USAID/OFDA LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN (LAC) REGIONAL OFFICE

A USAID DART delivers relief supplies on Dominica after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September 2017.
A USAID DART delivers relief supplies on Dominica after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September 2017.
Capt. Jeremy Croft, U.S. Marine Corps

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Since 2007, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has responded to more than 90 disasters in the LAC region, working in close coordination with host governments, disaster management agencies, as well as with the local and international community, to save lives.  USAID also supports  disaster risk reduction activities that help mitigate risk, prepare vulnerable communities for disasters, and reduce the social and economic impact of emergencies.  

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has a regional office in San José, Costa Rica, and a field office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to ensure that disaster experts can rapidly deploy to disasters in the LAC region when needed.

Through its Regional Disaster Assistance Program, USAID also supports a regional network of disaster risk management specialists who coordinate technical assistance and training programs, and remain on standby during emergencies. In addition, USAID maintains an on-call roster of approximately 400 local surge consultants in 30 countries, who can be activated quickly when disaster strike.

LAC Brochures
OFDA Fact Sheet (English) (Spanish)
LAC Insert (English) (Spanish)
Disaster Risk Reduction in Elementary and Secondary Education (English) (Spanish)
Disaster Risk Reduction in Higher Education (English) (Spanish)
Emergency Management Systems (English) (Spanish)
Urban Search and Rescue (English) (Spanish)
Integrated Fire Management (English) (Spanish)
Incident Command System (English) (Spanish)

LAC Monthly Newsletters
Get the latest information on our activities in USAID/OFDA's Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (English) (Spanish)

LAC Program Summaries
2017 RDAP Small Grant Program Summary (English) (Spanish)
2016 RDAP Small Grant Program Summary (English) (Spanish)
2014 RDAP Small Grant Program Summary (English) (Spanish)
2013 RDAP Small Grant Program Summary (English) (Spanish)
2012 RDAP Small Grant Program Summary (English) (Spanish)

To be added to the LAC newsletter distribution list or to obtain additional information about USAID/OFDA’s programs in the LAC region, please contact the LAC regional office at ofdalac@ofda.gov.

 

 

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Last updated: February 28, 2019

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