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The topic of vulnerability is one that has been on the agenda of the countries within the Greater Caribbean, and in particular those of the insular Caribbean for a long time. In the context of disaster risk reduction, vulnerability formally refers to "the characteristics of a person or group and the situation that influences their capacity to anticipate, cope with, resist, and recover from the impacts of a natural hazard. The concept is relative and dynamic, and in many cases is intrinsically associated with poverty.
Port of Spain (November 3, 2006) - On October 16, 2006, the Government of the Republic of Turkey presented a cheque for US$ 15,000 to the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) for its work in the field of disaster reduction in the Greater Caribbean.
The donation joins an earlier Turkish contribution of US$ 12,000 for a total of US$ 27,000, which will be a major contribution towards financing the High-Level Conference on Risk Reduction, Mitigation of the Effects and Recovery from Natural Disasters that will, for the first time ever, bring together the Ministers and high level …