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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.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C.—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deepest solidarity with the people affected by the recent natural disasters that have hit several countries in the region in recent days. The IACHR calls on the States, the international community, international agencies, and all relevant actors to join in efforts to help those affected. It reiterates the importance of upholding international human rights obligations in all circumstances during the emergency and adopting measures to respond to the impacts of climate change.

12 Sep 2017 description

ROME – WFP has launched a range of operations in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. These assistance activities are being mounted in support of national governments, regional organizations, disaster agencies and humanitarian actors across the region.

Worst hit by the hurricane – one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded – has been the Eastern Caribbean where as many as 200,000 people have been affected. Some islands, including Barbuda and St. Martin, are reported to be near uninhabitable.

12 Sep 2017 description

L'ouragan Irma de catégorie 5 a frappé Haïti le jeudi 7 septembre 2017. A la nuit de l’ouragan, 12 539 personnes ont été évacuées vers 81 abris. A ce jour, il reste 6 494 personnes dans les 21 centres encore activés. Une perte en vie humaine et une personne disparue sont enregistrées dans le département Centre tandis que 17 personnes ont été blessées dans les départements du Nord, du Nord-Ouest et de l’Ouest.

12 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane hit Haiti on Thursday, September 7, 2017. On the night of the hurricane, 12,539 persons were evacuated to 81 shelters. To date, 6,494 persons remain in the 21 centers still active. One life was lost and a person was recorded missing in the Centre Department while 17 people were injured in the departments of Nord, Nord-Ouest and Ouest.

12 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane IRMA moved across western, north-western counties of Florida and south-western Georgia on 11 September, weakening into a tropical depression. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to pass over Alabama and western Tennessee. Heavy rain and strong winds could affect these areas. Media have reported ten deaths across the United States.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

Cáritas Española coordina con cada Cáritas nacional su respuesta a las necesidades más urgentes

El buen funcionamiento de los planes de prevención ha permitido reducir el número de víctimas y heridos

Cáritas. 12 de septiembre de 2017.- Las Cáritas nacionales del Caribe y de México han puesto en marcha sus planes de respuesta a las emergencias causadas en toda la región por el impacto del huracán “Irma” y el terremoto en la costa sur del Pacífico mexicano.

12 Sep 2017 description
  • El jueves 7 de septiembre, el huracán Irma, la tormenta de categoría 5 más poderosa jamás registrada en el Océano Atlántico, cruzó el norte de Haití, el país más pobre del Hemisferio Occidental.

  • Aunque el impacto del huracán Irma ha sido menor de lo esperado en el país, actualmente el 40 por ciento de la población haitiana sufre inseguridad alimentaria. Desde Acción contra el Hambre instamos a brindar apoyo urgentemente a las comunidades más vulnerables.

Madrid, 12 de septiembre de 2017

12 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Por Cornelia Walther*

Fuerte Libertad, 10 de septiembre de 2017 - 48 horas han pasado desde el paso de Irma. En palabras del jefe departamental del Ministerio de Educación en el Nordeste, Irma ha sido un "huracán fracasado". Sin embargo, todavía hay consecuencias. Hoy he tenido la oportunidad de visitar varios refugios en Juana Méndez y Fuerte Libertad, las zonas más afectadas, junto con mis colegas Abner y Brice, que se desplazaron a esa zona ya la pasada semana para preparar la llegada de Irma.

12 Sep 2017 description

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New York – The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martin near “uninhabitable”, according to national authorities. Hurricane Irma has also left catastrophic damage as it passed over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti.

12 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After making landfall in the United States bringing heavy rains and high winds to the coast of Florida, Irma downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves northward affecting Georgia

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States reports 586 shelters housing 192,000 occupants in Florida and 92 shelters housing 7,095 occupants in Georgia

  • Almost 6 million people in the United States are without power

12 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Haiti northern coast avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.

  • The DPC reports that 10,085 people took shelter in Emergency Evacuation Centers. (figures from 8 September 2017)

  • Ongoing flooding continues in 16 communes throughout the North-East,
    North-West, North, Artibonite and Center departments.

Situation Overview

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.

12 Sep 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 11 sept. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Des associations paysannes dans les départements du Nord’Ouest et du Nord plaident en faveur de meilleures dispositions pour éviter les pertes agricoles, lors d’éventuels phénomènes naturels comme l’ouragan Irma, qui est passé, la semaine dernière, au large d’Haïti.

Une plus grande préparation à la saison cyclonique est nécessaire, estiment-elles, dans des interviews accordées à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

12 Sep 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 11 septembre 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Trois jours après le passage de l’ouragan Irma, les jeudi 7 et vendredi 8 septembre 2017, au large des côtes d’Haïti, le sentiment dominant à travers le pays est celui d’avoir été épargné par le mauvais sort, selon des témoignages recueillis par AlterPresse.

Un dernier bilan de la Protection civile fait état d’un mort, une personne portée disparue et 17 autres blessées.

« Le Bon Dieu nous a sauvés », jubilent certains.

12 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Reporting period: 6 September – 10 September, 2017

Highlights

Hurricane Irma has put the lives of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. Wind, rain and surge waves are causing floods, mudslides and the destruction of homes, schools, health centers and WASH infrastructure, affecting children across the region.

  • After impacting several islands during its path in the Caribbean Sea, Irma was downgraded to Category 3 Saturday morning but was expected to strengthen again over Florida.

12 Sep 2017 description
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Overview

Hurricane IRMA moved across western, north-western counties of Florida and south-western Georgia on 11 September, weakening into a tropical depression. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to pass over Alabama and western Tennessee. Heavy rain and strong winds could affect these areas. Media have reported ten deaths across the United States.