Statement by Mr Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of CDEMA on the recognition of International Day for Disaster Reduction – October 13, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13 as the date to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), to promote a global culture for disaster reduction, including its prevention and mitigation, as well as preparation activities. The International Day for Disaster Reduction – #IDDR is a day…...

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CDEMA says hurricane damage underscores need to tackle incidences of vulnerability

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 13, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Friday said the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last month has highlighted the need to tackle the incidences of vulnerability, which remain a key issue for the Caribbean. CDEMA executive director, Ronald Jackson told…...

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UN Secretary General to visit hurricane battered Caribbean countries

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, Wednesday announced that he would be visiting Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries battered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria when they made their way through the Lesser Antilles last month. The Category 5 storms…...

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