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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.

26 Aug 2009 description

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is continuing efforts to improve its performance and efficiency levels as well as that of its partners.

Recently, the department in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) through the Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management Harmonization Implementation Project which is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), embarked on a training session in pursuit of this objective.

The three-day training focused on a Results-Based Management …

29 Mar 2005 description


The ruinous track of Hurricane Georges, September 20-26, and the even more devastating path of Hurricane Mitch, October 23 - November 3, 1998. A category 3 hurricane when it hit the Dominican Republic, Georges caused extensive damage as it moved slowly over some of the most populated and productive regions of the country. When Mitch struck Honduras the following month, it was a category 5 (the most intense on the hurricane scale). Though Mitch lost strength inland, its heavy rains caused catastrophic flooding and mudslides while it was stalled over Central America.

04 Mar 2003 description

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
Launched on: 9 December 1999 for two months for CHF 802,000
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: CHF 100,000

21 Dec 1999 description

Overview of Current Situation

As a result of Hurricane Lenny, assessments indicate that the vast majority of the damage was to infrastructure and the environment, especially coastal roads, sea defenses, docks, and beaches. The widespread destruction in the Eastern Caribbean has negatively impacted numerous industries, including agriculture, fishing, natural resources management, and tourism. The humanitarian needs are not overwhelming and primarily consist of relief supplies and assistance for persons who lost their homes.

09 Dec 1999 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 802,000 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 4,700 BENEFICIARIES FOR 2 MONTHS

06 Dec 1999 description

Overview of Current Situation

  • As a result of Hurricane Lenny, assessments indicate that the vast majority of the damage was to infrastructure and the environment, especially coastal roads, sea defenses, docks, and beaches. The widespread destruction in the Eastern Caribbean has negatively impacted numerous industries, including agriculture, fishing, natural resources management, and tourism. The humanitarian needs are not overwhelming and primarily consist of relief supplies and assistance for persons who lost their homes.
03 Dec 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 99/0244
Hurricane Lenny - Caribbean Region
OCHA Situation Report No. 8

30 Nov 1999 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA 99/0240
Hurricane Lenny - Caribbean Region
OCHA Situation Report No.7

25 Nov 1999 description

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAMS AT WORK IN AFFECTED STATES

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Following on the decision to assist countries in expediting their respective damage assessment process, Regional Teams have been deployed to the affected States. Funding for this effort was made possible by the Eastern Caribbean Donors Group as provided for in their Operations Order.

25 Nov 1999 description

Caribbean:
Hurricane Lenny
25 November 1999
Information Bulletin N=B0 4

23 Nov 1999 description

Hurricane Lenny Caribbean Region
OCHA Situation Report No.6
23 November 1999

23 Nov 1999 description

Washington November 23, 1999 - Federal disaster aid for the U.S. Virgin Islands was authorized today to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Lenny, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the territory this afternoon following a review of damage assessment data submitted by the agency.

23 Nov 1999 description

Storm Track

  • The National Hurricane Center released its last public advisory concerning Tropical Storm Lenny at 4:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 21, 1999. At that time, the storm had been downgraded to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 30 MPH and higher gusts in a few squalls to the east of the depression's center.
22 Nov 1999 description

Hundreds of thousands of Chechens seek refuge

22 Nov 1999 description
report UN General Assembly


Press Release - GA/9665
Deeply concerned about the fact that natural disasters continued to claim high numbers of casualties and cause immense material damage globally, and that the frequency and magnitude of such catastrophes were an ever increasing material and moral burden to States, the General Assembly this morning asked the Secretary-General, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, to formulate the modalities for the utilization of the Standby Disaster Response Unit by the relevant agencies of the United Nations system.

21 Nov 1999 description

569 - WTNT31 KNHC 212038 -TCPAT1BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION LENNY ADVISORY NUMBER 34
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
5 PM AST SUN NOV 21 1999

...LENNY WEAKENING...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 56.1 WEST OR ABOUT 370 MILES...595 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH ...20 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY.

20 Nov 1999 description

Issued: 20 November 1999

Region Responds to Islands affected by Hurricane Lenny

INTRODUCTION

Whilst Hurricane Lenny continues to adversely affect the Eastern Caribbean, Countries have begun the tedious process of assessing damage and restoring normalcy whilst remaining vigilant for any further disruptions from this very unpredictable storm system.