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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.

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

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

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23 Nov 2017 description

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

22 Nov 2017 description

Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.

22 Nov 2017 description

Nueva York, 21 de noviembre de 2017 – Tomando en consideración las necesidades urgentes que tienen los países afectados por los huracanes Irma y María, la Conferencia de Alto Nivel CARICOM-ONU: creación de una comunidad más resiliente al clima" movilizó una amplia alianza para apoyar los esfuerzos de reconstrucción, incluso por medio de más de 1.3 mil millones de dólares en promesas y más de 1 mil millón de dólares en préstamos y alivios de la deuda.

21 Nov 2017 description

CONFERENCE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

SITUATION OVERVIEW

20 Nov 2017 description

Opening Remarks at the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference Technical Consultation at UN Headquarters, New York

As prepared for delivery.

Secretary-General of CARICOM, Mr Irwin Larocque,

Excellencies, Special Invitees, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I am honoured to join CARICOM in welcoming you to the technical segment of the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference.

18 Nov 2017 description

In the aftermath of mega-storms Maria and Irma that swept through the Caribbean just two months ago, UNDP has been providing critical support for relief efforts and is now rolling out a suite of interventions to support the gradual transition from relief to recovery and rebuilding.

16 Nov 2017 description

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Financiado por la Unión Europea y el PNUD se implementa en Yaguajay un proyecto encaminado a la recuperación inmediata de las viviendas dañadas por el huracán Irma.

Lo anterior se ejecuta con fondos del Departamento de Protección Civil y Ayuda Humanitaria (ECHO) de la Unión Europea, de conjunto con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD).

21 Oct 2017 description

As governments in several Caribbean countries start rebuilding key infrastructure, housing and communities after hurricanes Maria and Irma hit several island nations a month ago, the Government of the People’s Republic of China is supporting efforts to build back better.

Responding to the catastrophic damage left by two back-to-back category 5 hurricanes – the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic –the Ministry of Commerce of China has provided funds totaling US$5 million for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist communities in post-disaster recovery.

18 Oct 2017 description

Havana, 18 October 2017 -- The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) is providing EUR 700,000 to UNDP to support Cuban families affected by hurricane Irma, which battered the island on 8 September, with winds of up to 260 km/h leaving thousands homeless in the northern coast of Cuba.

About 8,000 most affected Cubans in the municipality of Yaguajay, Sancti Spíritus province, will get help to recover from the devastating storm by restoring their homes and living conditions.

18 Oct 2017 description

La Habana, 18 de octubre 2017 -- Con el objetivo de apoyar y complementar los esfuerzos nacionales para la respuesta inmediata a las familias afectadas tras el paso del huracán Irma, que azotó la isla el 8 de septiembre con vientos de hasta 260 km/h, la Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil de la Comisión Europea (ECHO) ha aprobado un proyecto de 700,000 euros a ser implementado por PNUD.

18 Oct 2017 description

Jessica Faieta

Subsecretaria General de la ONU y Directora del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

El mundo marca dos días internacionales claves este mes: uno para la Erradicación de la Pobreza el 17 de octubre y otro para la Reducción de Desastres, cuatro días antes. No es coincidencia que estén profundamente conectados.

14 Oct 2017 description

Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructure, housing and communities after Hurricane Maria and Irma left catastrophic damage.

To help countries and communities respond, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is harnessing its core resources to support assessments, coordination and recovery planning in Maria and Irma-affected countries.

A dozen UNDP crisis recovery experts have also been deployed to the region and are immediately available to provide assistance.

04 Oct 2017 description

La Habana, 28 de septiembre. Con más de 40 años de experiencia en Cuba, y la más reciente con los huracanes Sandy y Matthew, el PNUD el acompaña a Cuba en las labores de recuperación temprana y resiliente, con énfasis en la reconstrucción de viviendas, para hacer frente a las necesidades inmediatas y sentar las bases para una recuperación a largo plazo, al tiempo que fortalece las capacidades de las comunidades afectadas.

28 Sep 2017 description

Nueva York – Los gobiernos de varios países del Caribe están comenzando a reconstruir infraestructuras, casas y comunidades después del paso del huracán Irma que ha dejado incontables daños en varios países.

Después de experimentar varios días de retraso debido al paso del huracán María, el Gobierno de Barbuda inició labores de remoción de escombros el 21 de septiembre, con el apoyo técnico del PNUD para reconstruirse mejor, como parte de un amplia estrategia de ONU que vincula las áreas humanitarias y de desarrollo.

27 Sep 2017 description

Record-breaking Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean during 6-8 September, wreaking unprecedented multi-island havoc. In Barbuda, Sint Maarten and the British Virgin Islands, approximately 90% of buildings have been damaged or destroyed according to Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) situation reports. Across the region, there have been more than 30 deaths in 5 countries, with over 40,000 displaced, 2 million evacuated in Cuba alone, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

23 Sep 2017 description

New York, 22 September - Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructures, houses and communities with UNDP’s on the ground support after Hurricane Irma left catastrophic damage in several countries.

After experiencing a few days of delay due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, the Government of Barbuda kicked off debris removal efforts on 21 September, with technical support from UNDP to build back better, as part of a UN-wide humanitarian-development strategy.