In the eastern caribbean, for instance, a large natural disaster inflicting damage equivalent to over 2 percent of gdp can be expected to hit the region every two to three years (imf, 2004. Mitigation — actions taken to prevent or reduce the risk to life, property, social and economic activities, and natural resources from natural hazards — is central to the decade initiative awareness, education, preparedness, and prediction and warning systems can reduce the disruptive impacts. Regions in the world in relation to the intensity and frequency of natural and environmental disasters and their increasing impact, and face disproportionately high economic, social and environmental. In the aftermath of natural disasters, the gov ernment plays a crucial role not only to maintain social stability but also to cover most of the uninsured losses and support a sustainable recovery. Poverty, inequality and disaster risk reduction in the caribbean peta-anne baker abstract the january 12 earthquake in haiti offered a stark reminder of the extent to which the countries of central america and the caribbean are vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, and drought.
The great damages caused by natural disasters may be divided into three categories: social, economic and environmental however, this essay will address the social and economic impact of these natural disasters on the caribbean. A year after sandy, research focuses on the social impact of disasters with each natural disaster, researchers focus more on the social impacts on communities. Social and economic impacts of hurricanes 1 a hurricane is a tropical storm with winds which have reached a constant speed of 119km/hr hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relatively calm centre known as the eyeas a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds and storm surges. 2014 caribbean economic review contracted sharply due to the storm and drought impacts in the second half of the year, while tourism continued its secular.
Geophysical events and social change in the eastern caribbean in l nkemdirim (ed), the tropical environment: proceedings of the international symposium on the physical and human resources of the tropics (pp 78-84. Natural disaster facts and statistics according to a 2014 report by the united nations, since 1994, 44 billion people have been affected by disasters, which claimed 13 million lives and cost us$2 trillion in economic losses. The caribbean region has a long a history of natural disasters associated with such hazards as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and droughts. That social dislocation and economic lag of caribbean societies results in part from the impact of natural and human induced hazards size of the islands the effects of disasters and the high levels of vulnerability of their peoples number and diversity of hazard to which they are exposed• the renewal or upgrading of the entire housing. The inter-american development bank is devoted to improving lives established in 1959, the idb is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in latin america and the caribbean.
Additionally, the caribbean is a central trans-shipment point for the narcotics trade, which contributes considerably to crime, violence, and social disruption in the region. A natural disaster is an event caused by natural destructive factors, which can be further divided into either climatic disasters such as floods and tornados, or geological disasters such as earthquakes, which consequently lead to great physical damage or life loss (bankoff, 2004, 56. The impact of these natural disasters on infrastructure and natural resources has been significant tourism is the main pillar of the economies and lifeline of caribbean destinations the meeting. The social impacts that are experienced following natural disasters consist of homelessness, injury, suffering, sickness, disease, and even death this paper will introduce the major natural disasters that have affected life in the caribbean and they include hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, flooding and tsunamis.
Vulnerability, essentially determines disaster impacts the impacts framework, as illustrated in fig 1, is based on economic principles and the processes which determine the social, economic and environmental impacts, losses and benefits in the events of natural disasters and other such emergencies. Discuss the social and economic impact of natural disasters on the caribbean 2527 words | 11 pages natural disasters may be defined as natural catastrophes which cause great damage by disrupting the functioning of a society thus rendering the country incapable of coping through using its own resources as there is a need for outsider assistance. The contemporary caribbean and other social aspects of the economy the result was a discontented population and a threat to the already endangered governments.