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UN official extols Cuban preparedness in case of disasters

19 Sep 2014, CubaSí

The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, cited Cuba as an example of national preparation system to face disasters. 'It takes a long time to build such a system. It takes a lot of time to maintain it. That requires a strong national administration. You managed to create the program, maintain it and put it into operation when the moment comes'...


General Facts
  • Population: 857 million (2005)
  • Density: 20 per sq km
  • Total Area: 42,322 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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