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30 May 2018 description

For interview requests or additional materials, please contact Sueann Tannis, Head of Corporate Communications - mobile: +1 (246) 826-3343 or tanniss@caribank.org.

May 30, 2018, ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada – The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, is urging regional leaders and development partners to work collaboratively and proactively to address the Region’s vulnerabilities, and to support resilience-building in the energy, agriculture and air transport sectors.

23 May 2018 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2017, the Joint Programme provided support to more than 60 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors. Peace and Development Advisors are at the forefront of the Programme’s efforts, they support the UN system to effectively adapt and respond to complex political situations and identify areas for preventive action.

23 May 2018 description

The economic crisis in Venezuela has led to a deterioration of the humanitarian conditions and increased humanitarian needs. Import restrictions and hyperinflation reduce availability and access to basic goods and services. The economic crisis is exacerbated by a political crisis revolving around the erosion of democratic institutions. While the number of people in need in Venezuela and the severity of need is unclear due to lack of data, surveys conducted by local organisations point to an increasingly dire situation.

04 Apr 2018 description

In brief

Several countries have disaster risk management plans, which need to be taken into consideration in the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

  • Many Caribbean countries have already mainstreamed adaptation into national development plans and climate change policies

  • Robust institutional arrangements provide an enabling environment for advancing adaptation planning.

28 Mar 2018 description

Contributing to more effective risk management of crises and disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean

INTRODUCTION

The 2018 version of the Index for Risk Management for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-INFORM) has been launched at the beginning of this year. LAC-INFORM 2018 is an update of LAC-INFORM 2017, the first version of this regional index.

20 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas Entre enero de 2016 y el 13 de marzo de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas notificaron casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.

20 Mar 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 20 mar (AGN).- La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y la Unión Europea (UE) desarrollan de forma conjunta el Programa Impacto, Resiliencia, Sostenibilidad y Transformación de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FIRST, por sus siglas en inglés) para contribuir a mejorar la nutrición en Guatemala y otros 33 países de África, Asia, el Caribe y América Latina.

10 Mar 2018 description

Los comisionados están recabando información sobre las causas fundamentales de las desigualdades en salud en la región. Este año presentarán su informe final con recomendaciones concretas para eliminar esas brechas.

09 Mar 2018 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Entre enero de 2016 y enero de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas han notificado casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil,
Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.

23 Feb 2018 description

La Organización Panamericana de la Salud reiteró su recomendación de que los viajeros internacionales deben vacunarse contra la fiebre amarilla al menos diez días antes de viajar o visitar zonas donde circula el virus.

Entre 2016 y 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas han notificado casos de fiebre amarilla informó la Organización Panamericana de la Salud este viernes.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

01 Dec 2017 description

Tena, ECUADOR, 1 dic (ABI).- El canciller Fernando Huanacuni informó el viernes que en la XIII Reunión de Ministros de Relaciones Exteriores de los países miembros de la Organización de Tratado de Cooperación Amazónica (OTCA), que se celebra en la ciudad de Tena, Ecuador, se analizarán y propondrán acciones frente al cambio climático.

"Se va a definir cuáles van a ser las acciones como países, cómo vamos a resolver el impacto del cambio climático, cómo vamos a resolver el cuidado de la Madre Tierra", explicó en una entrevista con la radio estatal Patria Nueva.

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.

25 Sep 2017 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary

Main Findings of this Working Paper

20 Sep 2017 description

The Caribbean has been buffeted by an exceptional number of intense storms and hurricanes this year. In the space of just a few days, Hurricane Irma has been followed by Hurricanes José and Maria, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Hurricane Irma formed near Cabo Verde towards the end of August and, according to the US National Hurricane Center, was the strongest hurricane on record to form in the Atlantic Ocean.