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.

2007 Hurricane Season
This special section of the CRID website will keep people informed about the 2007 hurricane season. The space contains documents of interest on prevention measures, emergency and evacuation plans, health aspects, etc. Consult www.crid.or.cr/crid/ing/temp_huracanes_ing.html

New CANDHI (Central American Network for Disaster and Health Information) Website
Created with support from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, and the Pan American Health Organization, the site has been designed as a platform for collaboration and exchange between information centers on disasters and health from the Central American region, and to promote and introduce the services and productes offered by the network. Visit: www.candhi.org.

Information Resources on Climate Changes
Searching for ways to adapt to current needs and topics of interest, CRID—with the support of ISDR and PAHO/WHO—is working in the development of information resources on climate change, a subject that has become a priority for CRID users. A thematic CD will be created, and there will be a special section in the website to facilitate access to this specialized information.

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

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

525 23rd Street, N.W. - Washington, D.C. 20037, U.S.A.
202.974.3399 - Fax 202.775.4578 - disaster@paho.org - www.paho.org/disasters