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20 Dec 2017 description

In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which wreaked havoc across the Caribbean in September 2017, the European Commission has mobilised an additional €3.3 million to support preparedness initiatives that will help countries in the region to avert future crises.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

El Consejo de Defensa provincial indicó que del total de viviendas afectadas se han solucionado más de 10 mil casos y hoy el Estado subsidia mil 860 créditos solicitados por familias damnificadas

SANTA CLARA, diciembre 17.- Con prioridad para los derrumbes totales y parciales de techos de las viviendas damnificadas por el huracán Irma, Villa Clara avanza en la entrega de materiales de la construcción a las personas afectadas por ese evento meteorológico en el territorio.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Tuvo lugar en el policlínico Camilo Cienfuegos, de La Habana del Este, la entrega simbólica de un donativo de la Organización Panamericana/Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) con financiamiento del gobierno de la Federación Rusa; el cual está enmarcado dentro de la ayuda internacional movilizada debido a las afectaciones en el sistema de salud por el huracán Irma, el pasado mes de septiembre

18 Dec 2017 description

STATEMENT BY PREMIER AND MINISTER OF FINANCE DR. THE HONOURABLE ORLANDO SMITH, OBE DURING THE TWELFTH SITTING OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE THIRD HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ON THURSDAY, 14TH DECEMBER, 2017 AT THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ARBITRATION CENTRE, RITTER HOUSE, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA AT 10:00 A.M. BVI RECOVERY

Madame Speaker, I am pleased to provide this update to this Honourable House on the progress of the Territory’s recovery from the devastations of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Santa Clara, 16 dic (ACN) El rescate de los servicios en unos 40 círculos infantiles afectados por el paso del huracán Irma en septiembre último, resulta muestra de una ágil recuperación para un 87 por ciento del total de las instalaciones dañadas.

Sobresalen las acciones constructivas desarrolladas en el local de Isabela de Sagua, comunidad costera seriamente perjudicada donde no existe otro de estos planteles y se restauró con presteza la atención a los pequeños.

17 Dec 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average cereal production estimated in 2017

  • Cereal imports anticipated to decline in 2017 marketing year

  • Hurricane Irma impacts food security in eastern provinces of Cuba

Cereal production in 2017 virtually unchanged from a year earlier

16 Dec 2017 description

In her first Mission to Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta showed a strong commitment to support recovery efforts in Barbuda.

During a two-day mission that finalized yesterday, Ms. Faieta met with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, and discussed immediate and long-term support from UNDP to help “Barbudans get back home” with a home repair initiative. She reiterated UNDP’s commitment to the people and Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

16 Dec 2017 description

The end of the month of November also marked the end of the 2017 hurricane season. Even though Haiti was spared from the major hurricanes that hit the region, hurricanes Irma and Maria, still had an impact on the country, notably the Nord-Est department, which was classified in crisis phase (IPC phase 3) in the IPC report for October 2017 - February 2018. Grand'Anse department was also classified in crisis phase. The IPC report further revealed that about 1.32 million people are severely food insecure in Haiti.

15 Dec 2017 description

SITUATION

  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market as well as natural disasters.

  • Haiti remains susceptible to environmental shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, whose impacts continue to drive food insecurity across the country.

14 Dec 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2018

14 Dec 2017 description

December 14, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD65.5 million in loans and grants to the Government of the British Virgin Islands to assist with the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction of social and economic infrastructure, resulting from the cumulative effects of recent severe weather events.

14 Dec 2017 description

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 13 de diciembre de 2017 - Tres meses después de que dos huracanes de categoría 5, Irma y María, barrieran el Caribe causando víctimas mortales y daños generalizados, miles de niños y niñas siguen necesitando ayuda en toda la región.

13 Dec 2017 description

El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias, con el acompañamiento del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) desarrolla un taller sobre experiencias y lecciones aprendidas durante el paso de los huracanes Irma y María en septiembre de este año.