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09 Oct 2017 description

“When our boat pulled up to the shore, you could already tell that the island was devastated,” says Laura Archer, a Canadian Red Cross health specialist deployed to the hurricane-affected island of Barbuda.

“Trees were down, power lines were down, most buildings were missing their roofs, if not completely flattened. The hospital structure is very damaged as well, there is stagnant water all over the place, so there are many things that need to be addressed right away in terms of health.”

08 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

On 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries. Irma’s wide band swept over Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis, with Barbuda and Anguilla most heavily affected.

06 Oct 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,635,276 Swiss francs (increased from 1,128,171 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) and the Saint Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society (SKNRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 3,000 people (600 families) for 12 months (extended from 6 months), with a focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter (including household non-food items); livelihoods, nutrition and food security; …

27 Sep 2017 description

This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.

22 Sep 2017 description

This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.

22 Sep 2017 description

More than 10 countries and territories were directly affected as Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and later the coastal states in the U.S.. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports various levels of damages and needs in Antigua and Barbuda, British, Dutch and French Antilles, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States and territories, among others. Beside, Hurricane María affected recently Dominica and Puerto Rico.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española cuenta con las Unidades de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERU, por sus siglas en inglés) como medio para ofrecer una respuesta efectiva, eficiente y ajustada a cada circunstancia con el fin de salvar vidas en situaciones producidas por un desastre.

  • 12 delegados de emergencias parten hacia las áreas más castigadas por desastres naturales o por movimientos forzados de población.

22 Sep 2017 description

Summary: Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries sweeping over Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

19 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2, 3 and 4 are available here. This will be the last information update specifically related to Hurricane Irma.

The Situation

17 Sep 2017 description
report Swiss Red Cross

Les secours de la Croix-Rouge s’organisent après le passage de l’ouragan Irma. Les spécialistes de l’aide d’urgence de la CRS interviennent dans la partie néerlandaise de l’île de Saint-Martin et à Antigua.

Partis mercredi de Suisse, les cinq logisticiens de la Croix-Rouge suisse (CRS) ont atterri jeudi sur l’île de Saint-Martin. L’aéroport de l’île étant fermé au trafic régulier, ils ont dû embarquer dans un avion militaire au départ de Curaçao.

15 Sep 2017 description

On Wednesday, the first aircraft carrying 21 tons of humanitarian aid sent by the IFRC arrived in Antigua to support families affected by Hurricane Irma. This cargo will meet the basic needs of 500 families in Antigua and Barbuda, and St Kitts and Nevis.

13 Sep 2017 description
report Red Cross EU Office

Published on 12 September 2017

More than 1.2 million people have so far been exposed to the effects of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It made landfall on several eastern Caribbean islands on 6 September, sweeping through the region and hitting the US state of Florida on Sunday 10 September. “The number of people directly exposed to the storm is growing every day. It is a catastrophe by any measure,” stated Elhadj As Sy, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

12 Sep 2017 description
report Swiss Red Cross

Les dégâts causés par l’ouragan Irma aux Caraïbes sont immenses. En Haïti, c’est sur-tout le nord du pays qui est touché. L’équipe de la Croix-Rouge suisse sur place appuie l’aide d’urgence et renforce les mesures de prévention des catastrophes.

Aide d’urgence après le passage de l’ouragan Irma

Die Kanadische Rotkreuz ERU-Klinik ist als erste humanitäre Hilfe nach dem Hurrikan eingetroffen. Freiwillige des Haitianischen Roten Kreuz und die Angehörige der mobilen ERU-Klinik beim Aufbau derselben.

11 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2 and 3 are available here.

The Situation

09 Sep 2017 description

Geneva/Panama, 9 September – Hurricane Irma has lashed the north-east of Cuba with strong winds and heavy rains, and threatening coastal areas with massive storm surges. It is expected to make landfall in the US state of Florida on Sunday (10 September).

Hundreds of Cuban Red Cross volunteers helped evacuate communities ahead of the storm’s arrival and will, as the storm passes, play a central role in relief efforts to follow.

09 Sep 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 1,128,171 Swiss francs (CHF) on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) and Saint Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society (SKNRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 500 families (2,500 people) for six months, with a focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); and shelter (including household non-food items). Cash transfer programming (CTP) is also a major part of this Emergency Appeal.

08 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

08 Sep 2017 description

Geneva/Panama, 7 September – The strongest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade may have already battered an estimated 1.2 million people and poses a serious threat to millions more. At least 10 people are believed to have been killed.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma has cut a swath of destruction through half a dozen Caribbean nations and foreign territories in the past 24-36 hours. Reports from Barbuda suggest that nearly every building has been damaged or destroyed, while hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico are without power according to authorities.

07 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

06 Sep 2017 description

Red Cross societies across the Caribbean are preparing for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma, the second category-5 storm to hit the region in recent weeks. Volunteers have been mobilized across the region to take preparedness messages into communities, and relief supplies are on standby in Panama and the Dominican Republic.