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16 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Las primeras viviendas rústicas construidas en Yaguajay después del paso del huracán Irma pudieran ser terminadas en las próximas horas, un resultado que se corresponde con la prioridad otorgada a este frente de trabajo y con la participación decisiva de las empresas y organismos del territorio...

16 Nov 2017 description

Consuelo B. Alarcon

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- Tacloban City Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez expressed her gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for pushing the national government agencies to implement the Yolanda projects the soonest possible time.

This was emphasized by the local chief executive during a press conference held at Patio Victoria, San Jose as Tacloban marked the fourth year anniversary that brought devastation in the city.

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

BONN, GERMANY, 15 November 2017 – Timoci Naulusala, 12, and Shalvi Shakshi, 10, together with their proud parents arrived in Bonn, Germany, this week to tell their stories of climate change impacts in Fiji, and how they coped with the devastation of Cyclone Winston. They are calling on world leaders to commit to climate action to protect their homes, and those of all Pacific Island children.

15 Nov 2017 description

Mexico and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved a grant of USD14 million to CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility). CCRIF provides parametric insurance coverage for government risk to Caribbean and Central American countries.  This form of insurance is designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic natural events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, by quickly providing short-term liquidity when a policy is triggered.

15 Nov 2017 description

Nearly two months have passed since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving thousands homeless and most of the island without electricity, water, communications, and basic services. International Medical Corps deployed disaster response experts to Puerto Rico in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria and remains there today, working with health clinics and communities to help them rebuild in the wake of this devastating storm.

While conditions have improved, some 66 percent of the island’s residents still remain without power.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are continuing to address community needs while dealing with their own property damage in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Officials have been unable to give an accurate death toll from the storms as of yet. CNN is reporting that about 1 million people are still without running water and 3 million of the country’s 3.4 million are without power. Roads have washed away, hampering supply deliveries and travel.

15 Nov 2017 description

Summary

A month after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, humanitarian efforts across all islands are still responding to the devastation. However, more efforts are required to help the countries’ transition to long-term recovery. This revised version of the Regional Response Plan (launched on 15 September 2017) is based on updates from completed assessments and the most recent information.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

More than half of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is still without power, more than seven weeks after Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm, devastated the Caribbean island. The continuing lack of basic human needs is driving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans to leave, with most of them coming to the southern U.S. state of Florida.

Almost two months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in late September, life is still challenging for most people on the island .

Whole neighborhoods are still underwater and more than half the island is still without power.

15 Nov 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks to extend the timeframe until February 2018 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 25,000 people affected by Cyclone Enawo. The total budget has increased from 827,667 Swiss francs (577,592 Swiss francs in addition to the bilateral component of 250,075 Swiss francs from PIROI) to 937,640 Swiss francs (including a bilateral component of 250,075 Swiss francs from PIROI).

15 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

We failed this summer - let’s embrace it

by Sarah Klassen

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

15 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Dijo que la participación popular es decisiva en la edificación de los nuevos inmuebles, la mayoría más resistentes y fuertes que los derribados por el meteoro

PUNTA ALEGRE, Ciego de Ávila.–El general de cuerpo de Ejército Joaquín Quintas Solá reconoció los avances en la construcción de viviendas en este poblado del norte de la provincia, uno de los más dañados del país por los fuertes vientos del huracán Irma, el pasado septiembre.

15 Nov 2017 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

No hay estructura de paso desde los estragos del huracán Mitch en 1998.

Pobladores de varias comunidades y caseríos del cantón Apancoyo Arriba, del municipio de Cuisnahuat, en Sonsonate, pidieron apoyo de la alcaldía y del Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP) para que les construyan el puente derribado hace más de 18 años por el huracán Mitch.

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15 Nov 2017 description

by Laurie Goering | @lauriegoering | Thomson Reuters Foundation

"We want movement in a controlled way, rather than in a panic" says director-general of Fiji Red Cross

BONN, Germany, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Cyclone Winston smashed into Fiji last year, killing 44 people and destroying more than a dozen villages, people who found themselves without homes got on boats.

15 Nov 2017 description

12 mois après Matthew beaucoup a été fait par tous les partenaires relativement aux moyens disponibles.Mais l’enjeux principal reste encore celui de la réponse aux besoins des ménages ayant totalement perdu leur maison et se trouvant encore dans de conditions très précaires.

1.346.363: PERSONNES AFFECTEES

237.414: MAISONS AFFECTEES

DONT 103.907: HABITATIONS TOTALEMENT DETRUITES

15 Nov 2017 description

13 November, 2017, Bonn, Germany – Islands are experiencing an increase in the intensity of tropical cyclones, and this will become the new normal.

This was the key message during yesterday’s joint side event between Climate Analytics, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), held during the Twenty-third United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn, Germany this week, 6-17 November, 2017.

14 Nov 2017 description

On 18 September 2017 Hurricane Maria struck Dominica with sustained winds of 260 km/h. The Category 5 hurricane caused widespread damage and destruction in Dominica, one of the poorest countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The UN estimated that the entire population suffered direct damage to housing and livelihoods. On 29 September 2017 a Flash Appeal was launched, seeking US$31.1 million to support the relief operations for three months. As of 13 November, $11.7 million has been contributed, including $3.0 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund.

14 Nov 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In June 2015, in response to the increased tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and following a request of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities, IOM together with its International and National Civil Society partners established the Border Monitoring Network and Displacement Tracking Mechanism.