National Emergency Preparedness and Response in Focus for the Caribbean

 During the week-long course, the participants took part in hands-on exercises to develop suitable Emergency Preparedness and Response plans. (Photo: M. Otarra/IAEA)

An effective response plan to a radiological incident or emergency establishes control of the situation quickly and mitigates its harmful effects. Without the appropriate resources, training and exercises, these efforts may be compromised. The IAEA organized a regional training course from 13 to 17 May on the development of national radiological emergency plans in line with the IAEA safety standards, to support Caribbean countries in preparing for emergencies.

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