The Government of Australia signed an agreement last Friday with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to facilitate the handing over of an initial AUS$1 million for humanitarian assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti. This was done during a visit to the Coordinating Unit by Australian High Commissioner, Mr. Philip Kentwell where he was brought up to date on the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Response effort to Haiti. His discussions with CDEMA also centered on longer term support for Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in the region.

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 29, 2009 (CDEMA) - An Earthquake Public Awareness and Education Campaign was launched on Thursday 22 October, 2009 at the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This Campaign is one of the major activities of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) implemented Earthquake Readiness Capacity Building Project.

August 21, 2009 (Royal Navy) - A Royal Navy Task Group consisting of warship HMS Iron Duke and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort George are on patrol in the Caribbean standing by to provide disaster relief assistance if required. CDERA officials met with the Task Group Command Team on 13 August when HMS IRON DUKE visited Bridgetown, Barbados.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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