Colombia + 3 more

Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas, Issue No.115, April 2011

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  • The Americas and the new global humanitarian context

The Interview

  • Dr. Dana Van Alphen, regional advisor for the PAHO/WHO emergency response team

News from PAHO/WHO

  • Preparing for health emergencies in Central America and the Dominican Republic
  • The Caribbean readies for potential cholera outbreak
  • Experts discuss the use of field hospitals and foreign medical teams

Other Organizations

  • REMPAN promotes preparedness and assists in radiological emergencies

  • Meeting for the Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

New Tools

  • CRED provides valuable information on the impact of disasters

-Guidelines for delivering humanitarian assistance in complex emergencies

Member Countries

  • La Niña ravages Colombia

  • Haiti: moving from emergency to a fragile recovery

Safe Hospitals

  • Despite advances, much remains to be done to reduce risk in the health sector


  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene: the Dominican Republic’s plan to control outbreaks

Publications and Multimedia

  • Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters

  • Criteria for Use in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

  • A Chronicle of the Earthquake in Haiti

  • Report on Climate Change Adaptation in Central America, Mexico, and Cuba

  • Disasters newsletter using new technologies

What's New at CRID

  • Information on risk management in Central America

  • CRID resources available on DesAprender website