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21 Apr 2009 description

Executive summary

Introduction

1. Since 1999 DG ECHO has implemented six DIPECHO Action Plans (AP) in the Caribbean with a combined funding total of €16,875,001, supporting 66 projects implemented by 21 different NGOs, UN agencies, academic institutions and government bodies.

2. The objectives of APV and VI (running from 2006/07 and 2007/09 respectively) are similar and principally aim to reduce the impact of future disasters in the Caribbean region by preparing vulnerable populations in the areas most affected by recurrent natural hazards.