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10 Dec 2017 description

Release date: December 9, 2017

Release Number: DR-4339-PR NR 066

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Federal assistance to survivors, municipality governments and Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria now tops $1 billion less than three months after Maria’s landfall.

More than a million Puerto Rican residents registered for FEMA assistance. FEMA has provided funds to more than 366,000 families in Puerto Rico including:

10 Dec 2017 description

Release date: December 9, 2017

Release Number: NR 62

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – U.S. Virgin Islanders affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria now have until January 8, 2018to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 décembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a appelé vendredi les Etats à contribuer à hauteur de 1 milliard de dollars au Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) - un fonds de l'ONU qui soutient les opérations humanitaires de secours dans le monde.

09 Dec 2017 description

Belgrade, 8 Dec 2017 – The government of Serbia adopted at today's session the decision to send to the Republic of Albania financial assistance of €100,000 for the rehabilitation of the consequences of the floods that recently hit this country.

Due to the difficult humanitarian situation, the government of Serbia will, in addition to its financial resources, also send assistance in the goods.

08 Dec 2017 description

35 linesmen have arrived to assist the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) with the restoration of electricity in the Territory.

General Manager, Mr. Leroy Abraham said, “We just received a team from Jamaica, Magtech Enterprise Co., so approximately 35 linesmen were engaged. They came in on December 3 and we have them split amongst the various local teams that are here.”

Additionally, he said the team from Jamaica will be here for a period of three months and will also be working on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke.

08 Dec 2017 description

SG/SM/18819-IHA/1442

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.

07 Dec 2017 description
report UN Women

As the hurricane season ends in the Caribbean, and three months since Hurricane Irma caused the entire island of Barbuda to evacuate, Farmala Jacobs, Acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda says the devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean this year show that we can no longer afford to leave anyone behind, and most certainly not women and girls.

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

07 Dec 2017 description

Release Number: NR 58

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – After Hurricane Irma devastated much of St. Thomas and St. John three months ago, St. Croix became a base of operations for first responders, who began life-saving and life-sustaining missions to support survivors. But within two weeks, fierce winds and torrential rains from Hurricane Maria struck St. Croix, devastating even more infrastructure and services. Hurricane Maria caused further complications to the response for emergency workers and residents across the territory.

07 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La recuperación de los daños provocados por el huracán Irma ocupará un lugar preponderante en el Plan de la Economía del próximo año, afirmó en Ciego de Ávila el general de cuerpo de ejército Joaquín Quintas Solá

07 Dec 2017 description

Mission Highlights

  • The 2017 spring agricultural season was characterized by unfavourable distribution and quantity of rainfall, making it the fourth consecutive season since 2014 that significantly deviates from the long-term precipitation pattern.

  • Domestic food availability in 2017 is estimated at 550 000 tonnes, about 3.5 percent less than in 2016 and almost 6 percent below average. The decline is essentially due to lower outputs for both maize and sorghum.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

06 Dec 2017 description

La réflexion menée sur le renforcement des capacités de la Croix-Rouge française et sur la mise en place d’un dispositif de réduction des risques récurrents de catastrophes concerne toute la zone des Antilles. En effet, celle-ci est exposée aux ouragans, séismes, inondations, et est d’autant plus vulnérable qu’elle est composée de nombreuses petites îles isolées.

06 Dec 2017 description

Après une phase d’urgence et d’accompagnement de la population qui aura duré huit semaines, il s’agit désormais de se projeter vers la reconstruction de Saint-Martin, fortement impacté par l’ouragan Irma.