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.
ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN STATES (ACS)
PREPARATORY MEETING AND 15TH ORDINARY MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL
Cartagena, Republic of Colombia, January 20-22, 2010
The Ministerial Council of the Association of Caribbean States:
Recognizing with profound grief and dismay the events of January 12, 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the city of Port au Prince, the capital city of the Republic of Haiti and its surrounding areas taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of persons, leaving countless wounded, and causing material damage and losses that will be difficult …
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 …