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the year 2000, almost 1 million people have lost their lives to disasters
caused by natural hazards. 2 billion people have been affected. 1 trillion
dollars in damage was caused.
Every one dollar spent on preparing for disasters could save seven dollars in response. Yet, the international community is spending only 1% of aid on disaster preparedness.
We can't prevent disasters, but we can help prevent the human tragedies they cause. Join our campaign, #ActNow, Save Later!
Joy Burke, Howard Simpson and Winston Robinson are among the farmers living in the community of Lititz, St. Elizabeth, who must face a very challenging situation every day. Water is a scare resource in the area and the frequent drought affecting this part of the island impacts their lives as they depend on water for irrigating their crops and sustaining the lives of their families.
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), under the auspices of the Support for the Development of a National Statistics System Project, hosted the first in a series of private sector stakeholder sessions under the theme "Promoting Statistics for Economic Development: A Public-Private Partnership", on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.