One year later: the critical role of NGOs in Puerto Rico’s recovery


Amid strained resources and a delayed federal response, NGOs have been instrumental in providing basic services and filling a gap in recovery assistance, in addition to delivering much-needed expertise to fuel a more resilient and sustainable future for Puerto Rico. NGOs have assumed new roles, created partnerships, self-organized, and are now first responders.

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

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