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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.

06 Dec 2017 description

Des conditions stables sauf dans les zones affectées par les aléas climatiques

MESSAGES CLÉS

05 Dec 2017 description

The Government of the Virgin Islands welcomes the approval of the first 855 applicants to receive cash benefits under the Financial Assistance Programme.

The programme is being implemented by the BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles with financial support from UKAID, British Red Cross, Caritas Antilles and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to provide financial assistance to vulnerable households which met the eligibility criteria.

04 Dec 2017 description
report El 19 Digital

Los medios de comunicación de Cuba han resaltado el donativo que hiciera el Gobierno y Pueblo de Nicaragua para los damnificados del ciclón Irma.

Uno de estos medios fue Radio Rebelde, que destaca el arribo a la isla de esa ayuda humanitaria procedente de tierras pinoleras.

A continuación nota de Radio Rebelde (puede leer el artículo original AQUÍ:)

04 Dec 2017 description

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts. Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the Botanical Gardens.

04 Dec 2017 description

The DTM in Antigua and Barbuda assessed evacuation centers (collective centers) primarily through the site assessment component which includes visits, observations, physical counts and key informant interviews. This Return Intention Survey captures essential information on the population including their intentions and perceptions to obtain a comprehensive view of the displaced population and provide targeted assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) remaining in evacuation centers. This report includes data collected during the period of 20-21 November 2017.

01 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

El gobierno de Suiza entregó ayer un donativo de 1,93 millones de dólares al Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), el cual será destinado a la rehabilitación de viviendas e industrias, así como al apoyo alimenticio en los territorios afectados por este fenómeno hidrometeorológico.

01 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma- and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

171
# children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica

Highlights

01 Dec 2017 description

The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has completed delivering humanitarian aid to Cuba.

A ship delivered the third cargo of relief supplies to the port of Mariel Artemisa province of Cuba on the night of 1 December. There is some 200 tons of construction materials, mobile power stations and food from Rosrezerv (the Federal State Reserves Agency). Two more cargoes of more than 900 tons of relief supplies were delivered to Cuba earlier in the month.

01 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

En 2017 se formaron en la región de un total de 18 organismos tropicales, de los cuales diez alcanzaron la fase de huracán, seis de ellos de gran intensidad y dos categoría 5 (Irma y Maria)

Una temporada ciclónica muy activa concluyó para los cubanos este 30 de noviembre con la formación en la región de un total de 18 organismos tropicales, de los cuales diez alcanzaron la fase de huracán, seis de ellos de gran intensidad y dos categoría 5 (Irma y Maria).

01 Dec 2017 description

The three Rome-based UN agencies will strengthen their commitment to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with an initial focus on Haiti, Guatemala and Colombia.

November 30, 2017 - The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

30 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Fuentes de la Cancillería comentaron a la prensa que la delegación de la Mayor de las Antillas hará patente su voluntad de promover la integración, la cooperación y el desarrollo