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29 Nov 2017 description

Bringing Aid To Sint Maarten

K1 Britannia Foundation has continued to play a key role in the disaster relief efforts following both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Both hurricanes devastated much of the Caribbean and left many homeless and unemployed. Although the emergency relief phase in St Maarten is now over, K1 continues to provide water, food and materials to care-based institutions and vulnerable persons on the island.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

ANDREA VERDEJA

Due to its geographical location, the Dominican Republic is highly prone to the impacts of natural hazards, which, in combination with the existing underlying factors of widespread inequality and impoverishment, result all too often in disaster. As a consequence, the country is faced with large scale disaster-induced displacements on a recurrent basis. Addressing protection as a key element of disaster risk management – at national, provincial, municipal and community level – is imperative in the quest to safeguard human rights during these emergency situations.

30 Oct 2017 description

BY THE NUMBERS

10 million People in Caribbean directly affected

2.5 million Puerto Rican residents without power, with food and clean water running low.

163 People reported dead or missing in Puerto Rico Sources: UN OCHA Caribbean Hurricane Report, Sept. 18, 2017, Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety, October 20, 2017

NEW INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS

26 Oct 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5-September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

17 Oct 2017 description

HOUSTON (Oct. 17, 2017)—Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Backhurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

12 Oct 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

On September 6th, 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, became one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. This highly destructive hurricane approached the eastern coast of Cuba (in Guantánamo) on Thursday, September 7th. Hurricane Irma battered the entire north coast for 4 days. At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11th, the hurricane finally left Cuban territory leaving a huge amount of devastation in its wake.

09 Oct 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5-September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

03 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Beginning on September 8, 2017, Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation. As communities were assessing the damage and just starting the rebuilding process, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, dealing a crippling blow to island nations. Both hurricanes Irma and Maria registered as some of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.

03 Oct 2017 description

FEATURE

Antigua and Barbuda

AFFECTED AREAS
Barbuda

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
Disaster

FIGURES
About 1,400 new displacements between 7 and 8 September

CONTEXT

03 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

The devastating hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean last month called for a significant humanitarian response, and Direct Relief has been working to equip local healthcare providers with key medicines and medical supplies since they first made landfall.

02 Oct 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5-September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

28 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, made landfall in Haiti´s northern coastline on September 7, 2017. The eye of the storm passed north of Haiti, yet heavy rains, winds and flooding have cause significant damages in the Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest, Nord, Artibonite and Centre departments, damaging homes, fruit trees, flooding crops such as rice, banana, corn, sweet potato, cassava, and peanut and killing livestock.

28 Sep 2017 description
report MapAction

Hurricanes Irma and Maria have left a trail of damage and devastation across parts of the Caribbean in the past month.

MapAction were able to respond quickly and in numbers to this crisis, with good local knowledge and networks in the region. So far eight MapAction volunteers have supported the response in the field, with one more team member due to fly out this week. Many others have been supporting the field teams remotely.

27 Sep 2017 description
report Salvation Army

THE Coca-Cola Foundation is providing US$1 million to The Salvation Army to help provide immediate resources for food and shelter in areas impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria across the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. According to a report on coca-colacompany.com, 'In addition to financial contributions, The Coca-Cola Company and local bottling partners continue to support relief efforts by providing donations of food, beverages and building materials to communities impacted by these devastating natural disasters.'

26 Sep 2017 description

Summary: MCC is working with partners in Cuba, including the Brethren in Christ Church, to provide emergency food and shelter, support small-scale farmers and repair homes following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

Supporting hope in Cuba By Julie Bell

Sept. 26, 2017

Bonnie Klassen remembers the haunting, howling wind.

“It was a deep, threatening growl. I had knots in my stomach,” she says. “That wind was purely destructive.”

26 Sep 2017 description
report Coordination SUD

L’ouragan Irma qui s’est abattu début septembre dans les Caraïbes a mobilisé nombre d’ONG, à la fois dans les collectivités françaises d’outre-mer, mais aussi à Cuba et en Haïti. Irma a été l’un des ouragans les plus puissants de ces dernières années dans la région. A Cuba, il a touché très fortement le centre du pays, autant qu’en 1932, date de survenue d’un ouragan de même intensité. En Haïti, contrairement aux craintes, la situation a été moins grave, les dégâts sont moindres que prévus mais les inondations posent problème. Explications.