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Destruction of Hurricane Beryl
One week after the storm, communities are coming to terms with the full extent of Hurricane Beryl’s destruction. And hurricane season is far from over.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Policies and plans
The Barbados Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Policy 2022 ensures that there is a strategic direction to keeping people safe and making communities more resilient to disaster and climate related risks and impacts.
Promoting South-South Cooperation: Building Bridges between the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean
The Caribbean and the Indian Ocean Island States are among the most disaster-prone regions globally, facing hurricanes, cyclones, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Their size, limited resources, and geographical isolation amplify these challenges.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Barbados - government
University of the West Indies - St. Augustine, the
Documents and publications
As part of an effort to ensure that stakeholders have the best information, this Handbook provides the reader with a baseline understanding of Mauritius’ national entities involved in disaster management and climate change action.
Documents and publications
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) developed the Climate Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Governance and Performance Indicators during 2018 and conducted a pilot study in Belize in 2019.
Mexico City.
End of May and beginning of June 2024, Mexico and surrounding regions experienced extreme heat. Mexico already reported 125 heat-related deaths this season.
World Weather Attribution
Documents and publications
The analysis sheds light on disaster preparedness in five “data deprived” countries: Belize, Dominica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, and Suriname. Preparing for—and responding to—disasters requires a people-centered approach.
Beach at Buzios, Brazil
The World Bank approved a project to help Guyana adapt to climate change and reduce flood risk in its coastal regions. This initiative is set to benefit around 320,000 people, approximately 40% of the country’s population, including the most vulnerable.
World Bank, the

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