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St. Kitts & Nevis: National disaster coordinator satisfied with government programmes related to disaster risk reduction

Source(s):  St Kitts-Nevis Observer, the

By Rick Amburgey

Abdias Samuel, National Disaster Coordinator (NDC), is satisfied that the Harris-led Team Unity Administration’s programmes are in line with some of the seven global targets and four priorities areas of the Sendai Framework for Action to Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Samuel said that with the overall cost of damage by the two hurricanes at $117.2 million, the Team Unity Administration has done remarkably in disaster mitigation that included the offering of duty free concessions on building materials which is also in keeping with the Seven Global Targets of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Target (b) which points out to ‘substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower average global figure per 100,000 in the decade 2020-2030 compared to the period 2005-2015’.

“NEMA is supportive of the Government initiatives such as the roofing programmes which assisted homeowners who lost their roofs during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria,” Samuel said. “This initiative helped these home owners regain a semblance of normalcy in their recovery efforts.”

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  • Publication date 29 Apr 2019

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