Prepared in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
This report was prepared on the request of the Government of Saint Lucia following the passage of Hurricane Dean on 16 and 17 August 2007. The implications of the impact of Hurricane Dean posed a need, apart from the immediate humanitarian response, for a rapid assessment of the social and economic impact.
The assessment was carried out by using the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) disaster assessment methodology. A limited sustainable livelihood approach explored the vulnerability context of the affected groups and is situated within the wider macroeconomic framework of the country.
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