Human Interest Stories

Housing ‘most urgent need’ for hurricane-ravaged Dominica, UN agency reports

10 October 2017 – Three weeks since category 5 Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica, the scope of the damage remains daunting, with islanders in dire need of water, electricity, food and supplies, the United Nations migration agency reported on Tuesday as it continued to carry out an array of activities…...

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CCRIF a light in disaster darkness

Amid despair brought on with lives lost and property destruction caused by hurricanes sweeping the Caribbean, a beacon of good news is that the disaster relief fund designed to help in these circumstances is working. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), which was set up by regional governments since…...

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Jamaica ‘deeply moved’ by onslaught of hurricanes in the C’bean, Johnson Smith tells UN

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the country was “deeply moved” by the onslaught of two massive hurricanes that have forced thousands of people across the Caribbean into a life that is dramatically different from what it was…...

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