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Disasters and Response

Hurricane Sandy Causes Damages in the United States while the Caribbean Works on Needs Assessment

2012-10-31 13:29:26

Tens of people died after Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast of the United States. More than eight million homes and businesses don’t have electricity and more than 13,000 flights have been cancelled. The floods have paralyzed New York City and public transportation, and have forced the closing of two...

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International Day for Reduction of Disasters: Women and Girls are Recognized for their Contributions to Communities

2012-10-11 16:21:59

To commemorate International Day for Reduction of Disasters, held on 13 October, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recognizes the millions of women and girls that...

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New Emergency Operations Center and Knowledge Center Now Open at PAHO Headquarters

2012-06-19 06:44:31


The new Emergency Operations Center and Knowledge Center was inaugurated on June 18 at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The center design responds to new and complex challenges in public health and to health crises and disasters...

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Haiti Quake Efforts Were Hampered by Poor Information Sharing

2012-01-13 14:40:54

The massive humanitarian response that followed Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake was less effective than it could have been due to poor coordination and information sharing and widespread disregard among international groups for the authority of the Haitian government, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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