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15 Sep 2017 description

Facts and figures on the UK government's relief work in the Caribbean and the British Overseas Territories in response to Hurricane Irma.

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15 Sep 2017 description

AUTHOR: KIMI-ROUX JAMES

  • ADRA is providing disaster response across several islands heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma.

  • Food, clean water, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, and other vital emergency resources are being supplied to thousands of people affected by the Category 5 storm.

  • Disaster preparation is also underway as Hurricane Jose approaches the region.

15 Sep 2017 description

FAO has mobilized USD 300 000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities – Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity (SFERA-AIRC) – thanks to the financial contribution from the Government of Belgium – to deploy staff and assist vulnerable people and communities on the path of Hurricane Irma, which left a wake of destruction in the northeastern part of the Caribbean.

Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, St Martin and Turks and Caicos were the most affected islands (OCHA).

14 Sep 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Eight Salesian-run health clinics, including the San Pedro Apostal Dispensary and Jarabacoa Dispensary in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, received medical aid in 2016 thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international relief organization that provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

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
report Oxfam

Oxfam y las organizaciones con las que trabaja en el Caribe están ayudando a las personas más afectadas por las inundaciones y los fuertes vientos del huracán Irma, que golpeó viviendas e infraestructuras y destruyó la producción agrícola.

En República Dominicana y Haití se logró evitar lo peor. Sin embargo, las personas más vulnerables que perdieron sus hogares y sus medios de subsistencia tampoco tienen acceso a los servicios de agua y saneamiento básicos. Oxfam les está apoyando.

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

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the north-east Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

NO AFFECTED AREAS OR DAMAGE DETECTED

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

Elaborado por el Equipo lnterinstitucional Geoespacial
Fuente: Imágenes Radar de la ESA Sentinel-1
Derechos de la fuente: ESA, 2017
Derechos del mapa: EIGEO, 2017
Proyección: WGS84 UTM 19N

Interpretación del mapa: El mapa fue elaborado en base a imágenes de radar del satélite Sentinel-1 de la Agencia Espacial Europea gestionadas por el lnternational Charter

Los suelos saturados de agua fueron identificados por la diferencia de retrodifusión entre la imágen del 7 de septiembre del 2017 y el 26 de agosto el 2017.

14 Sep 2017 description

Elaborado por el Equipo lnterinstitucional Geoespacial
Fuente: Imágenes óptica Rapideye
Derechos de la fuente: Planet, 2017
Derechos del mapa: EIGEO, 2017
Proyección: WGS84 UTM 19N

Interpretación del mapa:
Las áreas inundadas son visibles en el centro y en la zona izquierda (oeste) de la imagen, de color azul claro. La imagen fue tomada el día 9 de septiembre a las 11 :46 de la mañana con 1 O metros de resolución.

14 Sep 2017 description

Elaborado por el Equipo lnterinstitucional Geoespacial
Fuente: Imágenes Radar de la ESA Sentinel-1
Derechos de la fuente: ESA, 2017
Derechos del mapa: EIGEO, 2017
Proyección: WGS84 UTM 19N

Interpretación del mapa:
El mapa fue elaborado en base a imágenes de radar del satélite Sentinel-1 de la Agencia Espacial Europea gestionadas por el lnternational Charter

Las áreas inundadas fueron identificadas por la baja retrodifusión del agua con relación a las ondas emitidas por el satélite.

14 Sep 2017 description

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

14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Victoria Maskell

The sun never sets on UNICEF – and when children are in danger, the global community leaps into action to protect them.

Saturday night Panama. Sunday morning Bangkok. Middle of the night in France. What do they have to do with a hurricane forming in the Caribbean? It means using every available UNICEF channel to get life-saving ‘be prepared’ messages through to those who may be affected, and doing it with no time lost.