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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) came into being on June 18th, 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other and promote unity and solidarity among the member...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...
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After Typhoon Haiyan: The true face of the capitalist state
In times of disaster, the capitalist state shows its true face.
Demonizing the Victims of Katrina
Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists
Yassin, Jaime Omar
Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
Hurricane Digital Memory Bank
The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the stories and digital record of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank contributes t...
Hurricane Mitch and Disaster Relief: The Politics of Catastrophe
Against the Current
THE LEVEL OF destruction wrought by Hurricane Mitch is hard to overstate. While there is no way to know exactly how many lives were affected by the category-five hurricane that devastated the region b...
Season of dread returns as Haiti awaits devastating hurricane season
Decades of deforestation left the Carribbean island defenceless against last year's catastrophic hurricanes. But Haiti hopes attempts to sav
An examination of the continuing effects of recent hurricanes on the economy and ecology of Haiti.
A Tale of Two Islands
A look at the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes; one is a poor socialist state and the other a territory of one of the richest countries in the worl...
When a hurricane swept through Toronto, this firefighter made the heartbreaking first rescue attempt
Hurricane Hazel caused 81 deaths and more than $1B in damages in 2017 dollars
On the wet and windy evening of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was bearing down on the city. The fire department was to take no unnecessary risks in the storm, which had already claimed more than 400 ...
A Paradise Built in Hell
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Government Ministries & Agencies
Public Safety Canada
Ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians.
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