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03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

Natural and weather related disasters are increasing in frequency. The countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean remain vulnerable to the impact of these natural and man-made disasters.

In 2006 and 2007, the Pan American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) provided operational, logistics and preparedness support to the region's National Societies in response to 33 emergencies, in an effective and efficient manner according to the needs.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Goal: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

30 Jun 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/06/2007. In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary: Developing countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean remain vulnerable to the impact of natural and man-made disasters.

23 May 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

26 Apr 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering fromdisasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

31 Jan 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

31 Dec 2006 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

30 Nov 2006 description


The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

In Brief

- This DREF Bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time.

- CHF 25,000 (USD 20,757 or EUR 15,723) was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to respond to the needs in this operation.

29 Nov 2006 description

PORT ANTONIO, (JIS): Representations are to be made to various government agencies on behalf of residents of Western Portland, who were affected by the heavy rains last week.

This assurance was given by Member of Parliament for the area, Errol Ennis, after a tour of affected communities on Saturday, November 25.

He noted that heavy equipment had already been engaged to clear blocked roads in some affected areas, adding that urgent attention would be given to those roadways which have either been destroyed or badly damaged.

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27 Nov 2006 description


NATURE OF EVENT

The flash flood warning has been lifted for the island. The atmosphere is becoming more stable but there are still large amounts of moisture which can easily trigger rainfall.

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED

The table and the Map below detail communities that have been reported affected over the period of the event.

24 Nov 2006 description

Several communities in the Parishes of Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann were affected by flooding and landslides due to torrential rainfall November 23-24, 2006.

22 Nov 2006 description

By ODPEM

Kingston, Jamaica, November 21, 2006(ODPEM) -The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by the Meteorological Service that, due to the present frontal system affecting the island, unstable weather conditions (with scattered showers and thunderstorms across most parishes) is expected to continue tonight into tomorrow.

All Parish Disaster Coordinators have been advised to put their shelter managers on alert for prompt action if necessary. To date, ODPEM has had no reports of extensive flooding. However, reports were received of:

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