Hurricane Irma

Caribbean hurricane season ‘will be different this time’

In September 2017 two category five hurricanes swept across the Caribbean, devastating island communities in the region.  In the 2nd part of this special report marking the one year anniversary of hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting the Caribbean, UN News looks at how the UN has responded, helping communities to get back on their feet, and preparing them for the inevitability of more damaging hurricanes in the future.

In the eye of the Caribbean storm: one year on from Irma and Maria

“It was angry. That's what it sounded like to me. When the roof came off, there were these horrible screeches, this horrible noise. It was devastating, and we all had to run”.

News in Brief 13 December 2017 (PM)

At least 15 besieged Syrian civilians dead due to lack of medical care

At least 15 civilians in urgent need of medical evacuation have died in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, the UN said on Wednesday.

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Cricket helping young hurricane evacuees “Return to Happiness”

Cricket is helping Caribbean children to forget the horrors of Hurricane Irma.

The Category 5 storm, which hit in early September, decimated the tiny island of Barbuda, forcing families to seek shelter on the sister island of Antigua.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace

Refugees are the focus of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.

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News in Brief 8 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Bangladesh camps for “desperate” Myanmar refugees are full to capacity

Bangladeshi camps and facilities for Myanmar refugees fleeing violence are “full to capacity”, but there has been no let-up in the number of arrivals, the UN said on Friday.

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UN Daily News Programme 06 September 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells.

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Seek safety ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF urges Haitians

Haitians who are bracing themselves for the arrival of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, need to prepare themselves and move out of harm’s way if necessary.

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