DRR Considerations/ Re-imagining Disaster Risk Reduction and Working with Communities in the context of COVID-19

A talk by Shani Bannister, Humphrey Blinker, Antonella Finis, Stephan Kishore, Diana Medina, Nadia Ortega, Krystell Santamaria, Jono Anzalone and Reynette Royer
Suriname Red Cross, IFRC, Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross, IFRC, IFRC, IFRC, IFRC and IFRC

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DRR Considerations for 2020, particularly in light of COVID-19.

PURPOSE:

The crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating long and short term effects in Latin America and the Caribbean, the second most susceptible region in the world to natural hazards, and with high socioeconomic vulnerability. The response to the COVID19 pandemic has required the implementation of innovative actions from all sectors of the population. As the countries of the region move towards a “new normal”, and as the possibility of the effects of the 2020 Hurricane Season combining with the current crisis, the importance of strengthening the resilience capacities of those who are directly affected by the crisis, the communities, becomes more evident. But how do we develop community resilience in the current context? This webinar proposes to answer some of these questions, present examples of good practices and experiences of the National Societies of Latin America, as well as reflections on disaster risk management and working with communities under the new “post-COVID-19” normality.

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