Latin America and the Caribbean
The poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti continues to struggle with the aftermath of a massive earthquake that devastated its capital city, Port-au-Prince, with a death toll in the hundreds of thousands. Two years after the disaster, questions remain about Haiti's long-term recovery, given the inherent weakness of its political institutions and its economy.
REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - Children walk next to a flooded home after heavy rains just outside of Santo Domingo
Caribbean Regional Disaster Response and Management Mechanisms: Prospects and Challenges
July 2013, Mark Kirton, PhD
Caribbean nations are particularly vulnerable for a number of reasons to the increased frequency and severity of disasters, both natural and man-made but regional organizations can be the next step in disaster risk management. Following research on the existing regional framework, Mark Kirton contrasts the present obstacles of overlapping national, regional and international frameworks with the potential success of a consolidated Caribbean regional disaster management mechanism.
April 2013, Goshi Tsukamoto
January 10, 2013, Elizabeth Ferris
December 13, 2012
October 11, 2012, Megan Bradley
August 21, 2012, Elizabeth Ferris
Article | Disasters Journal
March 2012, Elizabeth Ferris and Sara Ferro-Ribeiro
Report | The Year that Shook the Rich: A Review of Natural Disasters in 2011
March 1, 2012
Speech | World Vision
February 28, 2012, Elizabeth Ferris
October 6, 2011
April 2011, Elizabeth Ferris and Daniel Petz
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