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11 Oct 2016 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 2007 and FY 2016, 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 natural disasters in the region.

14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

05 Jun 2012 description

The member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS), meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, have underscored the need for action to improve food security in the Americas, including current and future proposals to provide their citizens with access to abundant, safe, and nutritious food.

This was the consensus coming out of the second plenary of the forty-second OAS General Assembly. The plenary ran from Monday into Tuesday.

16 Dec 2011 description

Georgetown, GINA, December 15, 2011

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which is the national body tasked with disaster preparedness for the country, this morning held a “Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination Platform Meeting” in the conference room of the Commission’s Thomas Lands office.

28 Jul 2011 description

Washington, DC, 28 July 2011 (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have agreed to work together to improve health in five PAHO priority countries—Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras, Guyana, and Nicaragua— through a new partnership aimed at enhancing both organizations’ technical cooperation and support.

09 Sep 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 30 June 2010In brief

Programme purpose: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)?

01 Mar 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

- CHILE: An 8.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 710 people and affected at least 1.5 million people.

- HAITI: More than 460,000 have fled Port au Prince.

- EASTERN CARIBBEAN: Losses in the agricultural sector caused by drought could be around US$4.7 million.

- SOTH AMERICA: Floods and landslides are still causing impact in Bolivia and Peru.