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Government of China supports Caribbean countries to build back better after hurricanes

As governments in several Caribbean countries start rebuilding key infrastructure, housing and communities after hurricanes Maria and Irma hit several island nations a month ago, the Government of the People’s Republic of China is supporting efforts to build back better. Responding to the catastrophic damage left by two back-to-back category…...

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INTERVIEW: Hurricane-hit Caribbean nations can build back better, says UN development official

19 October 2017 – Mere mention of the Caribbean conjures up images of pristine waters, beautiful beaches and fun in the sun. However, the images emanating from the region over the past couple of months have painted a very different picture. “A paradise turned into hell,” was how United Nations…...

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Hurricane recovery : Children to benefit from OECS-UNICEF “Return to Happiness Programme”

214 children from Barbuda received psycho social  assistance, after the trauma of hurricane Irma, through the Return to Happiness Programme implemented from October 2-7 by 17 education specialists. The Saint-lucian elegation of volunteers, who successfully completed the first mission, will extend their operations to other affected countries. The passage of two category…...

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Post hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica- 18 October – Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP and World Bank team on the ground. Critical infrastructure—including electrical lines, houses, public…...

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CCRIF to make US$19M payout to Dominica following passage of Hurricane Maria

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 22, 2017. CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that Dominica will receive a payout of US$19,294,800 under its tropical cyclone policy following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 19. This payout will be made within 14 days of the…...

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