Building resilience against future disasters
Cuba is at risk of multiple natural disasters. The hurricane seasons lasts six months and the country is prone to flood, prolonged drought and earthquakes. Although Cuba has one of the best disaster preparedness systems in the region, devastating hurricane seasons can still leave widespread damage.
Our approach involves response, rehabilitation and capacity building for humanitarian emergencies and slow-onset disasters. We are building disaster risk reduction into ongoing development programmes, with particular emphasis on ensuring farmers minimise the risk of future disasters through land management, income diversification and risk reduction planning at a local level.