The Regional Disaster Information Center (CRID)’s mission is to promote the development of a culture of prevention in Latin American and Caribbean countries through the compilation and dissemination of disaster-related information and the promotion of cooperative efforts to improve risk management in the Region

Subscribe to the electronic bulletin CRID News
Since last January – and on a monthly basis – the CRID is sending the electronic bulletin CRID News to its users. This bulletin includes all the news relating to CRID services and products, new publications, Disasters Controlled Vocabulary (DCV) and invitations for gatherings and events during the month in progress. To subscribe and receive the bulletin, write an e-mail to the following address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Change of e-mail address
From now on, CRID’s address will be This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information requests, the sending of materials or any other matter, you can contact the CRID at this new address.

Coming soon - the launch of an interactive DVD
The CRID will make a new DVD available containing a series of information resources on risk management in andean countries, compiled during the implementation of the project “Creation of Information Centres and Virtual Libraries for Disaster Prevention and Response: the BiVa-PaD Network”. This will facilitate quick access to information resources through search tools and an interactive map by which specific information is accessed on each country regarding its characteristic geographical aspects, the hazards and disasters to which it is exposed and the regulations which currently govern the area of risk management.

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

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