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Dominican Republic approves disaster risk plan

26 Dec 2013, UNISDR AM

The President of the Dominican Republic approved the plan that will define policy guidelines and basic principles for public and private institutions and civil society organizations. The plan focuses on the implementation of programmes that reduce disaster risk, ensure the safety of citizens and protect the country’s economic, social, environmental and cultural heritage...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1988 1,191,150
Storm 1998 975,595
Flood 1981 150,000
Storm 2007 79,728
Flood 2003 65,003
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.