Cuba

Tichico Joel Cobian Mena, President of the Association of Blind and People Living with Disabilities (ANCI) in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
After becoming blind through ocular disease, retired geologist Tichico Joel Cobian Mena puts his knowledge to good use by working to include vulnerable people in community plans for disaster risk reduction.
Ambassador Makeda Antoine Cambridge of Trinidad and Tobago speaking on the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season
A new review of the record-breaking 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Seaon will be launched at the Americas Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June.
PM Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit (left), meeting with UN Secretary-General, António Guterres in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria - UN Photo/Rick Bajomas
Following the devastation wrought on his Caribbean island home by Hurricane Maria, the Prime Minister of Dominica, Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, is calling on the world not “to turn its back” on the problem of climate change and for greater investment in disaster risk reduction.
Mr.  Adriel Brathwaite, Chairman of the CDEMA Council of Ministers (right), presents the award to Mr. Jeremy Collymore, former Executive Director, CDEMA (centre), alongside its current Executive Director, Mr. Ronald Jackson (left)
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is introducing a new awards scheme to recognise distinction in reducing disaster risk including the Jeremy Collymore Award for Research in Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Management.
The award-winning ‘Rescate de Cayo Granma’ project
A group of Cuban students has won an international prize awarded to budding architects who deploy their talents to reduce the risk of disasters.
"The Recovery of Santiago de Cuba after Hurricane Sandy", developed by UNDP in Cuba in collaboration with the Faculty of Construction, University of Oriente (Photo: UNDP)
The United Nations has unveiled a multimedia application that showcases the work done to help Santiago de Cuba to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which lashed the island’s second-largest province in October 2012.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson listens to the discussions in a featured event on strengthening partnerships towards disaster risk reduction for small island developing states.
Senior government officials from developing small island states and climate change experts have warned of a massive increase in human, economic and material losses in these countries if risk reduction measures are not taken urgently to mitigate the impacts of major hazards and climate change.

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