Visit their redesigned website to find out more about Safe Hospitals, and to review a list of updated disaster terms.

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

CRID Web Site Dedicated to Information on Safe Hospitals
The CRID Web site that is dedicated to “Hospitals Safe from Disasters” is particularly relevant to the World Disaster Reduction Campaign. It connects users to a broad range of documents, including case studies, institutional directories, legislation, glossaries, training resources, links to pertinent Web sites, and multimedia. The address of the site is For readers who have materials for publication or who would like to be included in the list of contacts related to this topic, please send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Updated List of Disaster Terms
The revised version of the Controlled Disaster Vocabulary is now available on the CRID Web site. It is hoped that it will be used as a tool by experts and will serve to standardize terms used in the disaster field. The new version has 507 items. CRID has also developed a specialized mini-glossary that includes terms commonly used in the Andean Region. Please consult to view the list.

New CRID Web Site Is On-Line
CRID’s new Web site is now available. It has a new design and provides for easier search functions. There are several new features, services, and products that should improve access to CRID materials. Visit

CRID invites readers to send technical documents, bibliographic, audiovisual material, etc., that will be incorporated into this new product. Write to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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