St Vincent & Grenadines "resilient" but needs international support

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Frederick Stevenson. Photo: UN Radio/D.Dickinson

The people of St Vincent & the Grenadines are "resilient" to disasters but need international support to ensure that damage caused by natural catastrophes is kept to a minimum.

That's according to Frederick Stevenson, the country's minister with responsibility for social development.

The Caribbean archipelago of more than 30 islands has been beset lately by a series of disasters including earthquakes, floods, droughts, hurricanes and eruptions from an active volcano.

Mr Stevenson has been attending a United Nations conference in Paraguay which is focusing on how best to reduce the risk of natural and man-made catastrophes through what is known as the Sendai Framework.

Daniel Dickinson asked him why his country was so vulnerable.

Duration: 2'36"

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