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… this year and last year all 72,000 people living on Dominica have been affected by disasters. Some have lost their roofs and livelihoods for the second time as a result of Hurricane Maria. “The only way we can reduce the number of people on this island from being disaster affected is to build … livelihoods for the second time as a result of Hurricane Maria. The only way we can reduce the number of people on this island from being disaster affected is to build …
… PANAMA, 18 January, 2016 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has launched an awards scheme for 2016 … of the Jeremy Collymore Award for Research in Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Management. In December, Mr. Collymore received CDEMA’s highest award at the 9th … resilience.” He stressed the importance of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted in March 2015,  to the Caribbean States and its 40 …
GENEVA, 8 June 2012 - The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua on 11 May is "a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come," says a leading expert. Seismologist Joan Latchman of the Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad and Tobago said: "Caribbean islands lie in an area of relatively high earthq…
… GENEVA, 15 June 2012 - As the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off, all 16 member governments of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) have committed for the sixth year in a row to renew … savings to either purchase additional coverage, or implement programmes to improve disaster resilience as well as climate change adaptation. Since 2007, CCRIF has made …