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This country disaster risk profile is an estimation of the potential economic losses to property caused by adverse natural hazards. This brief focuses on hurricanes and earthquakes risk profile of Aruba.
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This report reviews information on drought characteristics and management in the Caribbean region, identifies the relevant national and regional agencies and focal points involved in drought management, and brings together information on their work at

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This new publication from the World Meteorological Organization provides a wide-ranging description of how small island States and territories in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions are using seasonal predictions and other climate information

The Diocese of North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba is looking to tap into effective strategies in disaster risk reduction and management as part of the response to Tropical Storm Erika on the island of Dominica. Bishop Leroy Brooks of the Anglican Alliance noted the need for better disaster preparation as climate change continues to leave an increasing mark...
Anglican Alliance
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This report presents the findings of an assessment undertaken by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) during 2010-2011 which assessed the institutional and technical capacities and needs of the Caribbean region to support Multi-hazard Early Warning

Morphology of Kick'em Jenny volcano, as revealed by a multi-beam survey by the NOAA Ship Ron Brown in March 2002. The survey shows that the modern cone of the volcano is nested within a larger horseshoe-shaped depression formed by slope failure. (Photo / NOAA)
The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua on 11 May is "a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come," says a leading expert.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Following the devastating tsunami that struck Japan, 33 countries are preparing to participate on 23 March in the first full-scale simulated tsunami alert exercise in the Caribbean. The goal is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions...
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
Recently released high-quality, up-to-date vector-based maps of Central and South America give insurance and reinsurance companies a precise, reliable cartographic basis that can associate actual and modelled risks with the objects to be insured...
Directions Magazine, Directions Media

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