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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
report Swiss Red Cross

Les secours de la Croix-Rouge s’organisent après le passage de l’ouragan Irma. Les spécialistes de l’aide d’urgence de la CRS interviennent dans la partie néerlandaise de l’île de Saint-Martin et à Antigua.

Partis mercredi de Suisse, les cinq logisticiens de la Croix-Rouge suisse (CRS) ont atterri jeudi sur l’île de Saint-Martin. L’aéroport de l’île étant fermé au trafic régulier, ils ont dû embarquer dans un avion militaire au départ de Curaçao.

17 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

In a hurricane season that just will not quit, forecasters are keeping their eyes on three storms, including one threatening the Caribbean islands clobbered by Hurricane Irma just a little over a week ago.

Forecasters upgraded Tropical Storm Maria to a hurricane Sunday as the storm heads toward the Leeward Islands.

Maria is following the same path as Irma. Hurricane warnings and watches are out for some of the islands that that saw devastating damage from Irma, including Guadeloupe, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

16 Sep 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction in multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. According to assessments, the most urgent needs for islanders are food, water, and shelter.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

16 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma is putting the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. The extent of the devastation to Cuba and islands in the Eastern Caribbean is beginning to become clearer as rapid assessments are underway. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges, Irma caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centers and basic infrastructure across the region.

  • Hurricane Irma put 2.4 million children at risk; of these 271,000 were directly affected.

16 Sep 2017 description

Bogotá 15 de Septiembre de 2017. Durante la noche del 13 de septiembre, un equipo de la Cruz Roja Colombiana se movilizó a Catam para brindar atención humanitaria a 51 connacionales, provenientes de la Isla San Martín, afectada por el paso del Huracán Irma. Entre las personas que llegaron al país se encontraban 6 extranjeros de los países de Bolivia, Rumania e India, 22 menores de edad y 23 adultos colombianos.

16 Sep 2017 description

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Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

16 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280 km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

16 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

16 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

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.

15 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS   

• Additional USAID/OFDA relief commodities arrive in Antigua   

• DoD, in support of USAID/OFDA, delivers two additional desalination units to facilitate safe drinking water access in French Saint-Martin   

• WFP provides 30 MT of High-Energy Biscuits to address emergency food needs in the Caribbean region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Sep 2017 description

Devastation and the extensive breakdown of essential services have followed Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic. The Category 5 hurricane wrought havoc on many of the Caribbean islands, with maximum sustained winds of 296 km/h bringing heavy rains and causing deadly waves. Those winds lasted for 37 hours, making Irma the longest-lived storm of that intensity anywhere in the world for at least the past 50 years, according to the United Kingdom Met Office.

15 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, as category 5 hurricane, traversed the Atlantic bringing maximum sustained winds of 296 km/h and heavy rains to the Leeward Islands. The most heavily impacted islands are Anguilla,

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

San Jose - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has deployed a surge team of six experts in shelter and camp management, displacement tracking, and gender-based violence risk reduction to support humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean islands most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose. IOM has released around a quarter of a million US dollars from emergency funds for relief in the region.