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Caribbean Virtual Disaster Library

A collaborative effort between the Caribbean Disaster Information Network (CARDIN) at UWI Library, the Unit for Disaster Studies (UDS) at UWI Department of Geography and Geology and the Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRID).

This virtual library offers full text documents as well as presentations, maps, audio and video clips related specifically to the Caribbean region, making it truly one-of-a-kind resource


Note: Many documents are large and may take several minutes to load.

Most documents are in .pdf format, and require a pdf reader (such as Adobe) to view.

Featured Records
Article #1119     Format: HTML  
Manual: Primer on Natural Hazard Management in Integrated Regional Development Planning
Department of Regional Development and Environment Executive Secretariat for Economic and Social Affairs Organization of American States
Article #1118     Format: PDF   17.3 MB
Presentation: Moneague Flooding (Jamaica)
Thomas, Herbert
Article #1117     Format: PDF   4 MB
Presentation: Harmons Floods: Why? (Jamaica)
Barrett, Lawrence
Article #1142     Format: PDF  
Article: Caribbean Community Regional Programme Framework, 2005-2015
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)
Article #1133     Format: PDF   3.69 MB
Presentation: Sediment-Water Floods in the Caribbean
Ahmad, Rafi and Serwan M. J. Baban
Latest Additions to Library
Article #1379     Format: PDF   1,212KB
Article: Lessons from the Haiti earthquate
Bilham Roger
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Article #1376     Format: PDF  
Article: Caribbean implementation of the Hyogo framework for action: HFA mid-term review
Carby, Barbara
Article #1375     Format: PDF  
Article: The History of Earthquakes in the Caribbean

Total number of Documents in Database: 360
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Administration | Disaster Planning | Codes | Earthquakes | Environment | Hazard Assessment | Health | Hurricanes | Volcanoes

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Unit for Disaster Studies (UDS), Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona  

Acknowledgements: CARDIN gratefully acknowledges the following contributors to the growth of the VDL: Rafi Ahmad (,, Beverley Lashley (, Janet McCallum (, Robert Routh (

Sponsored by the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO), CUSO and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).

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Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Response Agency Centro Latin mericano de Medicine de Desastres Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America & the Caribbean Université Antilles Guyane STIRANA Pan American Health Organization International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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Last Updated: 04-July-2011