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18 Oct 2017 description
report CCCM Cluster


What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.

18 Oct 2017 description

This map illustrates potentially damaged structures and buildings and related density in Dominica summarized by Parishes as detected by Pléiades and WorldView-2/3 satellite imagery after landfall of the Tropical Cyclone Maria-17 on 19 September 2017. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis combined with Copernicus analysis identified about 28,000 potentially damaged structures across the Dominica within the cloud free areas. Taking into account the pre-building footprints provided by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, this represents about 76 % of the total number of structures/buildings.

18 Oct 2017 description


  • Following a rapid site verification from 4–6 October that identified 108 occupied collective centres housing 2,911 individuals, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in Dominica rolled out rapid site assessments targeting all these centres from 11–17 October.
    Nineteen collective sites in schools scheduled to reopen by 16 October were targeted as priority locations in order to support the provision of assistance and deliver return or relocation support from these locations.

18 Oct 2017 description

Jessica Faieta

Subsecretaria General de la ONU y Directora del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

El mundo marca dos días internacionales claves este mes: uno para la Erradicación de la Pobreza el 17 de octubre y otro para la Reducción de Desastres, cuatro días antes. No es coincidencia que estén profundamente conectados.

18 Oct 2017 description
  • El director Nacional de Proagro, David Moreno Rico, entregó al Ejecutivo Estatal el cheque correspondiente

  • Se atenderán dos mil 800 hectáreas de diversos cultivos afectados por “Lidia”

17 Oct 2017 description
report La Prensa Libre

El Gobierno de la República gastó aproximadamente ¢2.350 millones, para la atención de la emergencia por la tormenta tropical Nate.

La rendición de cuentas fue realizada por parte del Presidente de la República, Luis Guillermo Solís, en las instalaciones de Casa Presidencial.

Leer más en La Prensa Libre

17 Oct 2017 description

14 octobre 2017, Port-au- Prince. Dans le cadre du projet « Réhabilitation et renforcement des moyens d’existence des ménages agricoles affectés par l’ouragan Matthew dans les Départements du Sud et du Sud’Est », mis en œuvre conjointement par l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et l’Organisation Alianza por la Solidaridad, 440 Leaders communautaires du Sud et Sud’Est bénéficient de séances de formation sur les bonnes pratiques agricoles et nutritionnelles, tout au long des mois d’octobre et novembre 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 214 children from Barbuda received psycho social assistance, after the trauma of hurricane Irma, through the *Return to Happiness Programme* implemented from October 2-7 by 17 education specialists. The Saint-lucian delegation of volunteers, who successfully completed the first mission, will extend their operations to other affected countries.

17 Oct 2017 description
  • Actualización de acciones

  • Ascienden a 282 los proyectos de obras de primer impacto en las rutas nacionales afectadas por las lluvias y los deslizamientos.

  • Autorizados ₡281,2 millones en créditos a 40 comités locales que trabajan en las zonas impactadas por la tormenta tropical Nate.

La Comisión Nacional de Emergencias aumentó a 282 los proyectos aprobados para ejecutar obras de primer impacto, que permitan solucionar los daños ocasionados por las lluvias y deslizamientos en 45 cantones.

17 Oct 2017 description

HOUSTON (Oct. 17, 2017)—Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Backhurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

17 Oct 2017 description

Release Number: NR 019

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened today in St. Thomas to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The new recovery centers are in different areas of the island for the convenience of survivors:

  1. New Hotel Company Omar Brown Fire Station, Conference Room #108, 100A Ross Taarenberg, Charlotte Amalie 2. Bordeaux Farmers Market, 109 East Bordeaux, Estate Bordeaux

Operating hours for both DRCs are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice.

17 Oct 2017 description

Sábado 14 de octubre del 2017. El Ministerio de Salud y el Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), distribuyen un kit de purificador de agua en las comunidades afectadas por la tormenta Nate, cuyas familias han sufrido un impacto directo debido al deterioro de los acueductos, gracias a la donación de Procter & Gamble de esta tecnología que permite dotar de agua apta para consumo humano a las familias más afectadas y proteger así la salud de la población.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Listin Diario

Cientos de personas que perdieron sus casas tras las crecidas de ríos, arroyos y cañadas en Santiago y luego de las inundaciones provocadas por las lluvias que arrastraron los huracanes Irma y María, pidieron ayer ayuda de las autoridades para poder rehacer su vida.

Los afectados, la mayoría provenientes de los sectores Barrio Duarte, San Miguel, El Ingenio, Cienfuegos y otros, protestaron ayer frente al Ayuntamiento clamando que se les proteja.

17 Oct 2017 description

A global network of aid agencies has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters.

The move by Start Network and CDAC Network is the first of its kind by humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as the labs will facilitate locally-created innovations that are driven by client needs, making the labs more locally driven than many other investments into innovation in the sector. The £10 million programme, funded by UK Aid, will end in March 2019.

17 Oct 2017 description

Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves. Last weekend, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean.

An average of 24 million people are pushed into poverty every year by disasters. Many millions are forced to leave their homes. If vulnerable countries are in a constant struggle to rebuild and recover after catastrophic events, we will never achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

17 Oct 2017 description

I. Situation Overview

11 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northeast of Borongon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised to Cagayan and Isabela

12 October 2017

17 Oct 2017 description

A medical ship that's been operating in the Pacific region is heading to the Caribbean to help in the hurricane relief effort.

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17 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

By Lara Cooper

Direct Relief shipments of critical medicines reached several communities in Puerto Rico Sunday, places where access has been a challenge.

Helicopters provided an infusion of help to the community of Utuado, as well as to the island of Vieques. The shipments sent out Sunday amounted to more than $120,000 in donated medicines and supplies.

16 Oct 2017 description

Los elementos básicos servirán para continuar la atención de las personas que fueron afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma

Más de cinco toneladas de víveres como asistencia humanitaria fueron enviadas hoy sábado por parte del Gobierno y Pueblo de Honduras hacia La Habana Cuba, con el fin de colaborar en la atención de familias que resultaron afectadas con el paso del Huracán Irma en ese país.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Matanzas, 16 oct (ACN) El General de Cuerpo de Ejército Joaquín Quintas Solá, Jefe del Consejo de Defensa de la Región Estratégica Central y viceministro de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), instó hoy a acelerar la recuperación del sector de la vivienda en la provincia de Matanzas.

Se trabaja fuerte, cuentan con toda la información necesaria a nivel de provincia y municipios, opinó Quintas Solá luego de recibir información actualizada sobre las labores en el occidental territorio para resarcir daños provocados por el huracán Irma.