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 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 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

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