December 18, 2017

Members of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme join the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

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NDRM participates in the 10th CDM Caribbean Conference in Nassau 4-9 December Nassau, December 5th of 2017 – Representatives of the Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme for the Caribbean Region (NDRM) are participating today in the 10th edition of the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), held at the Melia Nassau hotel of Bahamas […]

Dominica: A Caribbean island rebuilds “from zero”

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By Ben Parker From Irin News In a rare live-blog from the prime minister of a country grappling with disaster, Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit described his own roof being torn off by Hurricane Maria. He has now confirmed 25 deaths and says his small Caribbean nation, population 73,000, will be building back “from zero”. As soon […]

Caribbean Diaspora in NY to host “Day of Giving” in support of Hurricane Affected Islands

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From South Florida Caribbean News New York – Saturday, October 7th has been designated “Caribbean Day of Giving”. On that day, the Caribbean Diaspora and friends of the Caribbean will be taking action in the form of a radiothon to support Caribbean countries affected by the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Caribbean Day of Giving […]

In Irma recovery, Caribbean Islands on unequal footing

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From The Economist The region must work more together to prepare for and respond to disasters BEFORE tearing up parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma ravaged whole Caribbean islands. In doing so, it exposed the strange territorial shreds that make up the region: it destroyed Barbuda, Antigua’s poorer partner in their independent state; it wrecked most […]

Bahamas to host regional disaster conference

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CMC, From Nation News THE BAHAMAS WILL the host the Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CCCDM) in December, according to a statement issued by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The December 4 to 9 conference is regarded as the region’s premier event on disaster risk management and is the Caribbean’s largest […]

Remembering 2010 Earthquake in Haiti

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From Relief Web Regional Roadmap for Urban Seismic Risk Management in the Caribbean Bridgetown, Barbados, January 12th, 2017 – Today January 12, 2017 marks the 6th anniversary of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti. The earthquake affected over 3 million people and claimed up to 150,000 lives. Earthquakes rank among the highest in potential […]

Caribbean gov’ts yet to fulfil financial commitments to Haiti – CDEMA head

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From Jamaica Gleaner Head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson has revealed that some two weeks after Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, Caribbean governments are yet to make good on their commitments to provide financial resources for relief efforts in the former French colony. “We have not received any cash contributions from […]

Caribbean rolls out relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew

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By Bert Wilkinson From Amsterdam News Now that Hurricane Matthew, one of the deadliest storms to have roared through the Caribbean and the U.S. in more than a decade, has made landfall in Florida, relief officials at the Caribbean’s main response agency are getting ready to roll out assistance efforts to member countries lashed by […]

Training for CARICOM’s Primary Disaster Relief Unit

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From CARICOM 32 participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and fire services, successfully completed four days of training in preparation for their role in providing relief and humanitarian assistance in the event of a disaster. The annual training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) was held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency […]

New project to create resilience culture in the Caribbean

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 11th 2016 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) announced the project “Strengthening Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies and Capacities for Resilience in the Caribbean”, that is supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), during the Disaster Risk Reduction Development […]