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27 Aug 2014 description

Opinion by Han Seung-soo

For decades, small island countries have been warning the world about the consequences of climate change. While many countries have been debating whether climate change is even happening or who is to blame, small islands have just had to deal with its impact, from extreme weather to rising sea levels and increasing environmental vulnerability.

13 Dec 2010 description

Cancun, Mexico - Forty participants at international climate talks last week in Cancun, Mexico, traveled to the site of a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that has helped as many as 900,000 people prepare to face the impact of disasters.

Representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutes and the media taking part in the 16th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change toured the Yum Balam protected area, north of Cancun, where community-level projects have helped prepare the predominantly …

08 Feb 2010 description

8 February 2010

Commonwealth expert focuses on reducing the Caribbean country's reliance on meat imports

When Hurricane Ivan swept through Grenada in 2004, it left the Caribbean country in ruins. Some 90 per cent of homes on the largest island, also called Grenada, were destroyed; the damage totalled more than US$800 million. As the small island state, which is made up of seven islands, struggled to recover, Hurricane Emily arrived (in July 2005) causing severe flooding.

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.

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.

22 Sep 2008 description

On Friday, September 19, 2008, as a result of the passage of a tropical wave, St Vincent and the Grenadines was drenched by heavy rains which resulted in one (1) death, island wide flooding and landslides which left many roads blocked.

The heavy rains began at about 2.00am and continued for approximately the next twenty four hours. By 6.00am residents were reporting houses being flooded out, rivers overflowing bridges and landslides in several areas of the country.

28 May 2007 description

No. 11/07 BD

Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

A grant of USD5 million was approved to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility established to allow Caribbean governments to economically purchase insurance coverage against hurricanes and earthquakes.

25 Dec 2006 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On the 22nd of December (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 1,026,538.3 US dollars (approximately 113.9 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Restoring Livelihoods in Grenada after Hurricanes Ivan and Emily" that will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in …
13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-first General Assembly
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

26 Sep 2006 description

Washington, D.C., September 26, 2006 (PAHO)-"The search for equity in health is one of the main objectives that guide" the Pan American Health Organization actions in the Americas, PAHO Director Dr. Mirta Roses said today, presenting her annual report to the organization's 47th Directing Council, an annual summit of health ministers who meet to discuss crucial public health issues.

19 Sep 2006 description

The bilateral housing project between the Grenada Red Cross (GRC) and Australian Red Cross (ARC) ended in September.

Following hurricanes Ivan, Emily and Dennis all of which affected Grenada in some way, the ARC which got the funds from Australian Aid (Australian Government) donated approximately US$200,000 to construct 19, three bedroom houses.

In recognition of the project the GRC held a ceremony to thank the ARC for their efforts. The ceremony took place in the presence of beneficiaries of Requin and Stone Road in St.

29 Jun 2006 description

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

16 Mar 2006 description

Taking a page from the book of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with its long established Reserve Fund for Disaster Management, the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society has established a Disaster Preparedness and Relief Fund, to service its local constituents in the event of a disaster.

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.

01 Dec 2005 description

(New York: 1 December 2005): More than 30,000 people remain displaced in temporary shelters in Honduras, in the wake of tropical storm Gamma, the 24th named storm of the official 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, and the last to cause significant damage in the Americas.

26 Sep 2005 description

Jamaicans were warned that the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season would have been an active one, but not much could have prepared them for the possibility of facing two major hurricanes within a matter of days.

23 Sep 2005 description
report Xinhua

BRUSSELS, Sept 23, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), on Friday approved an additional one million euros in aid for victims of floods in Guyana,to follow up on previous decisions worth 1.7 million euros.