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28 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service
res meses después de que el huracán María asolara Dominica, la población sigue muy afectada. Sin embargo, la fase post-emergencia representa una serie de oportunidades para reconstruir mejor y aumentar la resiliencia de la isla caribeña.
27 Dec 2017 description
Reaching people in the remote corners of crisis-affected countries comes down to the creativity, flexibility and tenacity of ordinary aid workers and local first responders.
13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF, working with governments and partners, has been able to support children, families and communities through programmes focused on recovery and resilience.
22 Nov 2017 description
Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected people for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.
21 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission
At regional level, the EU's assistance will help to build longer term resilience by increasing the region's disaster preparedness as well as its ability to adapt to climate change.
07 Nov 2017 description
Twenty teams of local tradesmen, carpenters and assistants, all trained by IOM, the UN Migration Agency on safe construction skills, are rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricane Maria.
05 Oct 2017 description
Leading the early recovery efforts, UNDP is deploying around 100 waste management and debris removal experts to kick start the building back better phase, first in the capital Roseau.
03 Oct 2017 description
IOM is appealing for US$2.2 million to provide emergency shelter, roofing kits, and support to more than 3000 people staying in collective centres across the island.
29 Sep 2017 description
Food and water are the most urgent needs. The hurricane caused widespread damage to the power grid, and the majority of roads are blocked with debris.
26 Sep 2017 description
report United Nations
The hurricane has compromised food security and livelihoods of 25 per cent of the country’s workforce. Restoration of power, water supply, and provision of food and shelter are priority areas.
20 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service
The housing stock has been significantly damaged or destroyed. All available public buildings are being used as shelters, with very limited roofing materials evident, officials say.
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.
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.
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.
21 Jun 2016 description
Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean. As a result, countries must enhance their capabilities to deal with it as to ensure food security.
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
11 Sep 2015 description
The operation will focus on relief distributions; emergency health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; restoring family links; shelter; and other areas.
29 May 2014 description
2013 was one of the worst years for dengue in the Americas, with 2.3 million cases, including 37,705 severe cases and 1,289 deaths. By comparison, the number of cases reported regionwide in 2003 was 517,617.
31 Dec 2013 description
Re-establishing health services and emergency medical care in affected areas is a priority now. Access to potable water is also a major concern.
28 Dec 2013 description
Food, water, medical supplies and shelter are immediately needed for flood-affected families in Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.