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20 Sep 2018 description

Release Number: 147

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – One year after two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), progress is being made in the territory’s recovery. Homes are being repaired, schools are back in session, roads are free of debris, ports are open and composite utility poles are standing tall.

06 Sep 2018 description

Release Number: 145

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As the Virgin Islands makes strides recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria, the united effort of government, private sector, nongovernmental agencies and humanitarian groups to meet survivors’ needs remains strong. Recovery after a disaster requires all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, private-sector businesses, and even survivors — each drawing upon their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of disaster survivors.

28 Aug 2018 description

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

Bien que la situation humanitaire en Haïti se soit améliorée après de multiples crises ces dernières années, les besoins humanitaires persistent. L’insécurité alimentaire, l’épidémie de choléra, la protection et l’intégration des personnes déplacées et retournées, les besoins non satisfaits des personnes affectées par les désastres naturels et la préparation aux désastres demeurent les problématiques humanitaires majeures du pays.

23 Jul 2018 description

In October 2017, Governor of the US Virgin Islands Kenneth Mapp called for the Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Task Force to develop a comprehensive report on the 2017 hurricanes’ impact, as well as produce recommendations for effective recovery and resilience. Specifically, the report was to answer three questions for each of several sectors:

  1. What happened during the hurricanes and why?

  2. How will climate change affect the sector in the future?

  3. What will the Territory do?

04 May 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3,372,790 Swiss francs, reflecting a budget increase from CHF 2,635,276 Swiss francs in the revised Emergency Appeal from 6 October 2017.

23 Apr 2018 description

Release Number: 160

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – As Puerto Rico explores how to rebuild after back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes, the people who will collaborate on those solutions were asked to envision innovative construction methods that will have a real and lasting impact.

"True innovation can change and transform the course of Puerto Rico," said Glorimar Ripoll, chief innovation officer for the government of Puerto Rico. "We are not just rebuilding bridges, buildings, roads and houses. We’re also, and most importantly, rebuilding a society."

22 Jan 2018 description

Washington, D.C. — La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) manifiesta su preocupación por la situación de derechos humanos que continúa afectando a las y los habitantes de Puerto Rico tras la devastación ocasionada por el impacto de dos huracanes en septiembre de 2017, generando carencias y escasez de servicios básicos y por lo tanto barreras para el ejercicio de los derechos civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales, culturales y ambientales. La CIDH urge a Estados Unidos a adoptar medidas para responder a los problemas de derechos humanos identificados.

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

16 Nov 2017 description

Release Number: NR-047

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – They’ve come from as far away as Washington and California to help Virgin Island survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Young women and men from AmeriCorps are taking on some of the toughest jobs in hurricane recovery – mucking out sodden homes, cleaning up debris and working on rooftops to make emergency repairs.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

JÚCARO, Ciego de Ávila.–Bajo la premisa del gobierno cubano de que nadie quedará desamparado, tan pronto como llegó a la provincia, procedente de países amigos y organizaciones internacionales, comenzó la distribución gratuita de alimentos y artículos de primera necesidad en este poblado del sur avileño, muy afectado por el huracán Irma.

12 Oct 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

On September 6th, 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, became one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. This highly destructive hurricane approached the eastern coast of Cuba (in Guantánamo) on Thursday, September 7th. Hurricane Irma battered the entire north coast for 4 days. At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11th, the hurricane finally left Cuban territory leaving a huge amount of devastation in its wake.

08 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description
infographic UN Development Programme

Protección a grupos vulnerables

Objetivos:

  • Contribuir a que las personas afectadas por la epidemia de VIH, incluyendo grupos claves (HSH y personas Trans) y sus familias, continúen recibiendo programas de prevención combinado, incluido tratamiento y protección a las personas viviendo con VIH.

  • Fortalecer la dieta, y proveer un avituallamiento básico a las personas que viven con VIH/sida y sus dependientes, para contribuir a una salud adecuada durante la recuperación post huracán.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Haiti

Faits saillants

  • L’alerte rouge est toujours maintenue sur tout le territoire national en raison du passage de l’Ouragan Irma selon les prévisions des côtes d’Haïti

  • L’effondrement de l’ancien pont frontalier Ouanaminthe- Dajabon

  • Une personne portée disparue au niveau de la rivière Cercane, département du Centre

  • Deux personnes blessées à Dondon suite à une chute d’arbre, et une troisième au CapHaïtien dans l’effondrement d’une maison à Sainte-Philomène, dans le département du Nord

07 Sep 2017 description

After devastating several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Irma is moving toward Haiti’s northern coastline. People living in this disaster-prone country with frail infrastructure and ill-equipped emergency services are preparing for the worst. Our teams have been helping isolated and vulnerable individuals protect themselves in natural disasters like Irma.