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24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2016 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.

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.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 11 500 000

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.

28 Aug 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Aug 28 2013 (IPS) - It’s Saturday, and the entrance hall of a police station in front of the busy market in Salomon in the Haitian capital has become an improvised health post. In a few minutes there is a long queue of people waiting to be seen by the Cuban medical brigade.

21 Nov 2012 description

Humanitarian support for Haiti and Cuba to help save lives and reduce suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was announced today by Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.

The support for the two countries, which have been worst affected by the hurricane in the Caribbean, comes following a new appeal from the United Nations. The UK will provide immediate help for two million people in Haiti and emergency shelter and relief to 20,000 people in Cuba.

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.

07 Jun 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Americas zone office is guided by its work with the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas in line with Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.

07 Jun 2011 description

This report covers the period to 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010

In brief

Programme purpose: The Latin Caribbean Regional Representation supports the National Societies of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in their work towards the strategic aims outlined in the Federation’s Strategy 2020 and goals in their country support plans.

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.

02 Aug 2010 description


This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Latin Caribbean Regional Representation implements the strategy outlined in the Federation of the Future and supports the National Societies of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in their work towards the goals of the Federation's Global Agenda by scaling-up programmes, increasing Red Cross capacity and strengthening its role in civil society.

Programme summary:

17 May 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

h ECUADOR: Some 2,340 people have been affected by the rainy season.

h GUATEMALA: Local authorities provide parcels of beans to assist population in Baja Verapaz.

h LAC: Health authorities keep careful tracks of the dengue situation.

h HAITI; Quake survivors will benefit from UN Food for Work projects.

13 Jan 2010 description

At 4:53 p.m. local time on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Hispaniola Island, just 15 kilometers (10 miles) southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Besides its strong magnitude, the earthquake's shallow depth of roughly 8.3 kilometers (5.2 miles) ensured that the densely populated capital suffered violent shaking.

This map shows the topography and tectonic influences in the region of the earthquake. Ocean areas appear in shades of blue, and land areas appear in shades of brown.