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Canada Funding New Initiative To Help Caribbean Deal With Disasters

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Canada says it will launch a CAD$20 million (US$14.8 million) Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility initiative to help Caribbean countries better prepare for and respond to...

Caribbean Urged to Prepare For Big Earthquake

The  Caribbean has been warned to prepare for a big earthquake, after several parts of the region were  rattled by tremors in recent times. Over the weekend, the Seismic Research...

At least 42 die in California’s deadliest wildfires

BBC:-  Thirteen more bodies have been recovered in California, bringing the death toll in the US state's deadliest wildfire to 42, officials say. The remains were found in and around the...
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Saint Lucia Addresses Disaster Responsiveness

Press Release:-  Climate shocks are not only responsible for increasing humanitarian crises but are also leading factors in augmenting poverty and food insecurity in Saint Lucia. To deal with this...

Tropical Depression Forms South East of Lesser Antilles

National Hurricane Center (NHC): At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of newly formed Tropical Depression Five was located near latitude 10.4 North, longitude 47.9 West. The depression...

‘No Survivors’ On Crashed Boeing 737

BBC News:-   Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from...

Saint Lucia To Participate In Regional Tsunami Exercise

Press Release:-  Saint Lucia will join other countries in the Caribbean and Latin America as a participant in a regional tsunami response exercise on Thursday March 14th, 2019, dubbed CARIBEWAVE19....

PM Urges Citizens To Be Prepared For Hurricane Season

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is urging all citizens to be prepared as the Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1. Writing on his official Facebook page, Chastanet observed that the...

Bangladesh Slum Fire Leaves 50,000 Homeless

BBC News:- A massive fire has swept through a slum in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless. About 15,000 homes were destroyed in the Chalantika slum late on...

Remembering Victims Of Ravine Poisson Disaster

Press Release:-  In observance of the 80th Anniversary of the Ravine Poisson Disaster which resulted in the loss of many lives and properties, the Special Ravine Poisson Disaster Committee in...