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01 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma- and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

171
# children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica

Highlights

23 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 estimated # of children in need of immediate assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of immediate assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

56% children remain out of school in Dominica.

Highlights

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

• USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

• USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Irma and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

740
# people in temporary shelters in Dominica

Highlights

15 Nov 2017 description

Summary

A month after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, humanitarian efforts across all islands are still responding to the devastation. However, more efforts are required to help the countries’ transition to long-term recovery. This revised version of the Regional Response Plan (launched on 15 September 2017) is based on updates from completed assessments and the most recent information.

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

14 Nov 2017 description

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has not been activated in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean region. World Food Programme (WFP), in its capacity as global ETC lead, is supporting the response activities coordinated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Highlights

03 Nov 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Cuba. It covers the period from 14:00 hours on October 26 to 14:00 hours on November 2 (local time). The next report will be issued on November 9, 2017.

Highlights

  • In the province of Villa Clara, families who lost their homes during Hurricane Irma are still living in shelters or in the house of a relative.

03 Nov 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba, con el aporte de las agencias, fondos y programas. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 26 de octubre a las 14.00 al 2 de noviembre(hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 9 de noviembre de 2017.

Resumen

  • Familias que perdieron totalmente sus viviendas al paso del Huracán Irma permanecen en centros de evacuación y en casas de familiares en la Provincia de Villa Clara.

02 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

Tropical Storm Maria formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is the tenth most intense on record. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the north-eastern Caribbean, and is considered to be the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. It also caused catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico.

01 Nov 2017 description

Nowhere is the basic human need to communicate more apparent than in a disaster situation. Whether it is to find a lost loved one, or gain access to vital supplies or information, one of the first things we reach for is our mobile phone. Often we communicate via services and news feeds we have come to know and depend on, such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, and these companies have come up with some innovative services to aid in disaster relief. Recently, to my relief, one of my relatives marked herself “safe” on Facebook in the midst of the northern California fires.

31 Oct 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster

1. Logistics Operational Updates

  • The Logistics Sector continues to facilitate dispatch operations from Shed 4/Humanitarian Warehouse at the Port of Roseau. So far, the dispatch of 322 mt of WFP food items and 142 mt of NFIs/shelter items has been facilitated in behalf of WFP and other humanitarian organisations.

30 Oct 2017 description

Dominica, one of the poorest island countries in the Caribbean region, was the first one to be hit by the category-five Hurricane Maria. This hurricane tore through the entire island, claiming the lives of 15 people, destroying many properties and infrastructure. It led to disruptions in clean water supply, electricity outages as well as completely cutoff communications, directly or indirectly affecting the country’s entire population (about 73,000 people).

27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Irma and Maria-affected countries
19,800
# affected children in Dominica
2,900
# people in temporary shelters in Dominica
1,070 # children from Dominica and Barbuda estimated to be integrated in schools in Antigua

Highlights

27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF remains one of the key actors supporting humanitarian response efforts across the hurricane-affected countries in the East Caribbean, through a combination of service delivery, technical assistance, communication and advocacy with a two-track approach: immediate humanitarian relief to affected populations and long-term recovery and resilience support. Specifically: