Overview

 

Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean

Our regional office provides support to actors throughout the region, including North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, fostering a culture of disaster prevention and building disaster resilient nations and communities.


VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP21)

https://rp-americas.undrr.org/regionalplatform

 

Regional Assessment Report (RAR 2021)

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DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean

DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean
DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean

 


 


Business resilience - English subtitles


 

Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction

Red de América Latina y el Caribe de mujeres para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres

Contact us

UNDRR Americas and the Caribbean
Calle Luis Bonilla, 112
City of Knowledge
Clayton
Ancon
0843-03441
Panama City, Panama

Phone: +507 317 1120

Countries

Country Sendai Focal Point National Platform Country profile on PreventionWeb
Antigua and Barbuda National Office of Disaster Services COUNTRY PROFILE
Argentina Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Ministerio de Seguridad Nacional .Secretaria de Protección Civil , Comisión Cascos Blancos, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaria de Articulaci COUNTRY PROFILE
Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (Bahamas) COUNTRY PROFILE
Barbados Department of Emergency Management COUNTRY PROFILE
Belize National Emergency Management Organization COUNTRY PROFILE
Bolivia Viceministerio de Defensa Civil, Viceministerio de Defensa Civil COUNTRY PROFILE
Brazil Secretaria Nacional de Defesa Civil, Ministério da Integração Nacional, Secretaria Nacional de Prote, Ministerio de Integración Nacional, COORDENADORIA MUNICIPAL DE DEFESA CIVIL DE BELO HORIZONTE COUNTRY PROFILE
Canada Public Safety Canada, Public Safety Canada Canada National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Chile Oficina Nacional de Emergencia, Oficina Nacional de Emergencia Chile National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Colombia Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres COUNTRY PROFILE
Costa Rica Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias, Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias COUNTRY PROFILE
Cuba Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civil de Cuba COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominica Office of Disaster Management COUNTRY PROFILE
Dominican Republic Presidencia de la Rep, Defensa civil Dominican Republic National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Ecuador Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos, Servicio Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos y Emergencias COUNTRY PROFILE
El Salvador Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres, Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres COUNTRY PROFILE
Grenada National Disaster Management Agency COUNTRY PROFILE
Guatemala Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres, Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres COUNTRY PROFILE
Guyana Civil Defense Commission COUNTRY PROFILE
Haiti Direction de la Protection Civile (Haiti) COUNTRY PROFILE
Honduras Comisión Permanente de Contingencias COUNTRY PROFILE
Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management COUNTRY PROFILE
Mexico Coordinacion Nacional de Proteccion Civil COUNTRY PROFILE
Nicaragua Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres, Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres Nicaragua National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Panama Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (Panama), Sistema Nacional de Proteccion Civil (Panama) COUNTRY PROFILE
Paraguay Ministro de la Secretar, Ministro de la Secretar Paraguay National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Peru Secretaría de Gestión Pública de la Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros, Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros Peru National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency (Saint Kitts and Nevis), National Emergency Management Agency (Saint Kitts and Nevis) COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation, National Emergency Management Organisation COUNTRY PROFILE
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Office (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) COUNTRY PROFILE
Suriname National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief COUNTRY PROFILE
Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, the, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) COUNTRY PROFILE
United States of America Department of the Interior COUNTRY PROFILE
Uruguay Sistema Nacional de Emergencias, Sistema Nacional de Emergencias COUNTRY PROFILE
Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep of Viceministerio de Gesti COUNTRY PROFILE

News and events

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Disaster preparedness
When COVID began to infiltrate the Caribbean, WFP helped Dominica implement systems to more efficiently collect and analyze the data needed to determine who was eligible for payments to help ride out the pandemic.
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School in the Caribbean
The disruptive school closures sparked by the crisis have underscored the need for a stronger focus on educational continuity and school safety as the region faces ever-more complex risks.
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Are we prepared for new pandemics? And for evermore extreme events increased by climate change in one of the world’s areas that has suffered the greatest economic losses due to earthquakes and hurricanes?
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Displacement
After Hurricanes Iota and Eta ripped through Central America in 2020, many were forced to flee with little more than the wet clothes on their backs, leaving their houses destroyed and even bodies of family members buried in thick mud. Instead of returning
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After ash from La Soufriere volcanic eruption blanketed St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), businesses from across the Caribbean have rushed to lend support to the stricken country where homes have been destroyed, people displaced and water contaminated
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The Government of Jamaica, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) are pleased to announce that the VII Regional
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In preparation for the upcoming Fifth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) and its Preparatory Committees, the Government of Malawi recently hosted the Africa and Haiti Regional Review Meeting. The objective of the meeting was to
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We need to apply scientific knowledge to Disaster Risk Management and promote the creation of risk science in view of the permanent and growing increases in hazards, vulnerabilities and greater exposure.
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More than 300 people from Latin America and the Caribbean came together virtually to address the progress in disaster preparation in the region. The meeting took place within the framework of the workshop entitled “Enhanced Disaster preparedness for
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According to the latest evidence, investments in safe schools provide economic returns for society and also contribute to economic recovery.
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Publications

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There are approximately 85 million persons living with some form of disability in the Americas and the Caribbean region. If we add to that their caregivers, families and support networks, it is clear that, either directly or indirectly, disability is a

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and the International Health Regulations (WHO, 2005) include biological hazards, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, among the major sources of risks for the 21st century.  While COVID-19, the

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In order to promote the exchange of experiences and a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of the governing bodies for disaster risk management (DRM) of different countries in the Americas and Caribbean region met on April 14

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The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the importance of preparedness and the coordination capacities of national and regional disaster risk management agencies. The notes below includes good practices and lessons learned from Central America and the

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Confusion and disinformation have been a feature of the COVID-19 pandemic. The press has tried to plough through an avalanche of information to illustrate the situation from various  perspectives, but a focus on day-to-day coverage combined with a lack of

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 emphasizes the need to establish public-private partnerships for disaster risk reduction to better address the socioeconomic impacts of disasters. The private sector can support disaster risk

Climate change has had serious consequences at global and local levels and has required more effective scientific studies and management measures for disaster risk reduction strategies. In this sense, public managers should consider strategies that

The state of Paraná in the south of Brazil has recorded a significant increase in the number of disasters over the years, as well as the other Brazilian states. Since 2012, with the implementation of the National Protection and Civil Defense Policy (PNPDC

The City of Santa Fe is the capital of the Argentine province of Santa Fe. The province is in the central area of the country, which is a plain area predominantly used for agricultural-livestock activity. Most of its limits are fluvial, located at the

Brazil is not an exception to the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts in several countries. However, assessing the spatial and temporal identification of drought episodes is an extremely complex process. Drought indices are particularly useful

Americas activities - 1
Caribbean Safe Schools Initiative
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Women network
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