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DRR before and after Hurricane Mitch

UNISDR

Hurricane Mitch marked a “before and after” for Central America's approach to disaster risk reduction. Six Central American countries created organisations responsible for the management of risk reduction to support the implementation of laws and policies in national programmes. They have also put in place ways to measure risk and evaluate the impact of disasters.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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