INSARAG Guidelines rolled out in the Caribbean

A dedicated workshop was held on the capacity building strategy for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in the the Bahamas from 29 to 30 November. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Authority (CDEMA) participating nation states agreed to focus on strengthening their capacities with light USAR teams based on the INSARAG Guidelines.

Follow up work is required for OCHA, in particular with CDEMA and its members, to plan for the activation and coordination process of international USAR teams should the capacity within the Caribbean be overwhelmed, which is very likely in case of a strong earthquake or tsunami.


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