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05 Jun 2018 description

Canada is providing clean water and sanitation support to residents in Somaliland after an entire year’s worth of rain fell in just one day.

Tropical storm Sagar drenched the country with 300 mm of rain per hour and pounded the coastline with winds reaching up to 120km/h. At least 25 people died and close to 700,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

05 Mar 2018 description

For many, the Tonga islands appear to be the ideal Pacific paradise of sandy beaches, warm sun and blue ocean. But the reality for Tongans is more complex, especially with climate change bringing more frequent and stronger storms.

So when Cyclone Gita tore through the two main islands (Tongatapu, pop. 75,416, and ‘Eua, pop. 5,016) with winds of nearly 200 km/hour and heavy rain, the islands incurred heavy damage.

20 Feb 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

De Affaires mondiales Canada

Le 19 février 2018 – Montréal, Québec – Affaires mondiales Canada

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

12 Jan 2018 description

For many in the Philippines, Christmas celebrations were put on hold as they dealt with the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-tak, which hit the easternmost provinces of the country on December 16, 2017.

The Category 2 storm brought heavy rains and winds gusting up to 110 km/h. At least 47 people were killed and almost 2 million were affected. In Biliran, the worst hit province, the storm affected more than 65 per cent of the population, killing 42 people.

06 Dec 2017 description

With new funds provided by the Government of Canada, WMO and its partners are stepping up efforts to support disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has allocated CAD 10 million (US$ 7.5 million) to the project entitled “Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydro-meteorological Events through Strengthening Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in SIDS and South East Asia. The grant represents Canada`s institutional support to the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.

28 Nov 2017 description

General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr. Leroy Abraham has said that the restoration of electricity in the Virgin Islands is moving faster than expected.

Mr. Abraham said that more assistance has arrived from abroad including a 27-person team organised by the United Kingdom through Varlard, a Canadian electricity company.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

05 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

02 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

19 Sep 2017 description

Over a week after Hurricane Irma’s ferocious winds and storm surge ravaged Cuba, people in the hardest-hit areas of the Caribbean island are still struggling to meet their basic needs.

Thanks to $320,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF), Oxfam Canada will help approximately 4,500 people in the province of Camagüey with immediate necessities. The storm damaged or destroyed more than 90 percent of the homes in the municipality of Esmerelda on the northern part of the island.

10 Sep 2017 description

Le 8 septembre 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à propos de l’ouragan Irma :

« L’ouragan Irma, un des plus puissants qui ait jamais sévi dans l’océan Atlantique, sème la destruction dans les Caraïbes depuis le 6 septembre, faisant souffler des vents qui ont atteint 300 kilomètres à l’heure.

10 Sep 2017 description

September 8, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement concerning Hurricane Irma:

“Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane ever seen in the Atlantic with sustained wind speeds reaching 300 kilometres per hour, has been wreaking havoc in the Caribbean since September 6.

“The Government of Canada is concerned by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and expresses its condolences to all the people that have been affected.

13 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Thousands of Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew are being forced to make way for deportees expected from Trump's USA. The Mexican border town of Tijuana is struggling with a humanitarian crisis, reports Clément Detry.

28 Mar 2017 description

A priori, 36 $, c’est une somme peu importante. Mais pour les survivants du cyclone dévastateur qui a frappé Madagascar, cette somme permet de répondre aux besoins de base immédiats d’une famille complète pendant six semaines.

Grâce à des fonds en provenance du Canada, plus de 17 000 personnes recevront une aide essentielle qui les aidera à se rétablir des durs contrecoups de la catastrophe.

25 Mar 2017 description

At first glance, $36 may not seem much, but for survivors of a devastating cyclone in Madagascar, that amount provides the ability for a family to meet their immediate basic needs for six weeks.

Thanks to funding originating here in Canada, more than 17,000 people will receive life-saving assistance, helping them recover from this disaster.