Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean

Centro Regional de Información sobre Desastres para América Latina y el Caribe (CRID)

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1990, by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Since 1994, a multi-agency project of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), PAHO, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Center for Coordination of the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC); regional office of Doctors Without Borders (MSF International), and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) of Costa Rica.


Promote a culture of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of analysis, systematization and diffusion of information on risk management, promotion and strengthening of information centres, a cooperative effort with key players and an opportune and efficient response to user's requirements and those of players working within the milieu of DRR; improve access to disaster-related information for technicians working in different institutions and the general population through the use of computers and the Internet; contribute to creating a culture of disaster risk reduction using these technologies.

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Serves as one of the largest reference centres with over 18,000 full text specific documents freely accessible by users; improves disaster information gathering, processing and dissemination; provides information services on all aspects of disaster reduction to a large base of users in Latin America and the Caribbean; strengthens local and national capacities for the creation and maintenance of disaster information centres; develops information products for users and partners; promotes the use of IT in disaster information management and dissemination. Has developed a network of 14 information centres in Central America and South America that provide information about disasters and risk management.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate Action



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