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14 Sep 2018 description

UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

New York/Bridgetown, Barbados, 17 September 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of the countries hit hardest by two powerful back-to-back hurricanes that devastated several Caribbean islands a year ago, according to a new report released today.

18 Jul 2018 description

Codrington, Barbuda, 12 July 2018 - The US$2million Chinese-aid funded Post-Disaster Roof Restoration project to repair 250 house roofs toward recovery of Hurricane-Ima devastated Barbuda has allowed hundreds of people to return home to the island, after the entire island was evacuated for the first time due to powerful hurricanes in September 2017.

13 Jul 2018 description

Rebuilding Barbuda after Hurricane Irma will significantly stimulate the national economy with recovery projects generating ongoing financial benefit for suppliers and local employment gains, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

04 May 2018 description

Road Town, Virgin Islands – 12 April 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) will support the Government of the British Virgin Islands with the implementation of US$65million Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), following an agreement signed here today.

21 Mar 2018 description

Cuba y la Unión Europea trabajan por asegurar la capacidad de recuperación de las poblaciones afectadas y resarcir los daños provocados por el huracán Irma en la isla, precisó hoy en esta ciudad Virginie André, funcionaria de ese organismo.

La coordinadora para el Caribe de la Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil de la Comisión Europea dijo a Prensa Latina que a pesar de los perjuicios provocados por el fenómeno meteorológico, se evidencia una respuesta rápida seis meses después.

07 Feb 2018 description

Le gouvernement chinois rejoint le PNUD pour soutenir le relèvement de l'île

Barbuda, Codrington – L'hôpital Hannah Thomas de Barbuda est l'un des 250 bâtiments dont les toits seront bientôt réparés grâce au soutien du PNUD et un financement de 2 millions de dollars du Gouvernement chinois.  

07 Feb 2018 description

Barbuda, Codrington – 26 January 2018 – The Hannah Thomas Hospital in Barbuda is among the first of 250 buildings whose roofs are being rebuilt, following a US$2 million support from the China Aid Post Disaster Restoration initiative, implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Antigua and Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services (NODS).

17 Jan 2018 description

Havana, 1 December 2017 -- Switzerland government is providing 1.9 million Swiss francs (1.93 million dollars) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support Cuban families affected by Hurricane Irma. The funds will be used for housing rehabilitation and emergency food assistance for the most vulnerable groups of the population reaching about 660 thousand people.

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



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


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.