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13 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

On 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries. Irma’s wide band swept over Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis, with Barbuda and Anguilla most heavily affected.

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 13 December 2017 – Three months after two category-5 hurricanes - Irma and Maria - barreled through the Caribbean, causing widespread damage and loss of life, thousands of children remain in need of support across the region.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example

12 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Jóvenes de Ciego de Ávila participan en la recuperación de viviendas en las zonas más afectadas de la provincia, después del paso del huracán Irma

CIEGO DE AVILA.— El Contingente Juvenil Ernesto Che Guevara, integrado inicialmente por 100 estudiantes de la Universidad Máximo Gómez Báez, se encuentra en las comunidades de Punta Alegre y Máximo Gómez en apoyo a la recuperación de viviendas, en una de las zonas más afectadas de la provincia tras el paso del huracán Irma.

12 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

En 200 millones en moneda libremente convertible se estiman los montos que deberá cubrir Seguros Internacionales de Cuba

En 200 millones en moneda libremente convertible se estiman los montos que deberá cubrir Seguros Internacionales de Cuba, S.A. (Esicuba), como consecuencia de las pérdidas ocasionadas a sus clientes por el huracán Irma.

Según Alejandro Ramos Fernández, director de la Unidad Empresarial de Ventas de Negocios Especiales de Esicuba, esa entidad continúa tasando dichas pérdidas.

12 Dec 2017 description

December 12, 2017, PARIS – Recent hurricanes have left unprecedented devastation across the Caribbean and it is a traumatic time for all those who live in the region. Whole communities and towns have been decimated, and the global community needs to act quickly and give generously to relieve suffering and help to rebuild. Alongside the on-going emergency response, Caribbean leaders today announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone".

12 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La ministra de Educación Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella apreció en varios de los municipios de la costa norte de esta provincia la marcha de la recuperación de las escuelas y demás instalaciones del sector dañadas por la furia de los vientos del huracán Irma hace poco más de tres meses

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