Overview of disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean 2000 - 2022

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) are publishing their joint Overview of Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean 2000 – 2022 to shed light on the social and economic impact of disasters in the region, analyse past trends to inform future risk mitigation and to advocate meaningful investment in risk reduction to minimize loss of life and livelihoods. The report comes amid projections of an above-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season that has already affected parts of the Caribbean and of the El Niño phenomenon persisting through the remainder of the year with potentially devastating effects in vulnerable communities across Central America and South America.