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30 Aug 2017 description

The National Coordination Center for Disaster Relief (NCCR) of Suriname reported strong winds and heavy rainfall on August 17, 2017 which caused damage in the following districts:

  • Commewijne – The roofs of four (4) houses were blown off and the windshield of one (1) car was broken by debris.

  • Paramaribo – The Presidential Palace, a cultural heritage building, suffered damage to its roof. The Torarica Hotel/ Casino suffered damage to its structure from high winds and fallen trees. The roofs of two (2) houses were blown off.

29 Mar 2017 description

On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever.

10 Mar 2017 description

PAHO/WHO donates 20,000 water purification tablets: In several villages that had flooding, residents do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is providing 20,000 water purification tablets to Suriname. A delegation from the Ministry of Health will visit the affected areas to further review the situation. (M: STAR NEWS)

01 Mar 2017 description

As of February 28, 2017, approximately 6000-8000 persons are affected due to the flooding and no emergency has been declared yet. An estimated 14,000 people are considered at risk and vulnerable to the flooding in Lawa – Tapanahony. Flooding downstream of the banks of the Lawa River and Tapanahony river have increased the contamination and pollution of the Marowijne river upstream. The flood waters have affected the water supply and other public infrastructure including schools and roads. Food packages have been distributed by the Suriname National Coordination Center NCCR.

28 Feb 2017 description

After heavy rains in Eastern and South Suriname the following communities have been affected: South (Tepu, Kwama) – Upper Marowijne; Boven Suriname-around Brokopondo Lake (Atjoni), Lawa Tapanahony. Approximately 6,000-8,000 people are displaced and/or vulnerable, including migrants. It is reported that a health clinic has been affected by the flooding. The flood waters may have affected water supply and other public infrastructure, which has caused community members from Marowijne to seek shelter in French Guyana. (OS: PAHO SURINAME)

11 Nov 2015 description

Disease Outbreak News
11 November 2015

On 2 November 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Suriname notified PAHO/WHO of 2 autochthonous cases of Zika virus infection. Preliminary laboratory testing was conducted at the Academic Hospital Paramaribo. The investigation is ongoing and further information is pending.

WHO advice

08 Feb 2014 description

Paramaribo, Suriname, January 31, 2014 (CDEMA, NCCR) – A nine (9) day search and rescue training is currently underway at the Sgt. 1 Martowidjojo Kazerne (‘Concordia’) Training Base of the National Army, Suriname.

14 Jun 2013 description

Author: Marvin Hokstam

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Trash-clogged drainage canals, growing development in low-lying areas and increasingly extreme weather are adding up to worsening flooding in Suriname.

Last month, Suriname was lashed by heavy rains – nearly double the usual rainfall for the period - that led to evacuations and crop and livestock losses as floodwater rapidly overflowed the country’s waterways.

Read the full report on AlertNet.

30 Jun 2010 description
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20 Oct 2009 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 June 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Programmes summary:

The first half of 2009 was characterized by finalizing the …

20 Aug 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2008-000095-SUR

Period covered by this Final Report: 27 June 2008 to 27 February 2009.

Appeal target (current): CHF 911,135 (USD 751,235 or EUR 592,038);

Final Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 27 June 2008 for CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280) for six months to assist 3,000 families (15,000 beneficiaries).

- CHF 140,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in responding by delivering assistance.

- Revised …

23 Jan 2009 description

GLIDE n°FL-2008-000095-SUR

Period covered by this Operations Update: 22 September to 11 December 2008.

Appeal target: CHF 911,135 (USD 751,235 or EUR 592,038).

Appeal coverage: 100%.

Appeal history:

- Emergency Appeal launched on 27 June 2008 for CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280) in cash, in-kind, or services to support the Suriname Red Cross (SRC) to assist 3,000 families (15,000 beneficiaries) for six months.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF): CHF 140,000 (USD 133,333 or EUR 86,047) was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the …

14 Nov 2008 description

By CDERA

Paramaribo, Suriname; November 10, 2008 (CDERA) - Suriname will participate in a €3.4-million (US$5-million) project financed by the European Development Fund (EDF) and being undertaken by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA).

28 Jul 2008 description

GLIDE no. FL-2008-000095-SUR

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 844,295 (USD 861,181 or EUR 518,927) in cash, kind, or services to support the Suriname National Society to assist 3,000 beneficiaries for six months.

CHF 140,000 (USD 133,333 or EUR 86,047) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation.

07 Jul 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 27 June 2008 to 7 July, 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280).

Appeal coverage: 0%;

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 27 June 2008 for CHF 381,174 (USD 363,022 or EUR 234,280) in cash, kind, or services to support the Suriname Red Cross to assist 3,000 families (15,000 beneficiaries) for 6 months.

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 140,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond.

Summary: Heavy rains have …