DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean


DRR and COVID -19 in the Americas and the Caribbean


Even before the world brings the COVID-19 disaster under control, we will all be demanding: “Never again.” We can never go back to business as usual.

The current COVID-19 disaster demonstrates that which UNDRR outlined in the Global Assessment on Risk 2019: risk is systemic, and crises are cascading. Disasters are rapidly producing further disaster to become more complex and deadly.

Everyone is affected, but not everyone is affected equally. The elderly, people living with disabilities, gig workers and the poor and marginalised are most vulnerable. The only solution is prevention. Prevention saves lives.

This is why UNDRR, working with the UN system and other partners, is working to include risk in all development action to make sure hazards of all kinds - including pandemics - do not become disasters.




The cities of the Americas and the Caribbean facing COVID-19. Session 3: Resilient Cities


How to articulate integrated responses to the health, economic and climate crisis in LAC


Disaster Risk Management and Institutional Response to the COVID-19 Crisis








Policy briefs
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Stories and statements

News about UNDRR's response to the COVID-19 crisis

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Watch UNDRR's series of webinars (links to our YouTube channel)


Our DRR community platform, PreventionWeb, curates global news and resources from all organizations working on COVID-19

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