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. 

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

New CRID Web Site
The new Web site for CRID is being launched at www.crid.or.cr. The new site will make it easier for users to access a wide collection of electronic documents as well as products and services related to disaster management.
The new virtual information center will include a gateway to health and disasters, access to children’s educational materials about disasters, and scientific and academic documentation on risk management.

Municipal Information for Disaster Prevention Available on CD-ROM
Documentation related to the project for a Municipal Information System for Disaster Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean can now be accessed using a CD-ROM. It is being made available by CRID with financing provided by the Program on Urban Poverty and Environment of the International Development Research Center and technical support from ISDR.
The CD-ROM will make it possible for users to access more than 80 full-text documents on disaster mitigation and technical aspects of applying mitigation measures; planning and decision-making; case studies; communication and information management; basic information on prevention; and recognizing and diagnosing risks.

New Section on Legislation, Disasters and Health
A new section on CRID’s Web site is available with documents collected by PAHO/WHO on legislation, disasters, and health. In this section, the reader can find standards, laws, regulations, and other legal documents related to disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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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