This country profile for Antigua and Barbuda summarizes available evidence on climate hazards, health vulnerabilities, health impacts and progress in health sector efforts towards a climate-resilient health system.
World Health Organization
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The aim of the Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) Project is to identify and address any gaps to ensure equal access to resilience, climate change and environment solutions.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
World Food Programme
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Government of Canada
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that impacted the Islands of Barbuda and Antigua in 2017. A recovery strategy and summary of identified priority actions for recovery is included in the report.
Antigua and Barbuda enjoys a strong tourism sector but it struggles with poverty, economic inequality, and unemployment. The country’s efforts to strengthen disaster management is hampered by its non-integration to national development planning.
United States Agency for International Development