Country: Dominican Republic

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in the Dominican RepublicDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Disaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/domRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for the Dominican Republic

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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Preparación para una Respuesta Eficaz

Preparación para una Respuesta Eficaz (PER en sus siglas en inglés) es un enfoque cíclico para que una Sociedad Nacional evalúe, mida y analice sistemáticamente las fortalezas y debilidades de su sistema de respuesta a fin de tomar medidas correctivas. El enfoque PER coloca a la Sociedad Nacional en el asiento del conductor para construir un plan …

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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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VI Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres en las Américas (Declaración de Cartagena)

La VI Edición de la Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres en las Américas se celebró en Cartagena – Colombia, del 20 al 22 de junio, en cooperación de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) y el Gobierno de Colombia, como parte del Sistema …

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Disaster risk reduction achievements 2016: good practices, tools and initiatives

This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one of the following four thematic focus areas: Early Warning …

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Chikungunya – Hard to pronounce, but easy to prevent

Chikungunya is similar to Dengue, but the fever and joint pain are more intense in the case of Chikungunya.Chikungunya cannot affect the same person twice.There is no vaccine.Generally it does not cause death, but more vulnerable persons and those with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, renal failure, tuberculosis, among others, should be medically monitored because there …

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Study on legal preparedness for international assistance in the event of disasters: towards the implementation of the “IDRL” Guidelines in Dominican Republic

This report analyses the institutional and legal framework of the Dominican Republic with regard to the international assistance in the event of disasters. It summarizes the findings and recommendations of a “Technical assistance project for the facilitation and regulation of international humanitarian assistance in Dominican Republic” which was aimed at analysing the existing regulation on …

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Difficult Decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under Climate Change

The impacts of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading to discussions regarding decision-making about the potential need to migrate. Despite the situation being well-documented, with many SIDS aiming to raise the topic to prominence and to take action for themselves, limited support and interest has been forthcoming from external sources. This …

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Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the second most vulnerable country in the Caribbean after Haiti, being exposed to tropical storms and hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires and landslides, as well as being at considerable risk from seismic events and tsunamis; high proportion of the population lives in poverty and inequality between the rich and the poor is also substantial. Escalating rates …

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