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
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
This first edition of the Regional Assessment Report on Disaster Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean (RAR 2021) presents the results of thirty years of efforts to reduce the risk of disasters in the region.
Through the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women for Disaster Risk Reduction, women and girls will come together to share experiences, ideas and innovative and transformative solutions to the challenges posed by disaster risk.
Despite logistical hurdles thrown up by the pandemic, the all-encompassing disaster risk reduction strategies countries are steadily putting in place are already helping build resilience and score gains against international targets.
Menaced by increasingly ferocious and costly hurricanes, alongside eruptions, earthquakes and floods, Caribbean countries have made huge strides towards developing multi-hazard early warning systems (EWS).
The Caribbean’s fragile economy is being battered by the pandemic that is keeping tourists from its tropical beaches and leaving heavily-indebted countries ill-prepared to cope with violent hurricanes and other emergencies, say experts.