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No time for doubt: tackling urban risk

A glance at urban interventions by Red Cross Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean:

This publication was developed in an effort to complement and inform the internal process of defining urban intervention strategies in the Americas in order to manage urban risk related to health and sanitation; food security and nutrition; road safety; social, economic and political violence; human insecurity; and disaster risk associated with the probable occurrence of diverse types of both rapid and slow onset events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires, and drought, as well as outbreaks of disease and infection.

It provides a glimpse of how three National Red Cross Societies–among many other across the continent–are intervening in volatile urban settings. The cases studies and beneficiary stories from Colombia, Nicaragua and Jamaica, alongside reflection and learning from other urban settings including Paraguay, Panama and Peru, provide impetus for re-evaluating the lens through which we view and promote human development.


  • Themes:Civil Society/NGOs, Community-based DRR, Critical Infrastructure, Food Security & Agriculture, Health & Health Facilities, Social Impacts & Resilience, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Wild Fire
  • Countries/Regions:Americas, Colombia, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/25506

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