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23 Jan 2018 description

The Ministry of Works and Transport is aware of the landslide on the Naparima-Mayaro Road in the vicinity of Agustini Village which occurred recently, and wishes to advise the public that the Ministry will be conducting temporary repair works in the area to ensure that the road remains passable.

The Ministry wishes to advise further that the designs and tender documents for permanent repairs were completed by the Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiently (PURE) Unit of the Ministry, and it is anticipated that construction work will commence by the end of February, 2018.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

03 Jan 2018 description

ODPM gives status update on affected areas due to inclement weather conditions

03 Jan 2018 description

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services has discontinued the Riverine Flood Alert.

The latest bulletin from Met Office said that information from the Water Resources Agency indicate that water levels in some areas have receded but reports indicate that some areas are still inundated. The Met Office said with no significant rainfall expected over the next few days, these levels are expected to steadily recede.

31 Dec 2017 description

ODPM updates the public on the status of incidents due to inclement weather conditions

30 Dec 2017 description

ODPM provides updates of incidents reported due to continued inclement weather conditions

30 Dec 2017 description

ODPM updates citizens on safety tips for the prolonged inclement weather conditions

29 Dec 2017 description

ODPM asks citizens to remain vigilant during continued inclement weather conditions for the next 24-48 hours

26 Dec 2017 description

The total number of Venezuelans in Colombia has more than doubled in less than four months, reaching 660,000 individuals, end-November, up from 300,000 in June.

Between January and October 2017 over 100.000 Venezuelan nationals have entered Peru through the northern entry point in Tumbes, according to authorities.

In Brazil 15,645 Venezuelans have lodged asylum claims in 2017, 1,680 Temporary Residence Permits have been granted and a total of 30,000 are estimated to live in the country.

POPULATION OF CONCERN

13 Dec 2017 description

París — El Grupo Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) anunció su apoyo a la recién creada Coalición Climáticamente Inteligente del Caribe, una iniciativa público-privada que busca financiar un plan de inversión de US$8 mil millones para transformar la región en una de las primeras zonas “climáticamente inteligentes” del mundo y beneficiar a aproximadamente 3.2 millones de hogares.

30 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Fuentes de la Cancillería comentaron a la prensa que la delegación de la Mayor de las Antillas hará patente su voluntad de promover la integración, la cooperación y el desarrollo

26 Nov 2017 description

“Que nadie se quede atrás: Pongamos fin a la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas”.

25 de noviembre de 2017 (ACNUR) - La campaña 16 Días de Activismo contra la Violencia Sexual y de Género inicia cada año el 25 de noviembre, Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer, y concluye el 10 de diciembre, Día de los Derechos Humanos. El tema de este año, en línea con los objetivos del desarrollo sostenible es: “Que nadie se quede atrás: Pongamos fin a la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas.”

20 Nov 2017 description

November 19, 2017: The Ministry of Health continues to urge citizens to partner with the Ministry and other Public Sector agencies to reduce the spread of diseases associated with flooding. Public health interventions must be supported by individual precautionary measures to effectively reduce the incidences of water and food borne diseases. Public participation is especially critical during this season of high levels of rainfall and the resulting increased flooding.

16 Nov 2017 description

Large numbers of Venezuelans continued to leave in October, with Colombia reporting a net increase of 3,600 Venezuelans arrivals per day and a total estimated population in the country of over 470,000 persons.

The number of asylum claims lodged by Venezuelan nationals globally between 2014 and 2017 has now exceeded 100,000, over half of which filed this year alone. It is expected that this number will continue to grow.

07 Nov 2017 description

Information on the level of Zika transmission is useful for public health professionals to evaluate the level of risk for people who may be planning to travel to or are recently returning from areas with possible local transmission. The information is updated at least once a month. It is also updated each time a new country reports local vector-borne Zika virus transmission.

30 Oct 2017 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 30, 2017. CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that Trinidad & Tobago will receive a payout of US$7,007,886 (approximately TT$47.4 million) on its Excess Rainfall policy following a period of heavy rainfall between October 18 and October 20 2017. CCRIF was able to determine the value of the payout after the end of this rainfall event and the payout will be made to the Government within 14 days after the end of the event.

26 Oct 2017 description

CARICOM Media Release

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — CARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management.

The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.

24 Oct 2017 description

ECOSOC/6873

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 4TH & 5TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

In rebounding from the devastating effects of natural disasters, middle‑income countries needed access to multilateral financing and support for a risk‑informed, resilient approach to hazards, speakers highlighted in a special meeting of the Economic and Social Council on the aftermath of recent hurricanes.