Latin America & the Caribbean
Political and economic instability exacerbate regional vulnerabilities to natural disasters in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. National governments and international donors are working to improve disaster preparedness, livelihoods and urban development.
Latin America and the Caribbean experience frequent natural disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts and floods.
Strengthening resilience in this region requires:
- Urban infrastructure improvements.
- Increased agricultural productivity and access to markets.
- Improved access to livelihood opportunities.
- Better natural resource and watershed management.
The governments of Honduras and Guatemala, as well as other national governments, have made national capacity building for disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation a priority, through investment in risk reduction, land use planning, and sustainable urban development.
International donors are helping to reduce chronic malnutrition and improve food security through agriculture, nutrition and health programs, and are working to create economic opportunities and improve natural resource management.