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PANAMA, 18 January, 2016 - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has launched an awards scheme for 2016 which seeks to support national and regional efforts to reduce disaster loss and the impacts of climate change. CDEMA includes some of the most disaster prone small island States in the world, exposed to sea-level rise, storm surg…
GENEVA, 3 September 2019 – The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, today expressed her condolences to the Government and people of The Bahamas following the reported loss of life as a result of Hurricane Dorian, an unprecedented storm which continues to batter the Bahamas and threaten the US mainland.…
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 their hurricane and earthquake insurance for 2012-2013 and earned themselves a 25% premium rebate. The 16 countries and territories are Anguill…
This contributing paper explains how indirect economic impacts are computed, the necessary input data, and includes example applications for a hypothetical multi-dam breach, a hypothetical earthquake, and a hypothetical hurricane in the Caribbean (a non-US example). When measuring potential damages associated with a particular threat, there are both dir…