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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.

07 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

6 June 2016 – With efforts under way to assist countries to take up a comprehensive strategy with achievable targets, the United Nations is seeking to drastically reduce the number of people affected by natural and man-made disasters from the 100 million who suffered last year.

Those people include more than 50 million who faced drought. Flooding, earthquakes and hurricanes brought devastating consequences to millions of others in all parts of the world.

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.

18 Jan 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 over 181 countries.

23 Oct 2005 description
report American Red Cross

Punta Gorda residents apply lessons from Hurricane Charley in Preparing for Wilma to Make Landfall

Written by Kevin Titus , Special to Redcross.org

Sunday, October 23, 2005, PUNTA GORDA, Fla.

18 Jul 2005 description


Location of operation:CARIBBEAN

Amount of decision: EUR 500,000

Decision reference number: ECHO/-CR/BUD/2005/01000

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population:

1.1. - Rationale:

23 Jun 2005 description
report UN General Assembly

A/60/89-E/2005/79
General Assembly
Sixtieth session
Item 74 (a) of the preliminary list*
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the
coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of
the United Nations

Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2005
New York, 29 June-27 July 2005
Item 5 of the provisional agenda**
Special economic, humanitarian and

18 May 2005 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 over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No.

24 Jan 2005 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 over 181 countries.

01 Jan 2005 description


The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project.

31 Dec 2004 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. The Federation is the world's largest humanitarian organization, and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. All international assistance to support vulnerable communities seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, according to the SPHERE Project. This document reflects a range of programmes and activities to be implemented in 2005, and the related funding requirements.

27 Dec 2004 description

Long after Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne exhausted themselves, USAID continues to play a role in their clean-up in many Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries.

USAID has provided an estimated $22 million in assistance in the Caribbean in response to the hurricane devastation of the late summer - early autumn months, directed from USAID's Office on Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

Flood Waters in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne

The U.S.

07 Dec 2004 description

USAID plans to increase efforts aggressively to form public - private partnerships in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Assistant Administrator Adolfo Franco told a major conference of Caribbean and Central American Action on Wednesday, Dec, 7 in Miami, FL.

He said the push for creative partnerships was a new directive from USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios.

"Essential to achieving our vision for prosperity in the hemisphere is the notion of partnerships....

03 Dec 2004 description

by Allison Ali in Trinidad

The end of the 2004 hurricane season has been welcomed by residents of the Caribbean.

01 Dec 2004 description
report American Red Cross

Written by Lesly C. Hallman , Staff Writer, RedCross.org

Wednesday, December 01, 2004 -- American Red Cross volunteers around the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief thanks to the official end of hurricane season on November 30th. This year's season was one of unprecedented storms and an equally unprecedented response from the Red Cross and other relief agencies.

The Red Cross began to mobilize its staff and volunteers on Aug. 11, in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley, expected to land in the Gulf Coast.

30 Nov 2004 description

Philippines: Flash Floods Compound Typhoon Damage

19 Nov 2004 description

New York, NY - In what has been the most active hurricane season in a decade, residents of Florida, Alabama, and at least seven other states on the east coast continue to recover from the devastation wrought by four major hurricanes -- Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. In all, the storms claimed more than 70 lives in the United States, damaged more than 100,000 homes, and disrupted the lives of millions.

10 Nov 2004 description

Richard Boucher, Spokesman, Washington, DC

The United States is launching a $100 million hurricane recovery program as part of our commitment to helping the nations of the Caribbean hit hardest by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.

This $100 million in assistance is in addition to our initial disaster assistance totalling $19.4 million.

27 Oct 2004 description

Note: This report updates the last fact sheet dated October 20, 2004.

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
SOURCE
Haiti 300,000 people affected OCHA1 - October 1
Grenada 100,000 people affected OCHA - October 1
Bahamas 8,000 people affected IFRC2 - October 4
Jamaica 19,000 people evacuated to shelters ODPEM3 - September 23