Dominican Rep.

Dominican Republic: Revised Country Plan 2011 (MAADO001)

Situation Report
Originally published


Executive Summary

The location of the Dominican Republic in the hurricane belt makes it prone to hydrometeorological disasters in the months of June to November, and as a result, vulnerable populations are constantly exposed to dangers caused by flooding due to heavy rainfall. Despite disaster preparedness, response and recovery activities which are carried out each year during the hurricane season, it is necessary to instil within communities and their members a change of culture with regard to risk reduction, which together with efforts made by governmental institutions and organizations working in cooperation, can lead to real sustainable development.