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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.

Irma, el huracán más poderoso jamás registrado en el Océano Atlántico, causó grandes daños en las islas del Caribe Oriental, Haití y Cuba. Días después, el huracán María causó daños adicionales en toda la zona. Ambos huracanes dejaron a 350.000 niños y niñas necesitados de asistencia humanitaria, según las estimaciones de UNICEF.

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

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.

23 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 estimated # of children in need of immediate assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of immediate assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

56% children remain out of school in Dominica.

Highlights

22 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Tras el paso del huracán Irma se han atendido a más de 46.000 personas, de las cuales una suma superior a las 12.000 solicitaron créditos y 1.858 recibieron subsidios, destacó el Consejo de Defensa Provincial

SANTA CLARA, Villa Clara.— Las trazas del huracán Irma van cediendo en esta provincia, donde la más reciente información del Consejo de Defensa Provincial (CDP) precisa que, del total de viviendas perjudicadas, se resolvieron 9.513 casos, lo que representa el 18,4 por ciento del total.

21 Nov 2017 description

CONFERENCE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

SITUATION OVERVIEW

21 Nov 2017 description

An official ceremony of handing over humanitarian aid delivered by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has been held today at the port of Mariel, Artemisa province of Cuba.

The 300-ton cargo of construction materials, mobile power stations and food provided by the Russian Federal Agency for State Reserves was delivered to Cuba by sea.

Over 1,100 tons of relief supplies are planned to be brought in by the end of the month.

21 Nov 2017 description
  • Between now and the end of the lean season expected mid-2018, more than 1.3 million individuals, representing nearly 18% of the population, will face severe food insecurity according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analysis (October 2017) and struggle to ensure a minimal food intake. They require immediate assistance to cover their basic food needs.

20 Nov 2017 description

Cuba – La OIM, el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, apoyará a 1600 familias damnificadas por el Huracán Irma en varios municipios afectados en Villa Clara, Cuba, a través de una donación de colchones y juegos de cama.

Los contenedores con los materiales arribaron el 23 de octubre pasado al puerto de Mariel, en el occidente de Cuba, y fueron trasladados por ferrocarril hasta Villa Clara. Se espera que la ayuda llegue a sus beneficiarios en los próximos días.

20 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Mariel, 20 nov (ACN) El gobierno de la Federación de Rusia entregó hoy un donativo al pueblo de Cuba, afectado severamente en septiembre último por los embates del huracán Irma, para ayudar a la recuperación de las zonas más afectadas por el potente evento hidrometeorológico.

La ceremonia de entrega de la ayuda humanitaria tuvo lugar en la Terminal de Contenedores de la Zona Especial de Desarrollo Mariel, por donde arribó el cargamento con más de 282 toneladas, de unas mil 133 que deben completarse en los próximos días vía marítima.

18 Nov 2017 description

Two months after the passage of Hurricane Irma, which mostly hit the northern part of Haiti, many families still face challenges in meeting their critical daily needs. While the human toll and damage have been limited, the consequences are no less for the affected communities. Many families were stripped of everything because of the floods.