The adoption of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals two years ago provide a unique opportunity to address this.
Reducing risks related to disasters has never been so urgent—and the Latin America and the Caribbean region bears witness to this.
According to official estimates, 14 municipalities on the north coast of the country were affected by the hurricane.
Climate resilience, including stable land and water management are also envisioned as part of the strategy.
According to official estimates over 34,000 households and nearly 2000 schools were affected nationwide.
Across the impacted countries, housing, community infrastructure and the livelihoods of millions of people have been severely damaged
32 million people in the Caribbean living in areas exposed to high-speed wind zones (excess of 60km/h)

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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38%

of the population are considered vulnerable

80%

of the population lives in urban areas

37%

of all legislators and senior officials are female

40%

of the people in the region feel safe

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