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21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica, remains a threat to The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti

  • USAID activates additional staff to support Hurricane Maria humanitarian response, plans to deploy staff to Dominica as soon as possible

  • USAID and DoD continue collaborating to address potable water needs in Saint-Martin

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 20 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 25 September 2017.

Highlights

• Hurricane Maria pummeled Dominica on 19 September, with early reports citing widespread damage and destruction.

• Reconnaissance teams have conducted flyovers and more assessment teams are expected to arrive on 21 September.

19 Sep 2017 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 19, 2017. CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that since its inception in 2007, it has made payouts of a little more than US$100 million to 12 of its 17 member countries – all within 14 days of the event. The US$100 million mark was reached following payouts under the excess rainfall policy of three countries – Anguilla, Turks & Caicos Islands and The Bahamas – as a result of rainfall from Hurricane Irma.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian actors have been forced to shift gears from response to Irma to prepare for “potentially catastrophic ” category 5 hurricane, Maria .

  • Heavy rainfall could cause flash floods and mudslides in islands recovering from Irma’s onslaught such as Sint Maarten, Barbuda and Anguilla. Evacuation centres are being prepared.

  • More than 2.1 million people in Cuba have been targeted by a US$ 55. 8 million Plan of Action to provide assistance to the most affected by Irma.

18 Sep 2017 description

San José - La OIM, en su calidad de Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración, ha desplegado un equipo de emergencia compuesto de seis expertos en gestión de albergues y de campamentos, seguimiento de desplazamiento y reducción de riesgos por violencia de género a fin de dar apoyo a los esfuerzos humanitarios en las islas del Caribe que se han visto mayormente afectadas por los Huracanes Irma y José. La OIM ha hecho entrega de cerca de un cuarto de millón de dólares estadounidenses de fondos de emergencia a fin de ayudar a esa región.

17 Sep 2017 description

(New York 17 September 2017): The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today allocated US$10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarians to help tens of thousands of people in need of assistance following the devastating category five storm, Hurricane Irma.

17 Sep 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders a décidé d’affecter 350.000 USD au fond d’affectation spécial des Nations Unies pour la lutte contre le choléra en Haïti. Cette décision répond à l’appel contenu dans la résolution de l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies du 13 juillet 2017 et à l'appel à contribution aux Etats membres de l’ONU lancé le 25 juillet par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Monsieur Antonio Guterres.

16 Sep 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has decided to commit USD 350,000 to the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the fight against cholera in Haiti. This decision comes in response to the appeal made in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 13th July 2017 and to the call for contributions made by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres, to UN Member States on 25th July.

16 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• Shortage of food and potable water in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos - some of the most affected by Hurricane Irma continues to be of concern.

• A Regional Response Plan (RRP) to raise US$ 27 million to address the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people affected by Hurricane Irma was launched on 15 September.

• Severely limited communications are hampering the coordination of relief supplies in Turks and Caicos and increasing anxiety among people.

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.

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

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.