The Caribbean is the second most disaster-prone region in the world, regularly hit by natural and human-induced hazards.
In Central America and Mexico, climate change, droughts, storms, COVID-19, criminality, and political instability have exacerbated food insecurity especially.
Despite significant development gains in Colombia over the past decade, including the 2016 Peace Agreement with the country’s largest guerrilla group (the FARC), humanitarian needs are still rising.
Haiti is an extremely fragile state, vulnerable to natural and human-induced hazards. It is also the poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean.
South America is exposed to multiple, often combined, natural hazards. Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, hampering the resilience of the most vulnerable communities.