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20 Sep 2017 description

The Secretary-General is saddened by the destruction across the Caribbean region by Hurricane Maria in a context where many islands are already working to respond to the devastation and suffering arising from Hurricane Irma earlier this month.

The Secretary-General commends the collaborative efforts of the various Governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations in responding to this crisis.

The United Nations stands ready to assist those nations and territories affected by this latest hurricane.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 19 sep(ACN) El Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civil emitió una nota de Alerta Temprana sobre el huracán María para los órganos de dirección de los Organismos de la Administración Central del Estado y las provincias de Guantánamo y Holguín.

NOTA DE ALERTA TEMPRANA SOBRE EL HURACÁN MARÍA PARA LOS ÓRGANOS DE DIRECCIÓN DE LOS ORGANISMOS DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN CENTRAL DEL ESTADO Y LAS PROVINCIAS DE GUANTÁNAMO Y HOLGUÍN (15:30 horas del 19 de septiembre de 2017)

20 Sep 2017 description

El Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres -CONRED-, ha brindado una serie de acciones durante las últimas 24 horas como respuesta a los incidentes que se han generado a causa de las constantes lluvias en los departamentos de Petén, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu y San Marcos con 629 personas afectadas, 164 personas evacuadas, 29 personas albergadas, 68 viviendas con daños y un puente afectado.

20 Sep 2017 description

It is observed that numerous groups have been expressing divergent views over the past few days with regard to the situation that has developed in Myanmar and the Rohingya refugees.

The following press release is therefore issued by the Ministry in charge of the subject of Immigration and Emigration.

A group of 55 Rohingyas fleeing from Myanmar was rescued in mid sea by Sri Lankan Navy on March 03,2008 and handed over to the UNHRC. All these refugees have left Sri Lanka in July 2012.

20 Sep 2017 description

At least 120 people were killed by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on 19 September. The earthquake occurred in central Mexico and it affected five states. National civil protection authorities are evaluating the necessity of an international request for assistance. Two million people in Mexico City, which was one of the hardest hit areas, are without power. At least 29 buildings in the city have collapsed, according to initial reports.

20 Sep 2017 description

A report – Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis – launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck central Mexico, collapsing buildings and creating havoc in the capital and nearby communities. More than 75 people are already confirmed dead and those numbers are expected to rise with people still trapped and seeking emergency medical attention.

19 Sep 2017 description

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is deploying a contingent to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

This disclosure has come from the BDF’s Public Relations Officer, Captain Maria Moore, who said humanitarian assistance and disaster relief would be provided to the island, which was extensively damaged following the passage of the category five hurricane on Monday night.

The BDF contingent is expected to be deployed within the next 12 hours aboard the HMBS Leonard C. Banfield.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

After weathering Hurricane Irma just days ago, residents in the Caribbean are bracing for yet another potentially destructive threat gathering strength in the Atlantic.

Hurricane Maria has intensified to a Category 3 storm and is expected to gain strength to a Category 4 before making landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Maria’s first landfall is expected to occur Monday night on the islands of Dominica and Martinique.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

After completing a fact-finding mission in Cuba to identify those most in need, Oxfam is working with partners and Cuban officials to respond to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.

One of the most powerful storms in recent history, Irma killed ten people on the island and caused damage to 13 of Cuba’s 15 provinces. Oxfam toured the hardest-hit areas, finding collapsed roofs, flooded fields, downed trees and power lines, and a collapse of electricity and water supply systems.

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12995

Le 7 septembre 2017, le Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004) concernant la République démocratique du Congo s’est réuni avec le Groupe d’experts sur la République démocratique du Congo, dont le mandat a été prorogé, le 21 juin 2017, jusqu’au 1er août 2018, comme suite à la résolution 2360 (2017).

19 Sep 2017 description

Comunicado No. 130.- De acuerdo al censo de afectaciones, más de 14 mil comunidades de 95 municipios resultaron dañadas

La Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (Sedesol) mantendrá el despliegue de acciones con el fin de brindar apoyo a los más de 200 mil damnificados por el sismo del pasado 7 de septiembre en el estado de Chiapas, con el propósito de garantizar la entrega de alimentos y agua potable en más de 14 mil comunidades que resultaron dañadas en 95 municipios de la entidad.

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12995

On 7 September 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo met with the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whose mandate was extended on 21 June 2017 to 1 August 2018 pursuant to resolution 2360 (2017).

19 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis   

Description of the disaster   

Hurricane Irma impacted Haiti on the evening of 7 September 2017 into the early hours of 8 September. The eye of the hurricane passed north-east of the coastline of the country, creating storm surges on the north coast and wind and flood damage to vulnerable communities. The storm mainly impacted Haiti’s three northern departments.   

Summary of the current response

Overview of Host National Society

19 Sep 2017 description

Rachas de viento superiores a 50 km/h se pronostican para Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Campeche y Yucatán.

19 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2, 3 and 4 are available here. This will be the last information update specifically related to Hurricane Irma.

The Situation