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30 Nov 2017 description

COLOMBIA
El desbordamiento del río La Paila en Corinto (Cauca) desencadenó un deslizamiento que causó seis muertes, 60 personas heridas y la pérdida de 139 hogares. Las inundaciones también afectaron carreteras, centros de salud y escuelas. Las autoridades han recogido los desechos y distribuido agua potable.
5,361 personas afectadas

30 Nov 2017 description

COLOMBIA
Flooding from the overflow of La Paila river in Corinto (Cauca department) triggered a mudslide that killed six people, injured 60 and destroyed 139 homes, per the Government. The flooding also affected road networks, two health centres and two schools. Authorities have responded with clearing debris and distributing clean water.
5,361 people affected

30 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Más de mil viviendas de diferentes tipologías, destinadas a las familias damnificadas del huracán Irma, serán construidas en Camagüey antes de que finalice el año

CAMAGÜEY.–Más de mil viviendas de diferentes tipologías, destinadas a las familias damnificadas del huracán Irma, serán construidas en esta provincia antes de que finalice el año, buena parte de las cuales se concentran en Minas, Sierra de Cubitas y Esmeralda, municipios que sufrieron los mayores daños.

30 Nov 2017 description

FACTS & FIGURES

6.2 million people have been affected throughout the Caribbean due to extreme drought in 2015 - a consequence of the El Niño weather phenomenon.

€61 million for disaster preparedness since 1994 European Commission assistance to the Caribbean:

€540.5 million since 1994

  • €378.3 million for Haiti
  • €162.2 million for the rest of the Caribbean.

Introduction

29 Nov 2017 description

The Government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with accommodating close to 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later.

29 Nov 2017 description

Bringing Aid To Sint Maarten

K1 Britannia Foundation has continued to play a key role in the disaster relief efforts following both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Both hurricanes devastated much of the Caribbean and left many homeless and unemployed. Although the emergency relief phase in St Maarten is now over, K1 continues to provide water, food and materials to care-based institutions and vulnerable persons on the island.

29 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Tras el paso del huracán María el pasado 20 de septiembre, la tasa de pobreza en la isla caribeña se incrementó de 44,3 por ciento a 52,3 por ciento

Resguardada por esplendorosos follajes verdes, las autopistas o las grandes edificaciones metropolitanas, la pobreza era hasta hoy una realidad oculta en Puerto Rico, al rebasar el 52,3 por ciento tras el huracán María.

29 Nov 2017 description

Storm ravaged countries need the Commonwealth’s innovative regenerative model to build back better and stronger, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland asserted last night in a powerful presentation about the Commonwealth’s importance.

29 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Ciego de Ávila, 28 nov (ACN) Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, integrante del Buró Político del Partido y primer vicepresidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministro, reconoció hoy los avances de Ciego de Ávila en la recuperación de viviendas que fueron dañadas por el huracán Irma en menos de tres meses.

El dirigente destacó el hecho de que el 20 por ciento de las casas recobradas ya están siendo habitadas, de las 31 mil 500 que resultaron severamente perjudicadas.

28 Nov 2017 description

The Territory is among countries in the Caribbean region that will benefit from the European Union’s (EU) €300 million development support package following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The assistance comes as Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, held meetings last week with world leaders, including the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, to discuss support for the BVI at the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference in New York.

28 Nov 2017 description

General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr. Leroy Abraham has said that the restoration of electricity in the Virgin Islands is moving faster than expected.

Mr. Abraham said that more assistance has arrived from abroad including a 27-person team organised by the United Kingdom through Varlard, a Canadian electricity company.

28 Nov 2017 description

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, held further discussions with the President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Warren Smith, on a financial package to support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the BVI after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Premier and CDB President met at the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference, where they identified how financial support could be expedited to the Territory.

28 Nov 2017 description

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE during his presentation at the United Nations (UN) High Level Pledging Conference in New York last week, appealed to members of the International Donors Community and Member States of the UN for financial assistance to support the Territory’s plans to rebuild the BVI as a Climate Resilient destination.

Premier told the world of the unprecedented trio of severe weather events which left the Territory devastated at half way through the 2017 hurricane season.

28 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

El donativo de esa nación hermana consiste en una cargamento de mil toneladas de arroz para ayudar a resarcir los daños ocasionados por el huracán Irma

El Partido, el Estado y el pueblo vietnamita tuvieron este martes un nuevo gesto de solidaridad hacia Cuba al donarle mil toneladas de arroz para ayudar a resarcir los daños ocasionados por el huracán Irma, destaca Prensa Latina.

25 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

Saddled with debt, small storm-prone islands and territories require more than the traditional donor toolkit

Two months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria charged through the Caribbean, donors this week pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild. But the financial toolkit for the region looks unable to meet the threat of more monster storms in future, let alone the short-term recovery needs.

Read more on IRIN.

24 Nov 2017 description

Statement at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Building a More Climate-Resilient Community; Segment: Response from Partners Including Perspectives on Financing Reconstruction and Resilience. UN Headquarters, New York

As prepared for delivery

24 Nov 2017 description

The Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) continues to demonstrate its support for the recovery of the health sector in the British Virgin Islands following the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

PAHO’s Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief this week donated two vehicles as part of its pledge of $1M to support the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

23 Nov 2017 description

Plus de 2 milliards de dollars américains en contribution au relèvement annoncés lors de la Conférence ONU-CARICOM

23 Nov 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of USD one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September.

This announcement was delivered by Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the UN Headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the donor's conference for the reconstruction states within the Caribbean Sea region.