Caribbean Studies the Management of Mass Fatalities


At a workshop on management of mass fatalities after natural disasters, 44 participants from the English-speaking Caribbean islands were familiarized with the current knowledge about mass fatality management and contingency planning. The workshop had a special focus on the management of human remains of foreign nationals and tourists, using knowledge gained from experiences with victim identification: the 2004 tsunami; the 2005 airplane crash in Machiques (Venezuela); the identification of 16 Senegalese refugees found in a boat off the coast of Barbados in May 2006 and the terrorist bombings in London in July 2005. Participants developed the outline of a mass fatality management plan for the Caribbean which should be incorporated into existing national mass casualty management plans. The outline of this plan will be used to design country-specific mass fatality plans, especially in those countries hosting the Cricket World Cup.

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