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Health and climate change: country profile 2020: Guyana
This country profile for Guyana provides a summary of available evidence on climate hazards, health vulnerabilities, health impacts and progress to date in health sector efforts to realize a climate-resilient health system.
World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Floods 2005 Guyana Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment
The objective of this report is to provide a preliminary assessment of the damage incurred with a special focus on reconstruction needs likely to emerge once the relief phase is over. Its aim is to provide donors with an initial assessment of possible intervention needs within six months to a year following the emergency created by the floods.
World Bank, the
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Located on the South American mainland, Guyana experiences flooding, drought, and wildfires but is not highly exposed to hurricanes, volcanoes, or earthquakes. Guyana has yet to put into full force several pieces of resilience-building legislation.
United States Agency for International Development
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This profile documents the projected climate impacts in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region. The high vulnerability to climate impacts in the region often drive direct integration of climate risk management into planning processes.
United States Agency for International Development
Guyana’s officials moved forward with plans to mitigate future disaster risks by launching a National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA).
Pacific Disaster Center
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The purpose of this study was to review selected National Adaptation Plans to better understand how disaster risk management is approached in climate change documents, and if systemic risk issues where impacts cascade across sectors are considered.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
The current floods situation in Guyana are representative of a recurring threat to the country’s development.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research

This document is comprised of the below maps:

  • Increased water level of the Mahaica river and inundated agricultural fields in Cane Grove Savannas area, Region 4 as of 19 June 2021;
  • Increased water level of the Mazaruni river and potentially affected
United Nations Satellite Centre United Nations Institute for Training and Research
On 25 March 2021, UNITAR-UNOSAT hosted an online Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) Awareness Raising Workshop with a focus on flood early warning communication.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
This project targets female farmers to meet their needs in preparation, adaptation and mitigation of disasters as they are usually first respondents during disasters.
United Nations Development Programme