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Strengthening Haiti’s preparedness for weather and climate hazards
Hydro-meteorological hazards (tropical cyclones, thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornados, floods, and drought) have had a significant impact on Haiti’s development. More than 96% of its territory is at risk from these hazards. In response, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) collaborated with the World Bank and the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience to strengthen Haiti’s capacity to deliver weather information and early warning systems tailored to the needs of farmers and civil protection groups. Assistance from GFDRR’s Code for Resilience initiative provided training to Haitian students to develop SMS-Lapli, a program to help the new Hydromet Unit at the Ministry of Agriculture collect, analyze, archive, and disseminate rainfall data.
Stories of Impact is a series highlighting achievements in disaster risk management.