Country: Ecuador

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in EcuadorDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Ecuador

Caribbean Community Early Warning Systems Assessment

Climate change, lack of proper urban planning, increased urbanization, and increases in population are some of the key drivers of vulnerability in the Caribbean region. These factors contribute to the region being prone to a multitude of hazards including, but not limited to, hydrometeorological (hurricanes and drought), seismic (earthquakes) and biological (vector borne diseases such …

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Extreme heat in Central and South America

The rise in extreme temperatures due to climate change is generating a direct impact on human health, ranging from dehydration, heat cramps, heat strokes, increased mental illnesses, to renal and cardio-pulmonary diseases, and even premature death. Moreover, extreme heat is also generating indirect impacts as it “can alter human behavior, the transmission of diseases, health …

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