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19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

El país caribeño envió a la Isla un cargamento de aproximadamente 90 toneladas, que incluye materiales para la construcción, entre otros artículos para las familias afectadas por el huracán Irma

Un buque con ayuda humanitaria para los damnificados por el huracán Irma arribó ayer a La Habana, procedente de República Dominicana.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Los cultivos varios, sobre todo los granos y el plátano, sufrieron los embates de Irma

18 de Septiembre del 2017 23:16:46 CDT

SANCTI SPÍRITUS.— Un gran esfuerzo precisan realizar los agricultores de este territorio para recuperar las afectaciones en ese sector tras el paso del huracán Irma por el norte de la provincia.

De acuerdo con declaraciones de Pedro López Cabello, subdelegado de la Agricultura en Sancti Spíritus, los mayores problemas se concentran en los cultivos varios, sobre todo en los granos y en el plátano.

19 Sep 2017 description

Télécoms Sans Frontières deployed a team to the Dominican Republic on 18th September in preparation for Hurricane Maria.

With maximum sustained wind speeds of up to 140 kts (259 km/h), Maria wreaks havoc in the wake of Hurricane Irma, making landfall in the Caribbean on 18th September at 1800 hrs UTC.

In the Dominican Republic, TSF has participated in a coordination meeting with the Emergency Operations Centre (COE) and dispatched satellite phones to its workers to ensure immediate communications capacity in the minutes following the passage of Maria.

19 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

By Ben Parker

Codrington is a ghost town – frozen in time before clean up could begin. Trees are stripped bare, electric pylons are down, roofs ripped off, and wooden houses collapsed like matchboxes. Clothes, furniture and household belongings are scattered in yards. Corrugated iron sheets, bent by the wind like scraps of paper, are wrapped around trees.

Read more on IRIN.

19 Sep 2017 description
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Map displaying the findings of the UNDAC Assessment of South Caicos on 11th September 2017.

19 Sep 2017 description
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Overview of the current situation in Providenciales. (as of 14th Sept.)

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, September 16, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (Sleeping Pads, Portable Jerry Cans etc.) to Antigua and Barbuda, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda following serious damage from Hurricane “Irma” in the country.

19 Sep 2017 description
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This map documents the damage resulting from Hurricane Irma across the island to public / private buildings and infrastructure as recorded by the Department of Disaster & Emergency Management (DDEM). It also shows locations of reported dengue and ZIKA cases highlighting public health risks

19 Sep 2017 description

On 18 September 2017, the Foreign Minister of Thailand attended the High-level Meeting on Hurricane Irma co-hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly; the high-level meeting aims to gain high-level political attention to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, secure commitment to support countries and people affected, and highlighting the need for building resilient communities to natural disasters, including those impacted by climate change.

19 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.

19 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.

19 Sep 2017 description

Resumen

  • A poco más de una semana del impacto del huracán Irma en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba, todavía se contabilizan los severos daños a sectores vitales para la población como la vivienda, la infraestructura electroenergética, abasto de agua, la producción de alimentos, la salud y la educación.

  • Se estima que la recuperación tomará tiempo y recursos aún no contabilizados en su totalidad.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Over a week after the impact of Hurricane Irma to 13 of Cuba's 15 provinces, severe damage to vital sectors such as housing, electro-energetic infrastructure, water supply, food production, health and education are still being reported.

  • Recovery is expected to take time and resources are not yet fully estimated.

19 Sep 2017 description

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

• Support vital assistance and services in critical sectors for the most vulnerable

• Support the immediate restoration of livelihoods and initiate the early recovery of the most vulnerable

19 Sep 2017 description

OBJETIVOS ESTRATÉGICOS

• Apoyar la asistencia y servicios vitales en los sectores críticos para las personas más vulnerables

• Apoyar a la restauración inmediata de los medios de subsistencia e iniciar la recuperación temprana de las personas más vulnerables

19 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Maria is threatening the Leeward Islands and may exacerbate conditions in areas previously affected by hurricanes Irma and Jose

  • Newly launched Hurricane Irma Regional Response Plan requests $27 million in humanitarian funding

  • USAID and DoD continue to collaborate to address needs on the island of St. Martin

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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.