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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

ISDR Informs - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue 6, 2002


Living with Risk in a Changing Climate

Global ISDR
Launching of the «Living with risk» A global review of disaster reduction initiatives
Celebration of the World Disaster Reduction Day
World Summit on Sustainable Development Outcome of WSSD
News from the ISDR Secretariat
Donor’s Meeting: Strengthening Regional and National Capacities for Natural Disaster Reduction
The UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction
Desasters in the Region
Ecuador’s Forgotten Volcano The Eruption of Reventador
Cuba: Beyond a Simple Response to Hurricanes
A structural vulnerability assessment of seismic hazard in a sector of
Guatemala City
The Role of Community Disaster Preparedness in National Development
Guatemala: A Country of Mountains
Partners in Action
Epidemiological control measures in communities affected by floods
Radio Drama Series “Times of Hurricanes”
Antofagasta, Chile, and the threat of tsunamis Confronting Natural Hazards in the New Century
The Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Assistance (CAPRADE)
Guatemala: First National Meeting on Risk Management
Flood Vulnerability Reduction and Early Warning Systems Project for Small
River Basins in Central America now has its own subregional platform
ECLAC organizes disaster impact assessment workshop in El Salvador
Regional Workshop: Risk Reduction in Human Settlements in Central
America and the Caribbean
Regional Consultation: “Local Management and Risk Reduction within Human Settlements located in the Caribbean Basin”
A Seismic Warning System for the State of Oaxaca, Mexico: A Technological
Tool for Reducing Vulnerability
Seismic Risk and Social Behavior
Kids and Youth


AN UPDATE ON PROJECT PROGRESS Improving Access to Health and Disaster Information in Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador
Living with Risk: Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives
A New CD on El Niño Phenomenon
Latest PAHO Publications
Regional Disaster Information Center
Series: Local Risk Management... A Way towards Municipal Development
Announcement 6th International Conference on Risk Management
Caribbean Risk Management Network

ISDR Informs – a Magazine for Latin America and the Caribbean,
is produced by the Regional Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, part of the UN Inter Agency Secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in Geneva.

The information and opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect the policies of the ISDR Secretariat.

Editor: Elina Palm
General Production: Margarita Villalobos Mora
Graphic Design: Mario Barrantes
Cover Design: Mario Barrantes
Photo Cover: Tony Bagalue, Trinidad y Tobago
Photographs:R. Pérez, J. Valdés, E. Palm, CIDCURN- Hunduras, L. Herrera, J. Jenkins, R. Zapata, EIRD.
Translation: Hermann Steffen, Roberto Prado
Printed by MasterLitho

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