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11 Oct 2016 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

05 Oct 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

HAVANA, Oct 5 2012 (IPS) - The main challenge that climate change poses for architecture in Cuba is that local residents themselves should be able to adapt and prepare their homes for the difficulties faced in this hurricane-prone island nation, said Dania González, a professor of architecture.

Cuba has a serious housing shortage, aggravated by the impact of hurricanes like Ike, Gustav and Paloma, which damaged over 647,000 homes in 2008, including nearly 85,000 that totally collapsed, as part of an estimated 10 billion dollars in economic losses.

25 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

HAVANA, May 24, 2012 (IPS) - In Los Palacios, a farming community in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río, local residents are still working hard to rebuild after the damage caused by two of the three hurricanes that hit this country in 2008. "It was just horrible," people here say when asked about what happened.

28 Feb 2011 description
report ACTED


ACTED engages Kyrgyz youth in the promotion of peace and development (Kyrgyzstan)

The benefits of developing the milk value chain (Nicaragua)

Building the Pokot communities' resilience to drought through strengthening livelihoods and improving access to water (Uganda)

Opera makes its debut at the Bactria Cultural Centre (Tajikistan)

Another type of reconstruction in Haiti

Durable skills for durable futures in Iraq

Water to develop areas for the reinstallation of repatriates (DRC)

FOCUS : Amid the devastation, basic living conditions restored for …

28 Feb 2011 description

Objectives: The purpose of the evaluation is to take stock of the ERRF since its 2008 activation in Haiti and to provide feedback on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and connectedness to stakeholders, with the aim of highlighting ERRF operational strengths and areas for improvement while also noting anecdotal evidence on results that may be directly attributed to the ERRF.

11 Nov 2010 description

El "Plan 2008-2010 de apoyo de España a las labores de recuperación de Cuba tras el paso de los huracanes Gustav y Ike", cuenta con un marco presupuestario global de 24,5 millones de euros

Como continuación a las visitas de seguimiento a los proyectos apoyados por la Cooperación Española en el marco del "Plan 2008-2010 de apoyo de España a las labores de recuperación de Cuba tras el paso de los huracanes Gustav y Ike", se ha hecho un recorrido por algunos de los 112 centros escolares que están siendo rehabilitados en el marco del proyecto de "Apoyo a la …

25 Oct 2010 description

A grant of $1.728 million Euros ($203.83 million) was signed Friday (October 22) under the Tropical Storm Gustav Recovery Project, at a press briefing at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in Kingston.

The grant, signed between the Government and the World Bank, will be used to support government's efforts to restore the levels of service in selected community infrastructure, specifically early childhood, primary and all age schools, and community heath clinics to pre-tropical storm levels.

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon.

27 Aug 2010 description

By Chris Herlinger/CWS

Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite, Haiti-It was nearing the end of another hot, sunny day near Petite Riviere in the northern department, or province, of Artibonite, and Arnold Alcimé stood on his two-acre plot of land and shook his head in frustration.

Life as a farmer has never been more difficult than it is now, said the octogenarian, recalling earlier times when credit and new equipment were easier to get and when the land itself seemed to suffer less.

05 Aug 2010 description

Bruxelles, le 5/08/2010

C(2010) 5286 final


vu le traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne,

vu l'accord de partenariat ACP-CE signé à Cotonou le 23 juin 20001, tel que révisé par l'accord signé à Luxembourg le 25 juin 20052, et en particulier l'article 34 de l'annexe IV, vu le règlement (CE) n=B0 617/2007 du Conseil du 14 mai 2007 relatif à la mise en oeuvre du 10e Fonds européen de développement dans le cadre de l'accord de partenariat ACP-CE3, et notamment son article 7,

vu la Convention de Financement …

02 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Latin Caribbean Regional Representation implements the strategy outlined in the Federation of the Future and supports the National Societies of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in their work towards the goals of the Federation's Global Agenda by scaling-up programmes, increasing Red Cross capacity and strengthening its role in civil society.

Programme summary:

20 Jul 2010 description

Haïti - Des efforts sont déployés à travers Haïti en préparation des tempêtes tropicales et des ouragans qui constituent cette année un danger particulier en raison du million et demi de personnes déplacées par le séisme vivant dans des tentes et des abris.

La communauté humanitaire se prépare au pire en mettant déjà à disposition des matériaux de construction d'abris d'urgence pour 25 000 familles en vue d'accroître la capacité de construction d'abris afin de couvrir les besoins de 130 000 familles, soit 650 000 personnes, d'ici septembre.

Dans le même temps, une …

20 Jul 2010 description

Efforts are being stepped up across Haiti in preparation for a summer of tropical storms and hurricanes, which this year pose a particular danger because of the 1.5 million displaced people living in tents and shelters.

The humanitarian community is preparing for the worst by prepositioning emergency shelter materials for 25,000 families with a view to increase to increase the shelter response capacity to cover the needs for 130,000 families (650,000 people) by September.

At the same time a communications strategy is being put in place to issue warnings to Haitians to prepare for …

02 Jun 2010 description


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Director, National Meteorological Service, Sylvia McGill speaking at a press conference held today (June 1) at ODPEM's headquarters in Kingston, as the agency kick starts activities for Disaster Preparedness Month under the theme: 'Disaster Preparedness.Be in the Know don't just go with the Flow!'

The National Meteorological Service has announced that, effective this hurricane season, watches and warnings will be issued 12 hours earlier than in previous years.

The announcement was made by Director, National Meteorological …

01 Jun 2010 description

Geneva, Switzerland - Local governments are showing their commitment to protect cities and citizens from natural hazards by signing up to a new global disaster risk reduction campaign.

Davos (Switzerland), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Santa Tecla (El Salvador) and Baofeng (China) are the latest to join the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction's Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready campaign, which is aimed at guiding to process to put in place much-needed disaster reduction plans.

On 30 May 2010, leaders from eight cities - Bonn (Germany), Mexico City (Mexico), …

01 Jun 2010 description

(Port-au Prince/New York, 1 juin): La saison des ouragans, qui commence officiellement aujourd'hui et s'annonce encore pire que d'accoutumée, pourrait créer une nouvelle crise au moment o=F9 la réponse humanitaire est en cours à Haïti.

« Même quand tout va pour le mieux, ce pays est complètement exposé aux ouragans », a déclaré Sarah Muscroft, Chef du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) à Haïti. « Il y a encore beaucoup de personnes vulnérables en raison du tremblement de terre récent. Un ouragan important cette année serait dévastateur.

01 Jun 2010 description

(Port au Prince/New York, 1 June 2010): The formal start of the hurricane season today - predicted to be even worse than usual - heralds a new and potentially worse crisis in the ongoing humanitarian response in Haiti.

"This is a country acutely exposed to hurricanes at the best of times," said Sarah Muscroft, Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti. "With so many people still so vulnerable after the recent earthquake, a serious hurricane this year could be devastating.

31 May 2010 description

Period covered by this Interim Final Report: 8 September 2008 to 8 September 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 6,412,000 (USD 5,929,461 or EUR 4,222,032);

Final Appeal coverage: 96%;

Appeal history:

=B7 CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) in starting early damage and needs assessments following Hurricane Gustav.

=B7 An Emergency Appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 8 September 2008 for CHF 6,417,524 (USD 5,834,112 or EUR 3,973,699) to assist 40,000 people for a …

26 May 2010 description
report Government of Haiti

Report prepared by the Government of Haiti, with support from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations System

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that caused unprecedented hu-man, social, economic, and environmental destruction across the country and the Latin American and Caribbean region. This earthquake ranks among the most deadly and devastating in the world's recent history and deals a crippling blow to Haiti's recovery process.