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23 Sep 2017 description
Governments in Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructure, houses, and communities with UNDP’s support after both hurricanes left catastrophic damage.
19 Sep 2017 description
Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 210,000 homes have been severely affected to date. About 3.1 million people have experienced an impact on their water supply.
18 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
Las pérdidas incurridas por los huracanes Irma y José podrían alcanzar 62.000 millones de dólares sin contar a Estados Unidos. Según estimaciones, unas 17.000 personas necesitan asistencia inmediata de vivienda.
17 Sep 2017 description
The CERF funds will help provide food, critical health care, clean water, and other urgently needed aid to the people most affected by Irma, in particular women and girls.
17 Sep 2017 description
The first phase of WFP's emergency operation will begin immediately with the distribution of a monthly ration of rice and beans to 664,000 people living in the hardest-hit areas.
15 Sep 2017 description
The three-month Regional Response Plan aims to cover the urgent needs of the most vulnerable populations in the Caribbean’s most impacted nations, territories and states.
13 Sep 2017 description
In Havana, Irma damaged electrical infrastructure, which has yet to be repaired due to flooding. Nearly 400 schools were affected and one of the main hospitals.
09 Sep 2017 description
IFRC has announced an international appeal for CHF1.1 million to support hundreds of hurricane-affected families in Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis.
07 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
El Secretario General de la ONU lamentó este jueves las pérdidas de vidas humanas y destrucción causada por el huracán Irma en Antigua y Barbuda e indicó que la ONU apoyará los esfuerzos de socorro nacionales.
07 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Based on the storm's current trajectory, children in the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are at risk, including more than 3 million younger than five.
07 Sep 2017 description
Hurricane Irma is predicted to hit Puerto Rico before continuing to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, and southeastern Bahamas by Thursday evening.
06 Sep 2017 description
An aircraft departs Dubai 7 September bound for Haiti carrying some 80 metric tons of emergency food supplies and other equipment on behalf of WFP, CARE and Catholic Relief Services.
06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF tiene previstas provisiones de agua potable, alimentos no perecederos y medicinas, así como kits de emergencias para ser distribuidos entre las poblaciones más afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma.
07 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba
Los centros fueron creados por idea del estado mayor nacional de la Defensa Civil y financiados por el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y otras organizaciones no gubernamentales.
04 May 2017 description
The disaster-prone region experienced situations ranging from natural disasters to the spread of dengue and Zika, with more than 3.5 million lives at risk from drought in Central America.
16 Dec 2016 description
This is the highest yearly number IOM has ever recorded, and represents an average of 20 deaths per day, suggesting another 200-300 deaths may be recorded before year-end.
24 Oct 2016 description
About one-quarter of the expected total 2016 cereal crop is estimated to have been lost because of Hurricane Matthew. Cereal import requirements are expected to reach their highest level since 2010.
24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
Neighboring nations did not experience such devastation, with only four deaths in the Dominican Republic and none in Cuba. So why did Haiti take such a hard hit?
21 Oct 2016 description
There is an urgent need to repair non-functional essential health facilities and satellite warehouses housing medical supplies, but actions have been delayed due to lack of funding and materials.
06 Oct 2016 description
Due to massive flooding and its impact on water and sanitation infrastructure, cholera cases are expected to surge after Hurricane Matthew and through the rainy season to the start of 2017.