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09 Feb 2018 description

Panama/Geneva, 09 February 2018 — Nearly five months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria lashed the island nations of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Cuba, long and at times uneven recovery efforts are underway to rebuild damaged infrastructure and resume basic services.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description
report Caritas

Quatre mois après le passage de l'ouragan Irma à Saint-Martin, la population de l'île se retrousse les manches pour reconstruire. Mais dans certains quartiers, les habitants sont encore à la rue et manquent de tout. Le Secours Catholique - Caritas France, grâce aux bénévoles qui vont à leur rencontre sur le terrain, les accompagne, sur les plans psychologique et matériel, et dans la durée.

19 Jan 2018 description

Auxiliaires de leurs pouvoirs publics, les deux Croix-Rouge ont été fortement mobilisées sur leurs territoires respectifs pour répondre aux besoins des populations restées sur place à Saint-Martin et Sint Maartin. Dans ce contexte où 95% des bâtiments de l’île ont été détruits, il est apparu primordial de renforcer les liens entre ces deux sociétés nationales. C’est ainsi que la Croix-Rouge néerlandaise a effectué un don à son homologue française d’un nombre conséquent de biens de première nécessité.

18 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Almost four months since hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean islands, the return of some critical services remains slow in some countries. In Dominica, only around 10 per cent of people, mainly in the cities of Roseau and Portsmouth, have access to electricity, while in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) only one fifth of the population has restored power.

25 Dec 2017 description

This Operation Update Report No. 3 reflects the current situation in Cuba and the progress achieved in planned activities. The activities under Water and Sanitation will no longer be conducted as other actors in the country such as UNICEF and other UN agencies in coordination with the local authorities are covering these needs. The Emergency Appeal is currently being revised and these changes will be reflected. The revised Emergency Appeal will be focused in carrying out roof repairs in coordination with the local authorities.

A. Situation Analysis

22 Dec 2017 description

Alistair Burt thanks DFID aid workers who have been helping to get emergency support in 2017 to those that so urgently need it

Brave humanitarian workers based in Kemble, Gloucestershire, are the unsung heroes of 2017 for the role they played in Britain’s rapid responses to three major humanitarian catastrophes this year, the Minister for International Development Alistair Burt has said.

21 Dec 2017 description

Release date: December 20, 2017

Release Number: NR077

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico– More than $870 million in federal funds has been provided to Puerto Rico survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

This includes money paid out in FEMA grants, U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans and National Flood Insurance Policy claims. These funds help make it possible to begin rebuilding homes and restoring communities.

Here is an update of the ongoing recovery efforts 90 days after Maria’s Sept. 20 landfall:

20 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

39,000

# affected children in need of assistance in Irma- and Maria-affected countries

19,800

# affected children in Dominica

169

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

Highlights

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 13 de diciembre de 2017 - Tres meses después de que dos huracanes de categoría 5, Irma y María, barrieran el Caribe causando víctimas mortales y daños generalizados, miles de niños y niñas siguen necesitando ayuda en toda la región.

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.

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.

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 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
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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

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