 1 de junio

Los pronósticos siguen incrementando el n=FAmero de tormentas y huracanes para los próximos meses

Madrid, 2 de junio de 2008 - El 1 de junio ha comenzado la temporada de huracanes que se prolongará hasta el 30 de noviembre. Y ya se han registrado las dos primeras tormentas (Alma y Arthur).

31 May 2008 description

Both the eastern Pacific and Atlantic hurricane seasons of 2008 were inaugurated within a few days of each other in late May and the first days of June. That these two "season openers" occurred in the same week wasn't simply a coincidence: they were related. On May 29, thunderstorms over the Pacific Ocean about 250 miles southwest of Nicaragua became Tropical Storm Alma: the first named storm of the 2008 eastern Pacific season. Alma moved north and made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua.

30 May 2008 description

MANAGUA, May 30 (Reuters) - Alma, the first tropical storm of the hurricane season, lost its strength on Friday over Central America, sparing oil platforms in southern Mexico after slamming parts of the region with deadly winds and rain.

The storm struck Nicaragua's Pacific coast on Thursday with winds near 65 mph (100 kph), killing two people as strong gusts toppled trees and power lines and ripped roofs off flimsy homes.

One man was killed in the coastal fishing village of Masachapa when he was electrocuted by downed power lines and another died in similar circumstances in the …

30 May 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session
Item 68 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of
humanitarian and disaster relief assistance
of the United Nations, including special
economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian
assistance of the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2008
New York, 30 June-25 July 2008
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and disaster

25 Apr 2008 description
report World Vision

- Agency pre-positioning supplies to 'jump-start' response when storms hit

- Global warehouses store additional aid for large disasters

Seattle, WA, April 25, 2008- After a record two Category 5 hurricanes last year, World Vision is pre-positioning supplies and preparing communities across the Caribbean and Latin America for this summer's storms and other natural disasters.

29 Feb 2008 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

14 Jan 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/06/07 to 31/10/07.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The Panama Regional Representation has been strongly supporting the important work of National Societies which focuses on assisting people of …