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14 Sep 2017 description

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL AFFECTED POPULATIONS.

A category 5 hurricane (Irma) struck the Caribbean on 5th-7th of September 2017, causing massive destruction and widespread flooding.

14 Sep 2017 description

13th September, 2017

Tuesday 5th September, 2017 saw the passage of the most powerful tropical system on record when Category 5 Hurricane Irma unleashed its wrath on the Northern Leeward Islands including Antigua and Barbuda.

In the wake of this natural disaster, the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Honourable Gaston Browne, declared the country’s commitment to the full recovery and restoration of the Sister Isle.

14 Sep 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean states.

Ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the humanitarian gesture aims to assist and enable international relief efforts to mitigate the suffering of the people on the Caribbean islands. The hurricane wreaked havoc on vital infrastructure and caused human loss.

14 Sep 2017 description

Destacados

• El 12 de septiembre Irma se ha disipó en el sureste de Estados Unidos y ya no es una amenaza para las islas del Caribe.

• Anguila, Antigua y Barbuda, San Martin / St Maarten, Las Islas Vírgenes Británicas y las Islas Turcos y Caicos son las más afectadas. Las necesidades críticas de suministros y soporte se están solucionando día y noche.

• En República Dominicana y Haití, las autoridades locales están gestionando la respuesta y la restauración de las actividades normales en las zonas afectadas con recursos locales.

14 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM has deployed a surge team of six experts to support efforts led by various country offices in the affected region. The team has expertise in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), displacement tracking, shelter management, gender-based violence risk reduction, and NFI/shelter operations.

  • Based in the coordination hub in Barbados and at regional level in Panama, surge experts have already been deployed to the affected islands to conduct assessments.

14 Sep 2017 description

"We need to put in place the kind of infrastructure that makes us more resilient"

By Sophie Hares

MEXICO CITY, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Caribbean nations need faster access to capital to invest in protection against the creeping effects of climate change, as many struggle to recover from the devastating blow of Hurricane Irma, said the president of the Caribbean Development Bank.

14 Sep 2017 description

ROME – Le PAM a lancé une série d’opérations pour répondre aux dégâts causés par l’ouragan Irma dans les Caraïbes. Cette assistance vient soutenir les gouvernements nationaux, les organisations régionales, les agences de services de secours et catastrophes et les acteurs humanitaires de la région.

Plus de 200 000 personnes ont été touchées par l’ouragan - une des tempêtes les plus fortes jamais enregistrées dans l’Atlantique - dans l’Est des Caraïbes, région la plus gravement atteinte. Certaines îles, dont la Barbade et Saint-Martin, sont devenues presque inhabitables.

14 Sep 2017 description

Omar-Dario Cardona (1), Gabriel A. Bernal (2), Claudia P. Villegas (3)

14 Sep 2017 description

Public has donated over £650,000 since the appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made.

In the first week since Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, the British Red Cross appeal has raised over £1.3 million.

The public has donated over £650,000 since the British Red Cross appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made. For every £1 given, another £1 will be matched, up to £3 million.

13 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • DoD task force arrives on the island of St. Martin to support USAID/OFDA humanitarian response efforts

  • USAID DART staff evaluate damages, priority humanitarian needs in Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, and St. Martin

  • UN agencies and international relief organizations continue staff deployments, needs assessments on hurricane-affected islands

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

13 de septiembre, 2017 — Las islas Anguila, Antigua y Barbuda, San Martín, Vírgenes Británicas y Turcos y Caicos son las más afectadas tras el paso del huracán Irma, de acuerdo con las últimas informaciones de la Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de la ONU (OCHA).

En Cuba, el meteoro afectó a 13 de sus 15 provincias, fallecieron 10 personas y causó daños a la agricultura, el abastecimiento de agua y las telecomunicaciones.

13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda one week ago, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The majority of Barbudans have left the island for Antigua, where their compatriots are supporting them with clothes, food and shelter.

By Joe English

13 Sep 2017 description

Media Statement: St. Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — The Government of Saint Lucia and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have pledged their full support to the recovery efforts of those impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma.

Through the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), much needed emergency supplies have been made available to affected states and skilled personnel have also been deployed to assist with the restoration of utilities in those islands.

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).