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.

Disaster Reduction Begins at School

CRID is developing a specialized information resource on the subject of “Safe Schools” as a contribution to the 2006-2007 campaign of the U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and its partners. The campaign’s motto is “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School” (see the July issue of this newsletter). We invite you to send related bibliographic and audiovisual material to include in our final product. 

Risk Management Training for  Communities

CRID produces a inventory of bibliographic references on various subjects, entitled Biblio-des. The topic of the CRID`s 31st edition of its Biblio-des series in Risk Management Training. This bibliography of available resources contains information on communitation organization, the preparation of emergency plans and the development and use of risk maps. A special section looks at risk management related to children and contains material for teachers and caregivers.

Download the bibliography from: www.crid.or.cr/crid/CD_comunitario/index.html, or request a print copy from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief

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