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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.

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 over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. MAA49001; Programme Update no.

11 Aug 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. For more information: www.ifrc.org

29 Jun 2006 description

"Building back better" advocated for reducing effects of storms, aid officials say

28 Feb 2006 description

(Guatemala City, 28 February 2006): A three-day lessons learned workshop and high level regional meeting on guidelines for better preparation for the forthcoming 2006 hurricane season begins today in Guatemala City. It has been organized by the Centre for Coordination for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America, CEPREDENAC, the Executive Secretary of the National Coordination for the Reduction of Disasters, CONRED, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala and the United Nations.

31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

26 Aug 2005 description

IP/05/1069

Brussels, 26 August 2005 -The Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) launched its 5th DIPECHO (for Disaster Preparedness ECHO) Action Plan for the Caribbean. €3.5 million will be allocated for disaster preparedness in the region.

19 Aug 2005 description

St Georges, Aug 18, 2005 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has unveiled a new programme to improve disaster relief management across the Caribbean.

27 Jul 2005 description

SITUATION: Caribbean countries and Mexico continue cleanup and recovery efforts from two substantial hurricanes earlier this month: hurricanes Dennis and Emily. Dennis affected Haiti and Cuba while Emily affected Jamaica, Grenada, Mexico, as well as parts of Texas.

16 Jul 2005 description

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HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

16 Jul 2005 description

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HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

15 Jul 2005 description

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

15 Jul 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0109

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Hurricane Emily - The Caribbean

15 Jul 2005 description

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HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 20
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL