Over 800 hurricane-affected Dominicans have received training and are being temporarily employed as part of the National Employment Programme.
Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.
These projects, which take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba, seek to strengthen disaster preparedness and risk reduction.
If the world is to end poverty in all its forms by 2030, we must boost resilience—in all its forms. This means the capacity to cope with shocks without major economic, social and environmental setbacks.
The Building Assessment Findings indicated that 100 percent of structures were damaged to some extent in Barbuda.
The plan identifies six “signature solutions” against which UNDP will now align its resource and expertise, to make a real impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.
The region registers the highest rates of violence against women outside the intimate partner and the second highest within the couple.

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38%

of the population are considered vulnerable

80%

of the population lives in urban areas

37%

of all legislators and senior officials are female

40%

of the people in the region feel safe

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