Haiti approves a new Risk and Disaster Management Plan
In an important step towards creating a more resilient region and better prepared to face disasters, the Government of the Republic of Haiti approved the National Risk and Disaster Management Plan 2019-2030, a result of an inclusive, multisectoral and
Group photo of participants at the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference
Japan hosted the 2nd World Tsunami Museum Conference which attracted 156 participants from 17 countries to help raise awareness of tsunami risk.
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.
/Robert Glasser speaking at the World Urban Forum Special Session on Restoring Hope
The opportunity to build back better is an opportunity not just to prevent loss of life but to restore a community's morale and to integrate disaster risk reduction measures into daily civil life, UNISDR head, Robert Glasser told a Special Session at the World Urban Forum yesterday.
The Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) presents a 2016 analysis of the current status of DRR in Haiti and is written and published in French.
Hurricane Matthew in Haiti which caused over 600 deaths and US$2.7 billion of economic losses in late 2016 (Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abassi)
A nightmare scenario for any community is to be taken by surprise in the middle of the night by a sudden disaster such as the mudslide that swept away hundreds of lives earlier this month in the Amazonian town of Mocoa in Putamayo, Colombia.
Photo: © EU/ECHO/J. Torres - Haitian families in Grand'Anse Department lost most of their possessions after hurricane Matthew.
There was a call today for urgent support to improve disaster risk management in Haiti following a damning investigation of the country’s losses from Hurricane Matthew six months ago.
The town of Les Cayes after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew (credit: MINUSTAH)
The 5th Regional Platform for the Americas opens in Montreal next Tuesday. Hurricane Matthew affected several countries in the Region but none worse than Haiti. The three year recovery effort comes with a price tag of US$2.72 billion following losses estimated at US$2.8 billion.

The Regional Road Map identifies concrete actions that will advance the current status of seismic risk management in the Caribbean, including replication and scaling up of previous interventions. This tool will assist stakeholders to identify, implement

At the Caribbean Urban Seismic Risk Forum (from left): Mr. Arturo López-Portillo Contreras, ACS; Mr. Ronald Jackson, CDEMA; Mr. François Anick Joseph, Minister of the Interior and Local Authorities, Haiti,  Mr. Fritz Deshommes, State University of Haiti; Mr. Yves Fritz Joseph, National Laboratory of Building and Public Work of Haiti (Photo: UNDP Haiti)
Seven years on from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, countries from across the Caribbean are working hard to reduce the risks posed by seismic threats, as part of their wider drive towards sustainable development.