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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Incorporating indigenous knowledge into disaster policies

12 Mar 2015, ACS

A stated objective in the Development of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to ensure the use of traditional and local knowledge to complement, as relevant and appropriate, scientific knowledge in disaster risk assessment and the development and implementation of policies, plans and programmes...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1980 20,500
Storm 2010 6,100
Storm 2004 1,004
Flood 1987 1,000
Storm 2005 530
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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