Turks and Caicos Islands, January 12th,2014 (DDME) - In its continued effort to build internal capacity and foster national as well as international partnerships for disaster risk management, the DDME is facilitating Miss Andrea Been, Public Information and Education Officer at the DDME to attend a one-week knowledge and skills transfer exchange exercise at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Jamaica.

Turks and Caicos Islands, January 6th, 2014 (DDME) - On January 12, 2014, Haiti and the world will mark the anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which hit the island of Haiti on January 12, 2010. The devastating earthquake was followed by at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5. About three million people were affected by the quake, 316,000 of them lost their lives. 300,000 were left wounded and over a million people were made homeless. According to the Haitian government, it is estimated that 250,000 residence buildings and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed or were severely damaged.

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