September 22, 2019

Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction observed in St. Kitts and Nevis under “Resilience for All” theme

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“Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Government has been responding to the felt needs of the people by integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and risk-informed measures into new programmes and policies largely focused on building back better and increasing our country’s resilience,” the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Osmond Petty […]

20 years of Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Reliefweb Located over the Pacific’s Nazca tectonic plate, the North American plate and the Caribbean plate which are constantly shifting, the region suffers frequent, powerful earthquakes that devastate the region; in April 2015, Ecuador was shaken by a magnitude 7.8 seism. Bordering the Pacific’s “Ring of Fire”, so called because the area contains a […]

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Caribbean

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eTN Global Travel Industry News The issue of global financing for development is a critical theme in the international development agenda with the most recent United Nations (UN) meeting being the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which was held in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting which precedes the convening of […]

Humanitarian assistance in Review Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Relief Web Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014 The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID provided nearly $986 million for emergency humanitarian assistance to affected […]