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Annual Report Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief 2010

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No doubt, 2010 will be a year to remember for Latin America and the Caribbean. Just as issues related to the A (H1N1) pandemic were receding, two massive earthquakes, within six weeks of each other, caused widespread devastation in Haiti and Chile and propelled the international community into action. This was just the beginning of what was to be an unprecedented and challenging year for this public health organization, as well as a year of opportunities. The introduction of this new report includes 10 things to remember about 2010.