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10 Dec 2017 description

Release date: December 9, 2017

Release Number: DR-4339-PR NR 066

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Federal assistance to survivors, municipality governments and Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria now tops $1 billion less than three months after Maria’s landfall.

More than a million Puerto Rican residents registered for FEMA assistance. FEMA has provided funds to more than 366,000 families in Puerto Rico including:

10 Dec 2017 description
report El País

La estadística de defunciones indica que después del paso del huracán el 20 de septiembre hasta finales de octubre la cifra diaria de fallecimientos se desbordó con respecto a 2016 y 2015

10 Dec 2017 description
report El Nuevo Diario

El secretario del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de Puerto Rico, Héctor Pesquera, informó hoy que dos personas más murieron en casos relacionados con el paso del huracán María por la isla, lo que eleva a 64 el total de fallecidos.

El Gobierno de Puerto Rico informó hoy a través de un comunicado que uno de los casos se reportó en el municipio de Orocovis y otro en el de Morovis, ambos en el interior de la isla caribeña.

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29 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Tras el paso del huracán María el pasado 20 de septiembre, la tasa de pobreza en la isla caribeña se incrementó de 44,3 por ciento a 52,3 por ciento

Resguardada por esplendorosos follajes verdes, las autopistas o las grandes edificaciones metropolitanas, la pobreza era hasta hoy una realidad oculta en Puerto Rico, al rebasar el 52,3 por ciento tras el huracán María.

29 Nov 2017 description

Introduction

Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.

29 Nov 2017 description

Importance of environmental migration for Latin America

Latin America, along with the Saharan countries of Africa, is among the regions that are most fragile and vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The most vulnerable countries have been identified as Haiti, Guyana, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. Projected variations in rainfall patterns will bring about changes in the water cycle, such as sudden floods, droughts and the consequent risk of forest fires.

23 Nov 2017 description

Plus de 2 milliards de dollars américains en contribution au relèvement annoncés lors de la Conférence ONU-CARICOM

22 Nov 2017 description
report El País

Más de 150.000 boricuas se han ido a Florida desde el huracán María en una estampida que podría llegar a convertirse en la mayor ola migratoria de la historia del Caribe

Lo que sabe Nadja de Orlando, la ciudad a la que la trajo su madre hace dos semanas, es que cerca está Disney y que allí vive Cenicienta, que es "bella, bella, bella".

22 Nov 2017 description

Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.

22 Nov 2017 description

Nueva York, 21 de noviembre de 2017 – Tomando en consideración las necesidades urgentes que tienen los países afectados por los huracanes Irma y María, la Conferencia de Alto Nivel CARICOM-ONU: creación de una comunidad más resiliente al clima" movilizó una amplia alianza para apoyar los esfuerzos de reconstrucción, incluso por medio de más de 1.3 mil millones de dólares en promesas y más de 1 mil millón de dólares en préstamos y alivios de la deuda.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Direct Relief announced on Monday a commitment of up to $5 million in cash grants to assist health facilities in Puerto Rico as they continue to address ongoing health needs following Hurricane Maria.

Today’s commitment follows more than 126 shipments of emergency medical aid, totaling $29.7 million, from Direct Relief to health centers, clinics, hospitals, and medical teams throughout Puerto Rico.

16 Nov 2017 description

Esta segunda remesa es el resultado de la colaboración conjunta entre la sociedad civil e instituciones del Estado

El gobierno de Panamá enviaron en el mes de noviembre tres contenedores con alimentos secos, pañales, útiles de aseo y agua a Puerto Rico afectado por el Huracán María.

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15 Nov 2017 description

Nearly two months have passed since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving thousands homeless and most of the island without electricity, water, communications, and basic services. International Medical Corps deployed disaster response experts to Puerto Rico in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria and remains there today, working with health clinics and communities to help them rebuild in the wake of this devastating storm.

While conditions have improved, some 66 percent of the island’s residents still remain without power.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are continuing to address community needs while dealing with their own property damage in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Officials have been unable to give an accurate death toll from the storms as of yet. CNN is reporting that about 1 million people are still without running water and 3 million of the country’s 3.4 million are without power. Roads have washed away, hampering supply deliveries and travel.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

More than half of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is still without power, more than seven weeks after Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, devastated the Caribbean island. The continuing lack of basic human needs is driving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans to leave, with most of them coming to the southern U.S. state of Florida.

Almost two months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in late September, life is still challenging for most people on the island .

Whole neighborhoods are still underwater and more than half the island is still without power.

11 Nov 2017 description

Release date:
November 10, 2017
Release Number: DR 4339-PR NR 052

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–While the federal government continues its historic response in Puerto Rico to hurricanes Irma and Maria, strong indicators of stability are evident.

  • Capabilities are renewed in Puerto Rico’s healthcare system and medical infrastructure: 99 percent of Puerto Rico’s hospitals are operational, 94 percent of Puerto Rico’s dialysis centers are open and treating patients, and 72 treatment clinics open. By next week all hospitals in Puerto Rico are expected to be open.

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.