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.

Chernobyl: 20 years after the worst nuclear accident in history

Visit www.crid.or.cr/crid/esp/Evento_Chernobyl.html for links to sources of information about about what happened, who was directly and indirectly affected and how this environmental tragedy can serve as a model to prevent future catastrophes.

Hurricane information online

With the start of the 2006 hurricane season just around the corner, CRID has developed a CD with information which can also be consulted online. We invite you to visit www.crid.or.cr/crid/CD_Huracanes/index.html for a comprehensive, bilingual search tool with numerous sources of health and disaster information on:

  • Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness
  • Response and Recovery
  • Reconstruction

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