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International Recovery Platform

Rebuilding homes and livelihoods in Grenada after Hurricane Ivan

one of three case studies, originally presented and discussed at the Caribbean Regional Recovery Workshop held in Trinidad from 29 April to 1 May 2008.


On 7 September 2004, Hurricane Ivan wreaked havoc on Grenada. Of the nation's 100,000 inhabitants, there were 39 deaths and approximately 90 per cent of houses were damaged or destroyed. According to government estimates, some 50 per cent of the population was left homeless as a result of the category 4 storm.

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