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01 Nov 2011 description

PANORAMA GENERAL

Existe evidencia científica que confirma que el cambio climático ha incrementado la intensidad de las tormentas tropicales y sus efectos sobre la elevación de la temperatura atmosférica y de la superficie del mar. Si este comportamiento continúa agudizándose, en las próximas décadas, los países de la región - particularmente América Central, la Región Andina y el Caribe, estarán expuestas a precipitaciones más fuertes y sequías más severas.

13 Sep 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

 THE CARIBBEAN: Last week, 3 storms hit the Caribbean and Mexico. Alerts for rain were issued in three states in Mexico.

 MEXICO: Heavy rains, not associated with the hurricane season, affected 40,000 people.

 BRAZIL: Nearly 1 million people have been affected by rains, 37 municipalities are on alert.

12 Sep 2011 description

DESTACADOS:

 CARIBE: En una semana 3 ciclones afectaron la región y a México, donde tres estados están en alerta por lluvias.

 MÉXICO: Lluvias no asociadas a la temporada de huracanes han afectado a unas 40,000 personas.

 BRASIL: Casi 1 millón de afectados por lluvias, 37 municipios en alerta

06 Sep 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

-BAHAMAS: IFRC allocated US$88,600 for Hurricane Irene while PAHO issued an Appeal for US$400,000.

-GUATEMALA: At least 1,430 people have been affected by rains, 245 houses damaged.

-HONDURAS: A storm surge has affected 375 people

06 Sep 2011 description

DESTACADOS:

  • BAHAMAS: IFRC asignó fondos por US$88,600, mientras la OPS emitió un llamamiento por US$400,000.

  • GUATEMALA: Unas 1,430 personas afectadas por lluvias, 245 casas con daños.

  • HONDURAS: Un fuerte oleaje afecta a 375 personas

19 Jul 2011 description

En la reunión acordaron incluir el cambio climático como prioridad para la agenda del desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe

ANTIGUA, Guatemala – Cerca de 50 funcionarios de ocho países de la región participaron en el Segundo Diálogo de Políticas de Cambio Climático organizado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en Antigua, Guatemala del 19 al 20 de julio. El objetivo del diálogo que inicia hoy es promover acciones concretas de mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático para impulsar el crecimiento sostenible en América Latina y el Caribe.

22 Sep 2009 description

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Caribbean Red Cross Program Transitions into Second Phase

A USAID/OFDA-supported Red Cross program to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Caribbean concluded its first phase in August and will begin phase two in October.

The program, "Readiness to Respond: Increased Disaster Preparedness through Enhanced Coordination and Community Awareness," is a joint effort between USAID/OFDA, the American Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Caribbean Red Cross societies.

USAID/OFDA provided more than …

31 Aug 2009 description

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Latin American Countries Adopt the Incident Command System

USAID/OFDA is providing assistance to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that are implementing the Incident Command System (ICS).

The ICS is a predefined chain of command first employed in the U.S. state of California in the 1970s in response to extensive forest fires.

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.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Goal: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

02 Nov 2007 description

La tempête tropicale Noël, devenue ouragan, a balayé plusieurs pays des Caraïbes (République Dominicaine, Cuba, Haïti, Bahamas). Les coulées de boue et inondations ont provoqué la mort de plus 100 personnes. Des dizaines de personnes sont portées disparues, des milliers de personnes ont dû être évacuées et se retrouvent sans abri.

Au Mexique, plus d'un million de personnes ont été affectées par les inondations qui ont touché le Sud du pays et plus particulièrement l'Etat du Tabasco.

02 Nov 2007 description

UN/ISDR 2007/16

After the devastation caused by tropical storm Noel in the Caribbean states and the current floods in Tabasco, Mexico, the UN secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction is urging governments and the international community to better protect people against "predictable" disasters, and do more to reduce risk and vulnerability to hazards.

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report predicts more frequent and intense tropical cyclones (typhoons and hurricanes) and floods as a result of climate change; we are already seeing …

27 Aug 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

In Brief

Final Report; Period covered: 26 October 2005 to 31 December, 2006; Final appeal coverage: 79%.

30 Nov 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. MAA49001; Programme Update no.

11 Aug 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

09 Aug 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

30 Jun 2006 description

The Federationís mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the worldís largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

29 Jun 2006 description

"Building back better" advocated for reducing effects of storms, aid officials say