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IDDR message by Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director (CDEMA)

“Making Cities Resilient : My City is getting ready”, the theme of the two year (2010-2011) Global Campaign will be the focus of my message to the CDEMA Participating States on this International Day for Disaster Reduction, Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Click here for more.

 
CDEMA committed to rebuilding Haiti

Bridgetown, Barbados Monday October 11, 2010 – (CDEMA) – CDEMA with the financial support of the Australian Government continues to provide direct technical assistance to Haiti following the devastating earthquake earlier this year.

The Haiti Technical Assistance Programme (HTAP), a desk established at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) seeks to build capacity at Haiti’s Civil Protection Directorate (CPD) in specific areas.

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Brazil donates funds for humanitarian assistance to CARICOM countries

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 7, 2007, (CDEMA) - US$562, 600 was donated by the Government of Brazil to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) today. The funding will support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) management and humanitarian assistance in CARICOM member states.

Speaking at the signing ceremony Ambassador Acquarone of Brazil, said the agreement is a demonstration of putting in practical terms (Brazil’s) intention to cooperate with CDEMA.

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Situation Report 1 – Low Pressure System impacting islands in the Lesser Antilles (October 4, 2010, as of 4.00p.m)

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Heavy rains cause severe flooding in Barbados and landslides in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Flood Watch remains in effect for Antigua and Barbuda.

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St Vincent to receive training in how to assess damage after a disaster

(OECS Secretariat, Castries, St Lucia) - A team of officials from the OECS Secretariat will lead a three-day training session next week in macro-economic damage assessment in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The national training workshop will be held from Wednesday October 6 to Friday October 8, and is targeted at senior public officials who work in finance, tourism, agriculture, education, health and housing sectors in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The training team will comprise a combined team of staff from the OECS Secretariat and UNECLAC, Trinidad and Tobago.

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