1. Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) reports that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is carrying out assessment of damage caused by the earthquake occurring on 22 April to private housing as well as public buildings. NEMA is providing assistance to people affected and formulating plans for repairing and retrofitting, and for incorporation of disaster resistant measures for reconstruction.
2. No appeal for international assistance.
3. CDERA has alerted all States Participating in its activities about the importance of mitigation measures as a medium for loss reduction.
Telephone number: +41-22-917-1234
In case of emergency only: +41-22-9172010
Desk Officer: Mr. Erik Haegglund/ Mr. Carlos Pereira,
direct tel: +41-22-917-32.99/ +41-22-917-13.83
Contact person for media: Ms. M. Moulin-Acevedo, direct
Telex: 41 42 42 dha ch
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS