Cuba: a model in hurricane risk management

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

As Ivan stormed across the Caribbean, the United Nations stated that Cuba was a model in hurricane risk management in developing countries. “The Cuban way could easily be applied to other countries with similar economic conditions and even in countries with greater resources that do not manage to protect their population as well as Cuba does” explained Salvano Briceno, director of the ISDR secretariat in Geneva, the UN body that focuses on disaster reduction.

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