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23 Feb 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:43 GMT

"We're waiting for an earthquake to come at any moment"

By Anastasia Moloney

16 Feb 2018 description


Thursday, 15th February, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen,

Shortly after Hurricane Irma affected the Territory, a Disaster Recovery Coordinating Committee (DRCC) was established to provide oversight and advice on all aspects of the Territory's recovery activities and initiatives following the unprecedented trio of disaster events - floods of August and hurricanes Maria and Irma in September.

16 Feb 2018 description

Persons can now apply for Recovery Grants under the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme.

The programme is designed to address the needs of persons requiring housing support while replenishing the housing stock in order to be disaster resilient.

Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Ms. Alisia Browne said offering additional forms of assistance will expand the scope of persons who can apply for and receive the needed help to rebuild homes.

14 Feb 2018 description

The PAHO/WHO Country Office for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands donated computers and communication equipment to the Ministry of health.

The PAHO/WHO Country Office for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands donated computers and communication equipment to the Ministry of health, The Bahamas, to strengthen its emergency response operational capacity of the Ministry of Health. Additionally, a small contribution was made towards the repair of a Community clinic in Ragged Island that was damaged by Hurricane Irma.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

En la provincia se observa un horizonte que se transforma tras la devastación provocada por el huracán Irma

SANTA CLARA, Villa Clara.— El recuerdo del huracán Irma sigue más lacerante en aquellos que lo perdieron todo o casi todo, pero reconforta apreciar cómo se desvanecen sus huellas a golpe de la renovación constructiva en esta provincia, confirmado en la solución de 17 776 afectaciones en viviendas hasta enero último, y de otras instalaciones de la prestación de servicios a la población.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

No es muy atractiva la apariencia de los mercados agropecuarios estatales por estos días. Ese rostro alerta de que es el hombre el que tiene que jugarle cabeza al tiempo. La zafra papera, que se inicia por Mayabeque, podría al menos calmar algunas ansias, porque se espera obtener más de 137 000 toneladas

09 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

La recuperación de más de 9 300 viviendas afectadas por el huracán Irma se inscribe entre los esfuerzos principales de Ciego de Ávila a cinco meses del paso de ese evento meteorológico, que dañó a poco más de 31 500 inmuebles

Autor: Ortelio González Martínez | internet@granma.cu

9 de febrero de 2018 17:02:25

09 Feb 2018 description

Following on from the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, government services have resumed across all sectors, but it is important for the general public and our clients to be aware that there remain challenges in a number of key areas which currently impact service delivery.

The islands of Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay which account for 54% of government staff, suffered significant damage to government infrastructure during the last hurricane season. This is in addition to damage to schools which accounted for the majority of loss.

09 Feb 2018 description

Panama/Geneva, 09 February 2018 — Nearly five months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria lashed the island nations of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Cuba, long and at times uneven recovery efforts are underway to rebuild damaged infrastructure and resume basic services.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
461 000 people

FAO requires
USD 22 million

January – December 2018

Haiti remains affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises exacerbated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew (2016) and to a lesser extent Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017), which have severely disrupted food production, impacting overall food security.


FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

08 Feb 2018 description

With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.

08 Feb 2018 description

The impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the strong motion and seismic network throughout the BVI is being examined this week.

Director of the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Programme at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Professor Martinez-Cruzado is leading a team of engineers to conduct the exercise.

08 Feb 2018 description


An expert review has been launched into the effectiveness of early warnings in the Caribbean during the devastating 2017 hurricane season in order to strengthen resilience against future disasters.

08 Feb 2018 description

One thousand and seventy four households have benefitted from the financial assistance programme led by the BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles with the support of the Government of the British Virgin Islands.

The programme received financial support of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA), and is now complete.

07 Feb 2018 description

Le gouvernement chinois rejoint le PNUD pour soutenir le relèvement de l'île

Barbuda, Codrington – L'hôpital Hannah Thomas de Barbuda est l'un des 250 bâtiments dont les toits seront bientôt réparés grâce au soutien du PNUD et un financement de 2 millions de dollars du Gouvernement chinois.  

07 Feb 2018 description

Barbuda, Codrington – 26 January 2018 – The Hannah Thomas Hospital in Barbuda is among the first of 250 buildings whose roofs are being rebuilt, following a US$2 million support from the China Aid Post Disaster Restoration initiative, implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Antigua and Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services (NODS).

06 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2018

As delivered

Distinguished guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Advisory Board Annual Meeting. Today, we will celebrate the achievements of UNDAC as it marks its 25th Anniversary this year. We will discuss how we can further strengthen UNDAC to ensure that it continues to be a nimble, effective international emergency response mechanism in a fast-evolving operational environment.

06 Feb 2018 description

Release date: February 6, 2018
Release Number: 115

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of last September, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

04 Feb 2018 description

On 1 February 2018, Mr. Panyarak Poolthup, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, presented a contribution of 50,000 euros or approximately 2 million baht from the Royal Thai Government to the Government of the Republic of Cuba as humanitarian assistance to the Cuban people affected by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.