Hurricane response: Excellent work by CDEMA, other CARICOM institutions, international partners
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) teams and disaster response mechanisms were mobilised and activated in response to the hurricanes that swept through the Region recently.
A letter issued by the Secretariat to the Stabroek News in response to an editorial published on 25 September, 2017, detailed the “the excellent work” carried out by CARICOM institution, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency CDEMA, other regional institutions and the international partners “in the face of dangerous and difficult conditions as they confront an unprecedented multi-country catastrophe.”
The letter pointed to the Community’s action before and after the storms hit.
“The Caribbean Community through its various agencies, led by CDEMA, has been the first responders on the ground assessing, rendering relief, evacuating the ill and infirm and performing the tasks associated with post Hurricane efforts,” the letter pointed out.