Wednesday, 17 June 2015

EU supports Caribbean Disaster Risk Reduction

The European Union EU shall provide funding, of a total of US$10 million to support 14 risk reduction projects in the Caribbean up until the end of 2016. The EU is taking this concrete action following the Caribbean’s positive moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, in order to achieve the goal of making communities more resilient in the face of natural hazards. More than 400,000 people are set to benefit, in a region frequently confronted by floods and hurricanes, as well as threats such as landslides and earthquakes.