Publications

A Contribution to World Health Day 2012
Ageing and Health
An Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

by the Pan American Health Organization (Regional Office of the World Health Organization)

“These guidelines have been prepared to help integrate and mainstream the concerns and issues related to older persons into disaster risk management programmes and processes. They outline difficulties faced by older persons in disasters and present actions that should be considered and implemented at different operational levels, from the national policy level through sub-national, facility and individual levels.” – World Health Organization

 

Disaster Information Kit for the Caribbean Media
by The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) and UNESCO

Disaster management is about life and death. A significant responsibility rests on the shoulders of the disaster manager. A similar responsibility rests with the media, which is one of the crucial communication links between the disaster manager and the general public, particularly during a disaster.

 

“HURRICANE?! When it happens I’ll deal with it!” HOW?
Prepare | Protect | Assist
by The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

1. Prepare your home and supplies well in advance
2. Protect your loved ones before, during and after
3. Assist your family, neighbours and community

 

When the EARTH starts to QUAKE
Drop | Cover | Hold On
by The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

1. Drop Under A Bed, Table or Desk
2. Cover Your Head and Torso
3. Hold Onto Furniture or Sit Against a Wall

 

It only takes a few minutes for rising water to become a … FLOOD
Prepare | Look | Act On
by The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

1. Prepare your family and community
2. Look for rapidly rising water
3. Act – Go to safety immediately