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Top officials say UN will support Bahamas’ rescue, relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian churns in Atlantic

United Nations leaders on Monday expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the Bahamas and all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the massive storm pummeling the region with high winds and torrential rainfall.

News in Brief - 02 September 2019

  • Hurricane Dorian “hammering” Bahamas, could be strongest on record, UN weather experts warn
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  • UN chief ends DR Congo trip with plea for more Ebola funding
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Devastating storms like Hurricane Florence ‘unusual this far north’: UN weather agency

In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States - are rarely seen so far north, the United Nation’s weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday.

With Caribbean still rebuilding after devastating storms, UNICEF helping to boost resilience ahead of next hurricane season

Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday.

'Long road to recovery' for Dominica, Barbuda, despite pledges

It’s going to be a “long road to recovery” for the hurricane-struck Caribbean islands of Dominica and Barbuda, despite a successful pledging conference at UN Headquarters this week.

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At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 billion in loans and debt relief to help Caribbean nations recover from the strong hurricanes that pummelled the region a few months ago, during a meeting at United Nations Headquarters on Tuesday.

Building safe houses, UN agency helping Dominica recover from disaster

Seven weeks since hurricane Maria made landfall in Dominica and left widespread destruction in its wake, the United Nations migration agency has been supporting local tradespeople with safe construction skills to repair the damage and create conditions for a full recovery.

UN experts sound alarm on mounting rights concerns in Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria

More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island remains without an effective emergency response, a group of United Nations human rights experts warned on Monday, as they called on United States and Puerto Rican authorities to remove regulatory and financial barriers to reconstruction and recovery.

UN Gender Focus: Reproductive health, Antigua & Barbuda, and Space for Women

Reproductive health and economic inequalities inextricably linked: UNFPA

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

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.