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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.

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

22 Sep 2009 description

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Caribbean Red Cross Program Transitions into Second Phase

A USAID/OFDA-supported Red Cross program to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Caribbean concluded its first phase in August and will begin phase two in October.

The program, "Readiness to Respond: Increased Disaster Preparedness through Enhanced Coordination and Community Awareness," is a joint effort between USAID/OFDA, the American Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Caribbean Red Cross societies.

USAID/OFDA provided more than …

08 Sep 2009 description
report MADRE

Deadly Water

Houses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor country like Nicaragua.

But the deadliest part of a hurricane is actually something that rarely makes it to the front-page headlines: a water supply contaminated by raw sewage and other pollutants. This water can cause cholera, typhoid and dysentery. These illnesses are often fatal for babies and young children.

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

24 Aug 2009 description

Pour répondre aux désastres naturels qui touchent régulièrement le département de Gracias a Dios au Honduras, Handicap International a mis en place depuis décembre 2008 un projet de préparation et de réduction des risques, impliquant la pleine participation des personnes handicapées

Les habitants du département de Gracias a Dios, zone extrêmement pauvre de la cote caraïbe du Honduras, sont régulièrement frappés par des catastrophes naturelles, notamment des cyclones.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

21 Jul 2009 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

Cruz Roja Mexicana tiene listos a sus 29 mil voluntarios para apoyar en cualquiera de los estados del país que pudiera resultar afectado por la temporada de huracanes que ya comenzó, y de la cual se espera que durante julio a noviembre se registren 25 fenómenos naturales.

Así lo señaló el presidente nacional de Cruz Roja Mexicana, Daniel Goñi Díaz, durante la firma de ampliación de convenio para apoyo en desastres naturales en el que participan el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), la Fundación del Empresariado en México (FUNDEMEX) y la Fundación Wal -Mart …

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.

05 Jun 2009 description

Glide No. TC-2008-000077-CRI

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

30 Apr 2009 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The global financial crisis is creating a major recession in both developed and developing countries. According to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund, Nicaragua is considered at 'medium' vulnerability to negative effects of the financial crisis at macrolevel, based on its current GDP growth and financial reserves.

26 Mar 2009 description

Agreement will expand scope of risk assessment project in the region.

The Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank signed a memorandum of understanding on March 6th formalizing a joint effort to develop the Central American Probabilistic Risk Assessment (CAPRA) initiative.

The CAPRA initiative seeks to enhance the understanding disaster risk throughout the region by establishing a common methodology and tools to assess disaster risk.

24 Mar 2009 description

Representantes de los ocho países que firmaron, en el 2001, el Mecanismo Regional de Ayuda Mutua ante Desastres se reunieron del 16 al 19 de marzo para actualizar este mecanismo.

Representantes de los Entes Rectores de los Sistemas de Protección Civil y de las Cancillerías de Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá y Rep=FAblica Dominicana, se reunieron en las instalaciones de COPECO, en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, del 16 al 19 de marzo para analizar el estado actual de la coordinación para la asitencia humanitaria en la región, y actualziar el Mecanismo …

09 Mar 2009 description

Simulacro del Sistema de Alerta Temprana Ante Huracanes en el Atlántico - SATHA

El Sistema de Alerta Temprana ante Huracanes en el Atlántico -SATHA-, es el conjunto de instrumentos y recursos humanos que unidos trabajan con la finalidad de salvaguardar la vida de las personas y en la medida de lo posible proteger sus bienes materiales.

La Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres -CONRED-, realizó el día 07 de marzo el simulacro del SATHA, en la comunidad de Santa María del Mar en Puerto Barrios, Izabal, con la finalidad de evaluar los procedimientos y poner aprueba los …

04 Mar 2009 description

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, droughts... nothing anyone can do will prevent them. But a lot can be done to reduce their impact - especially if there's an early warning.

In Central America, one of the world's most disaster prone regions, WFP has taken the lead in developing a disaster early warning system.

The new system works as a one-stop shop for information on droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions.

22 Dec 2008 description

GLIDE No. TC-2008-000078-BLZ

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

17 Nov 2008 description

Cruz Roja Nicarag=FCense entregó rendición de cuentas al SE-SINAPRED por fondos recibidos para dar respuesta a la emergencia de la Tormenta Alma y del Tornado en Muhán.