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BVI Red Cross hands over 'EVCA' report to Purcell community

BVI Red Cross hands over 'EVCA' report to Purcell community

The BVI Red Cross has officially presented the Purcell Enhanced Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (EVCA) report on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, which was handed over to Mr. Kareem Nelson-Hull on behalf of Hon Alvera Maduro Caines (R6) and the Purcell community.

An EVCA is a community-led process that allows residents to identify the top three widespread hazards that affect the community in which they live, identify their vulnerabilities to those hazards, identify their capacities to deal with them, and determine mitigation strategies to further build on the community's capacity to deal with the identified hazards.

The BVI Red. Corss in a release added that the assessment process took place in the community in 2021 during the month of October and Ms. Kristi Creque, the Disaster Manager at the BVI Red Cross presented the results from the assessment of which the top three hazards with the most widespread impact on the community were Hurricanes, COVID-19 Pandemic and Flooding.

Director of the BVI Red Cross, Ms. Stacy Lloyd added, “We are happy to have worked with the Purcell community in completing the EVCA."

Report will benefit community - BVI Red Cross Director


"The information coming out of the assessment will benefit both the community and the BVI Red Cross, when response efforts are required during times of emergency/ disaster. We thank the community members of Purcell for supporting this effort and we hope to continue moving forward in an effort to achieve a more resilient VI,” she said.

The BVI Red Cross will also be hosting activities for the residents of Purcell including free First-Aid & CPR training, community clean-ups, Preparedness meetings, and more which is being financed by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF).

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s oldest and largest, global humanitarian network that saves lives, prevent and reduces suffering, increases well-being, and build resilience through crisis preparedness, and response along with recovery as a humanitarian organization.

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