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13 Sep 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

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

Highlights

Hurricane Irma has put the wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. Having caused large scale damage in parts of the Eastern Caribbean, the storm passed by the Dominican Republic and Haiti before slowly moving along the coast of Cuba for over 48 hours, fluctuating between a category 4 and 5 hurricane. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges it has caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centres and basic infrastructure across the region.

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

13 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane IRMA moved across Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee (USA) on 12 September, weakening and dissipating. Heavy rain and strong winds affected several areas along its path.

  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) has been activated for Florida State on 12 September by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency. This brings to five the number of Copernicus activations related to IRMA (France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, European Commission and USA).

13 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• Irma has dissipated over the south-eastern United States on 12 September and is no longer a threat to islands in the Caribbean.

• Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin/St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos are the most affected islands. Critical needs in supplies and support are being addressed around the clock.

• In the Dominican Republic and Haiti, local authorities are managing response and restoration to normal activities in the affected areas with local resources.

13 Sep 2017 description

SOS Haiti stands by to help families affected by wind and rain damage in vulnerable northeast communities.

SOS Children’s Villages Haiti is carrying out assessments in communities affected by Hurricane Irma, which spared much of the country and caused only minor damage to an SOS Children’s Village property.

13 Sep 2017 description

La ayuda se canalizará a través del Fondo de Respuesta a Desastres de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja

España ha comprometido el desembolso de 80.000 euros de ayuda de emergencia para atender a las necesidades más acuciantes de algunos de los países afectados por el paso del huracán.

13 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.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

13 Sep 2017 description

Deux morts, quatre blessés, 1500 familles sinistrées, des dizaines de maisons endommagées, tel est le bilan des communes frontalières affectées lors du passage de l’ouragan Irma sur Haïti les 7 et 8 septembre 2017.

12 Sep 2017 description

At least one person died, one remains missing, and more than a dozen were injured by the passage of Hurricane Irma off the northern coast of Haiti last week. As of September 11, nearly 6,500 Haitians remain in emergency shelters, according to the United Nations. Preliminary figures suggest that flooding impacted 22 communes, completely destroying 466 houses and badly damaging more than 2,000 more.

12 Sep 2017 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 12, 2017 – CCRIF will make payments totalling US$29.6 million to 6 Caribbean governments impacted by Hurricane Irma under their tropical cyclone insurance policies.

12 Sep 2017 description
report ShelterBox

WHOLE ISLANDS DEVASTATED

After storming through the Caribbean and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake, Hurricane Irma has finally relented.

Since last Tuesday, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, flattening homes on St Martin, Barbuda, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Florida was the last to see the wrath of this ferocious storm.

A highly-trained ShelterBox Response Team has been deployed to understand how we can help the families who have lost everything.

12 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the tropical cyclone IRMA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed at 11 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 49 issued the 11 th September 2017 at 09:00 UTC). As well, the surface wind data and categories (associated damage) according to Saffir-Simpson Scale were derived from NOAAHWRF (11 September 2017 at 06:00 UTC). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.

12 Sep 2017 description

Osa Jonmarits and his family were awakened in the middle of the night as water rushed into their mud and stone house on the mountains of La Chapelle, Haiti, and covered them in their beds.

The flash flooding came from Hurricane Irma, a category-five hurricane that passed to the north of Haiti on Sept. 7. It caused flash floods and heavy winds from the country’s northern shores to its deep interior, where La Chapelle is located.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C. -  La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su más profunda solidaridad con las personas afectadas por los recientes desastres naturales que vienen impactando varios países de la región en los últimos días.