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Canadian government supports disaster management in Jamaica

28 Jan 2015, Jamaica Observer, the

More than CA$95,000 to aid Jamaica in implementing disaster risk reduction projects has been set aside, reports the Jamaica Observer. The projects aim to strengthen the capacity of communities to mitigate the effects of disasters, such as mangrove husbandry and protection to reduce vulnerability to storm surge...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1984 30,000
Flood 1997 29,000
Wildfire 1989 25,000
Flood 1996 12,000
Wildfire 1998 8,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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