Other countries in the region
Official name
Republic of Uruguay
Southern Cone
3 426 000
(2021 data)
Official languages
Disaster Law Contact Person
sophie.teyssier | sophie.teyssier@ifrc.org

In 2012,  the Law and Regulation for DRR in Uruguay: A National Law Desk Survey was developed, a study on institutional frameworks, community participation, accountability and early warning actions on Disaster Risk Reduction.

In 2020, Uruguay was one of the countries examined in the COVID-19 Emergency Decree Research, which presents findings and recommendations based on the response to COVID-19 and the accessibility of international humanitarian aid.

In 2022, an IDRL Country Sheet- Uruguay was produced, which identifies the main legal obstacles to international relief and initial recovery operations, based on the law relating to disasters and international humanitarian assistance.

Also in 2022 the Study for the Strengthening of the Auxiliary Role of the National Societies of Southern Cone was developed and Uruguayan Red Cross was one of the National Societies included. The study incorporated an advocacy strategy that prioritizes the implementation of a Red Cross constitutive law.