Kingston, Jamaica, October 13th, 2014 (UNISDR) - The Office for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), HelpAge International and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), conducted today the Caribbean launch of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), focused on analyzing the vulnerability and highlight the contributions of older persons related to the disaster risk management.

Kingston, Jamaica, June 30, 2012 ( JIS) - Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says the region must place high priority on the issue of disaster management.

He noted that the Caribbean region is considered to be the second most disaster prone in the world, and revealed that for Jamaica alone, it is conservatively estimated that for the past 10 years, the country has lost $14 billion annually, dealing with damage caused by impact of hazards, such as hurricane and floods.

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