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.
The region registers the highest rates of violence against women outside the intimate partner and the second highest within the couple.
All around the workd, climate change is fueling more severe hurricanes, floods and droughts. It's becoming one of the main causes of forced migration.
The number of severe hurricanes is projected to increase by 40 percent, if global temperatures rise by 2°C and up to 80 percent should they rise by 4°.
With a higher frequency of more intense storms, the 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean is evidence of a warming climate.
Efforts will focus on Barbuda (part of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda) and Dominica, two of the hardest hit Caribbean islands,
Reducing risks related to disasters has never been so urgent—and the Latin America and the Caribbean region bears witness to this.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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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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