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Six Caribbean islands, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Sint Maarten, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands, benefit from an 18-month project designed to build the energy resilience of these islands while reducing their vulnerability.
This is a comic for youth and adults to raise awareness on the importance of leaving no one behind in times of COVID-19 during hurricane season. This comic has been designed for the Caribbean, but can be used in other parts of the world.
French Red Cross
Aerial Recovery Group has been named an official partner of the BVI Department of Disaster Management, marking the long-term continuation of their work together.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters

Cette étude porte sur les changements côtiers et les inondations suite au passage d’un ouragan de catégorie 5 (Irma) les 5 et 6 septembre 2017 sur les îles de Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélemy aux Antilles. Selon l'étude, les systèmes côtiers ont répondu

Ahead of hurricane season, officials are strengthening the Virgin Islands VHF Emergency Network with improved transmission capabilities and 75 new VHF handsets.
Department of Disaster Management
During a recent conference, the British Virgin Islands received praise for its iLAND project, which has helped prepare the Caribbean for climate change. The project included a boulder revetment that withstood the unprecedented storm surge of Hurricane Irma. Other initiatives, including road drainage improvements and various policies, also derived from the effort.
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The British Virgin Islands will be financing the re-establishment and upgrade of a territory-wide multi hazard early warning system to the tune of U.S. $1.5 million. By the end of the project, the Department of Disaster Management will have installed nearly 400 systems with some form of warning communication.
British Virgin Islands - government
In a capacity strengthening exercise, the World Food Programme (WFP) helped the British Virgin Islands form a roadmap of four areas for engagement in disaster preparedness: Shock Responsive Social Protection coordination, data management and targeting, delivery mechanisms, and design. The training is part of the WFP's ongoing work in social protection programming.
World Food Programme
The British Virgin Islands will introduce the Livelihood Protection Policy, a new risk reduction micro-insurance mechanism designed to protect the income of persons most vulnerable to weather related incidents. Persons targeted include fishermen, farmers, taxi operators and other small business owners whose livelihoods were severely impacted by the 2017 disasters.
British Virgin Islands - government

A new UNISDR study of the private sectors in Dominica and the British Virgin Islands finds that even though most businesses had disaster continuity plans, Maria and Irma revealed that they were unprepared for a level 5 hurricane. Businesses must recognize

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