What does having access to savings and credit have to do with disaster risk reduction? In this Pounds of Prevention series, we discuss the important role that financial services play in reducing vulnerability to disasters and facilitating post-disaster recovery. Read more >>
Tag archives for Latin America and the Caribbean
Read the latest edition of USAID’s premier publication, FrontLines, to learn more about the Agency’s work with partnerships and in the countries that make up the Latin America and Caribbean region. Some highlights: Forget the bling: Among diamond miners in Central African Republic, a girl’s (and a boy’s) best friend is a properly filed land rights agreement. Soap. [...]
Angelina Jolie, U.N.’s goodwill ambassador, talks with USAID/Haiti Mission Director Carleene Dei (in black vest) at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 19, 2010. Jolie spoke about child-protection issues with the State Department, USAID and USAID partner Pan American Development Foundation. For more pics, check out USAID’s Facebook Album.
submitted by Anna Gohmann Responding to Haitians’ Questions A daily radio program for earthquake-affected communities recently broadcast its 100th program. “News You Can Use” (“Enfomasyon Nou Dwe Konnen”), produced by Internews and supported by USAID, reaches more than 3 million Haitians via 27 local radio stations and addresses topics including shelter and settlement; health; food, [...]
submitted by LaToya Butler On May 26, 2010 heavy rainfall marked hurricane season’s first occurrence, Tropical Depression (TD) Agatha, began in Guatemala and El Salvador causing enormous sink holes in downtown Guatemala City and triggering floods and mudslides in two thirds of the country’s municipalities. Many public schools were converted into temporary shelters for the [...]