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WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 - The European Commission and the World Bank signed today a Euro 14 million agreement to be executed by the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) to facilitate access to low cost, high quality catastrophe risk insurance for the governments of Central American countries and the Dominican Republic.  Full details attached.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 10, 2015 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has made a payment of EC$6.5 million (approximately US$2.4 million), the maximum payable under the policy, to the Government of Dominica under the Facility’s Excess Rainfall Programme – as a result of rains that occurred during Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015.

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred at 10:51:31 UTC (6:51:31 local time) on 20 April 2016, at 389 km (241.7 mi) E of Bathsheba, Barbados, 400 km (248.5 mi) E of Bridgetown, Barbados, 552 km (343 mi) E of Bisee, Saint Lucia and 556 km (345.5 mi) E of Castries, Saint Lucia.

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Hurricane Sandy passed through the Caribbean in October 2012, affecting three CCRIF member countries – Haiti, Jamaica and The Bahamas, although not to the extent of triggering their tropical cyclone policies.

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On April 18, 2015, COSEFIN members and CCRIF SPC gathered together to formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding allowing Central American countries access to low-cost, high-quality sovereign parametric catastrophe risk insurance through CCRIF SPC.

This report was prepared at the request of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with support from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to assess strategies for linking the ECLAC Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) Methology to the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).

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