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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.
15 Jun 2012 description
By David Singh GENEVA, 15 June 2012 - As the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off, all 16 member governments of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) have committed for the sixth year in a row to renew their hurricane and earthquake insurance for 2012-2013 and earned...