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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 Jul 2014 description

by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

Countries in the region are being called upon to address the $1.2 million in outstanding contributions owed to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made the call, stressing that CDEMA could do a lot more for countries in the region if it was given the necessary resources.

He was at the time speaking during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of the Council of CDEMA at Hilton Barbados recently.

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.

17 Apr 2013 description

La salud, elemento esencial hoy y luego de 2015

Un desastre, antes que todo, está relacionado al impacto sobre el ser humano en su estado de bienestar físico, mental y social. La destrucción, incluso si fuera súbita y masiva, no es un desastre si no existe repercusión sobre la población. En este contexto, los servicios de salud son esenciales, 24 horas al día y 7 días a la semana, para todas las mujeres y hombres en cualquier lugar del mundo.

15 Apr 2013 description

Health, an Essential Element Now and Beyond 2015

A disaster, above all, relates to people as it affects their state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. Destruction, even if it is sud- den and massive, is not a disaster unless there are repercussions for the population. In this context, health services are essential 24/7, for all women and men, anywhere in the world.

19 Nov 2011 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

17 Dec 2010 description

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) His Excellency Sir Edwin Carrington on Friday held his final press conference as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), pointing to the gains made and challenges faced by the regional grouping over the past year, and charging the media to enhance its role in getting the populace involved in the Community.

The past year, Secretary-General Carrington said, was one of "great difficulty" for the Community.

16 Dec 2010 description
report IRIN

CANCUN, 16 December 2010 (IRIN) - Under the new Cancun Agreements, endorsed at the end of the UN climate change talks in Mexico, countries have been asked to submit their views on the possible development of a climate and disaster risk insurance facility. The one to emulate would be the Caribbean Climate Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF).

The not-for-profit scheme created in 2007 for the 16 members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) offered quick pay-outs and comparatively low premiums, said Sven Harmeling, an adaptation expert with Germanwatch, a non-governmental lobby group.

When …

08 Nov 2010 description

Statement from

The Premier, Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP,

Regarding Hurricane Tomas Appeal

Monday, 8 November 2010

As we in the Caribbean collectively breathe a sigh of relief, now that Tomas is no longer a storm threat, we also regret the loss of life and the millions of dollars in damage left in its wake.

Having gone through similar experiences with Hurricanes Ivan and Paloma, the people of the Cayman Islands empathise with our friends and family in St. Lucia; St.

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)?

08 Mar 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

- CHILE: United Nations Secretary General announced that the UN will provide up to US$10 million from CERF funding.

- HAITI: Second phase of food distribution will go to 300,000 vulnerable families in and around Port au Prince.

- GUATEMALA: UN and partners calls for US$34 million for Guatemala drought.

- BARBADOS: The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has activated its Drought Management Plan.

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.