Preparedness & Response

Rapid Review

Fact Sheets


There are five (5) standard regional response units which provide surge capacity to an impacted CDEMA PS in the areas of relief management – CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU), emergency coordination – CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST), initial humanitarian needs assessments – CARICOM Disaster Assessment and Coordination (CDAC), initial sectoral assessments – Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT), and search and rescue – Regional Search and Rescue Team (RSART). However, the RRM is able to put together specialized technical teams based on the nature of the hazard and request from the impacted state.