Caribbean countries urge closer int’l cooperation on disaster management

KINGSTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Caribbean countries, identified as the most vulnerable worldwide to natural disasters, have called for closer international cooperation on disaster emergency management and humanitarian assistance.

The sixth annual International Mechanisms for Humanitarian Assistance (MIAH) conference, which ended here Friday, aimed to facilitate regional cooperation in responding to disasters.

The three-day meeting was co-organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Jamaican Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management.