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Thalía, la Embajadora de UNICEF en México subraya la necesidad de “curar” las heridas psicológicas de los niños.
NUEVA YORK/PANAMÁ, 27 de septiembre de 2017 – UNICEF ha escalado su respuesta humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe para ayudar a los niños y las familias afectadas por la serie de desastres naturales que han arrasado con varios países de la región.
Nueva York – Los gobiernos de varios países del Caribe están comenzando a reconstruir infraestructuras, casas y comunidades después del paso del huracán Irma que ha dejado incontables daños en varios países.
Después de experimentar varios días de retraso debido al paso del huracán María, el Gobierno de Barbuda inició labores de remoción de escombros el 21 de septiembre, con el apoyo técnico del PNUD para reconstruirse mejor, como parte de un amplia estrategia de ONU que vincula las áreas humanitarias y de desarrollo.
República Dominicana envió una contundente ayuda a las Antillas Menores. El solidario gesto busca contribuir a la recuperación de las islas ante el paso de los huracanes Irma y María.
Desde el pasado 8 de septiembre a la fecha, la asistencia ha sido constante y fluida.
Unas 92,256 raciones alimenticias fueron enviadas en aeronaves de la Fuerza Aérea de la República Dominicana. De estas, 40, 145, beneficiaron a la gente de Antigua y Barbuda; 25,049 para San Martin; 8,374 a Providenciales y en 27,061 fueron recibidas en Tórtola.
Critical USAID/OFDA relief supplies arrive in Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Sint Maarten
JTF-LI supports DART to ensure relief reaches isolated Dominican communities as quickly as possible
USG international humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean totals nearly $10 million
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.
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.
Record-breaking Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean during 6-8 September, wreaking unprecedented multi-island havoc. In Barbuda, Sint Maarten and the British Virgin Islands, approximately 90% of buildings have been damaged or destroyed according to Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) situation reports. Across the region, there have been more than 30 deaths in 5 countries, with over 40,000 displaced, 2 million evacuated in Cuba alone, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Office of Press Relations
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The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has not been activated in response to the Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean region. World Food Programme (WFP), in its capacity as global ETC lead, is supporting the response activities coordinated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
Initial reports from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) indicate that 15 people are confirmed to have died in Dominica during Hurricane Maria, and at least 16 people are missing.
This figure may rise as contact is made with cut-off communities.
There is no electricity, very limited communications and a widespread shortage of food and water. An estimated 98 per cent of roofs were partially or totally destroyed, and 50 per cent of housing frames damaged.
To help Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda deal with the recent devastating hurricane and the post-disaster reconstruction, the Chinese government will provide designated fund to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) based on the items of South-South cooperation assistance fund to provide post-disaster reconstruction goods and materials and help the people there rebuild their lives. At present, the Ministry of Commerce is organizing the implementation of specific assistance projects with the UNDP.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 25 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 28 September 2017.
The initial response to Hurricane Maria in Dominica is underway as humanitarian organizations arrive to deliver critical aid and carry out assessments throughout the rest of the island.
The Government of New Zealand has announced that it is contributing NZ$250,000 to the immediate relief efforts for Caribbean countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The funding will be disbursed through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support governments in early recovery activities such as debris management and rehabilitation of basic services such as water and electricity.
DART staff in Dominica prioritize humanitarian coordination and logistics support, as well as food, shelter, and water assistance
USAID/OFDA responds to disaster declaration for Saint Kitts and Nevis
DART and DoD continue to collaborate to address critical need for potable water in Saint-Martin
Monday, September 25, 2017 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria, the private sector continues to play a critical role in donating much needed emergency supplies and materials to the rebuilding effort on islands impacted.
Saint Lucian roofing and building supplies manufacturer, Brice and Co. have donated a sizeable quantity of roofing materials to Antigua and have followed up with another donation of water to Dominica which left last Friday 22nd September.