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16 Sep 2017 description

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Minnis Administration quickened its pace towards the road to recovery and reconstruction from the wrath of Hurricane Irma even further on Thursday, September 14 (2017), completing damage assessments in the last two Bahamian islands negatively impacted.

Simultaneously, agencies such as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and its partners, along with non-governmental organizations such as the Bahamas Red Cross, have been organizing, delivering and distributing relief supplies into the affected islands.

16 Sep 2017 description
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Hurricane Irma hit the shores of Cuba on September 7, a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 295kph. For four days, Irma battered the north coast of Cuba. 2,000,000 people fled to shelters, churches, or the homes of relatives and neighbours. 9 metre waves swept inland, contaminating fresh water sources, destroying crops, homes and businesses. Coastal dunes, forests, fruit trees, granaries, health centres, schools, markets, bridges and roads were all heavily damaged or destroyed. Power and communications went down and remain down in many communities. 10 people lost their lives.

16 Sep 2017 description

Following the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism by the Netherlands, requesting support for the evacuation of EU citizens from Sint Maarten, a corresponding plane has left the Netherlands on 15 September. After landing on Sint Maarten, it is expected to transport evacuees to the island of Aruba. DG ECHO Humanitarian experts continue to assess impacts, damages and needs by joining local and international teams in many of the affected areas.

16 Sep 2017 description

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 30,000 euros as disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The island nations that were hardest hit and are in need of humanitarian assistance are Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser says a number of countries have pledged aid for the island nations. “Estonia is also responding to the plea for assistance to meet basic needs such as availability of clean drinking water or provision of medical care.”

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

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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 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

A significant number of communities in the eastern, central and western parts of the island have been severely affected. Lack of electricity and access to potable water are the major problems. Water is currently being supplied to the population via tanker trucks, and in some areas generators have been connected to facilitate the operation of pumping equipment and the extraction of water from wells. In some communities, food processing centers have been established, which are supplied free of charge at evacuation centers and distributed to the population at subsidized prices.

16 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 14 de septiembre a las 14.00 del 15 de septiembre (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 16 de septiembre de 2017.

Resumen

16 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator. It covers the period from 14:00 hrs. on September 014 th to 12:00 hrs. on September 15 th .The next report will be issued on or around 16/09.

Highlights

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

This emergency appeal seeks a total of 7,056,160 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 25,000 people for 12 months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), shelter (including non-food items), restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.