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03 May 2010 description

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

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's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Programmes summary:

In regards to the humanitarian challenges facing the Caribbean, the …

16 Nov 2009 description

The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management (CCDRM) Fund announces the third call for project proposals. Grants will be made on a competitive basis to support small-scale projects at the community level that deliver measurable results in natural disaster risk reduction and/or in the reduction of the negative impacts of climate change. Projects may range in duration from a few months to two years in maximum duration.

Priority will be given to projects in the $25,000 to $75,000 CDN range.

20 Oct 2009 description

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

In 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's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Programmes summary:

The first half of 2009 was characterized by finalizing the …

20 Aug 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-000095-SUR

Period covered by this Final Report: 27 June 2008 to 27 February 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 911,135 (USD 751,235 or EUR 592,038);

Final Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 27 June 2008 for CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280) for six months to assist 3,000 families (15,000 beneficiaries).

- CHF 140,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in responding by delivering assistance.

- Revised …

10 Jul 2009 description

In response to the announcement that leaders of the Major Economies Forum had agreed to hold rising temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) today reaffirmed its call for short- and medium-term targets that would limit increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Addressing a Headquarters press conference on climate change, Dessima M.

01 Jun 2009 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008 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.

28 May 2009 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) is encouraging the people of the Caribbean to become 'Red Cross ready' for the 2009 hurricane season which officially starts today, June 1st and ends on November 30th.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters say the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be near-normal. However, the IFRC is advising the public to prepare for the possibility of being hit by a storm.

It takes just one hurricane to provoke a humanitarian disaster.

23 Jan 2009 description

GLIDE n°FL-2008-000095-SUR

Period covered by this Operations Update: 22 September to 11 December 2008.

Appeal target: CHF 911,135 (USD 751,235 or EUR 592,038).

Appeal coverage: 100%.

Appeal history:

- Emergency Appeal launched on 27 June 2008 for CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280) in cash, in-kind, or services to support the Suriname Red Cross (SRC) to assist 3,000 families (15,000 beneficiaries) for six months.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF): CHF 140,000 (USD 133,333 or EUR 86,047) was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the …

14 Nov 2008 description

By CDERA

Paramaribo, Suriname; November 10, 2008 (CDERA) - Suriname will participate in a €3.4-million (US$5-million) project financed by the European Development Fund (EDF) and being undertaken by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA).

11 Sep 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008

In 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's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Programme summary: The first half of 2008 was an extremely busy year for the region.

28 Jul 2008 description

GLIDE no. FL-2008-000095-SUR

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 844,295 (USD 861,181 or EUR 518,927) in cash, kind, or services to support the Suriname National Society to assist 3,000 beneficiaries for six months.

CHF 140,000 (USD 133,333 or EUR 86,047) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation.

07 Jul 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 27 June 2008 to 7 July, 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280).

Appeal coverage: 0%;

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 27 June 2008 for CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280) in cash, kind, or services to support the Suriname Red Cross to assist 3,000 families (15,000 beneficiaries) for 6 months.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 140,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond.

Summary: Heavy rains have …