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17 Jan 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 12 January 2018 06:00 GMT

"I cannot get the best medical help in Puerto Rico, and it has become even worse after Hurricane Maria"

By Robin Respaut and Alvin Baez

KISSIMMEE, Florida, Jan 12 (Reuters) - At Leslie Campbell's office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

03 Jan 2018 description

Donation will help Habitat build capacity for its operations in local communities and assist with ongoing disaster recovery efforts

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".

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.

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

02 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

Tropical Storm Maria formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is the tenth most intense on record. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the north-eastern Caribbean, and is considered to be the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. It also caused catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico.

01 Nov 2017 description

Feature

Iraq

Affected areas Kirkuk and Salah Din governorates
Cause of displacement Conflict
Figures More than 133,000 new displacements between 21 September and 17 October

Context

17 Oct 2017 description

HOUSTON (Oct. 17, 2017)—Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Backhurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

11 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

La Casa Blanca pidió el martes al Congreso $5.000 millones de dólares para aminorar la crisis fiscal que aqueja al gobierno de Puerto Rico tras el paso del huracán María, mientras decenas de miles de puertorriqueños continúan su éxodo hacia territorio continental estadounidense.

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Tropical Storm Nate is being blamed for more than 20 deaths across Central America as it tracks toward a likely U.S. landfall in the coming days as a hurricane.

At least 11 people died in Nicaragua and seven others were reported missing as thousands evacuated homes due to flooding, Vice President Rosario Murillo said.

At least eight people, including two children, were killed in Costa Rica because of heavy rains, according to emergency officials.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

04 Oct 2017 description

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Agencia para Sustancias Tóxicas y el Registro de Enfermedades (ATSDR) están trabajando con agencias federales, estatales y locales, así como con socios en el sector de la salud mundial, en la respuesta a los huracanes Harvey, Irma y María.

04 Oct 2017 description

BACKGROUND

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are working with federal, state and local agencies as well as global health partners in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

This document summarizes cleared key messages about Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the response by CDC and its partners. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

02 Oct 2017 description
report El País

La isla se encuentra paralizada con carencias de electricidad, combustible, agua y comida, 11 días después de ser arrasada por el huracán María

Roberto Pagán lleva una gorra de comandante en jefe de Estados Unidos pero no lo es. Él es alcalde de Lares, un municipio rural del centro de Puerto Rico que después del huracán María ha quedado, dice, “como un barco a la deriva”.

29 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

El gobierno del presidente Donald Trump declaró el jueves que sus esfuerzos de socorro para Puerto Rico son exitosos; nombró a un militar para que esté a cargo de las operaciones de recuperación y suspendió por 10 días las restricciones para que embarcaciones extranjeras lleven provisiones a la isla, pero sin embargo, los puertorriqueños aseguran que la ayuda es escasa y desorganizada.

28 Sep 2017 description
report El País

El Pentágono instala un centro de comando en la isla y se espera la llegada a la isla de miles de soldados de la Guardia Nacional

23 Sep 2017 description

23 de septiembre de 2017

Las últimas semanas han sido extremadamente difíciles para varios Estados Miembros de la OEA, que han sido golpeados por 3 huracanes seguidos - Harvey, Irma y María. Han afectado a numerosas islas en el Caribe, especialmente Barbuda, en Antigua y Barbuda, la Mancomunidad de Dominica, Puerto Rico, Florida y amplias zonas de Houston, en Estados Unidos. Estos desastres se han cobrado muchas vidas, han causado miles de millones de dólares en daños a hogares, negocios e infraestructuras.

23 Sep 2017 description

September 23, 2017 These past few weeks have been extremely difficult for several OAS Member States who have been hit by 3 hurricanes in quick succession - Harvey, Irma and Maria. They have affected several islands in the Caribbean, especially Barbuda, in the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Commonwealth of Dominica, Puerto Rico, Florida and large parts of Houston, in the United States. These disasters have claimed many lives and caused billions of dollars of damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure.