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22 Mar 2018 description
report Internews Network

More than a million people access vital information via start-up news site

21 Mar 2018 description

By Kenneice McLeod-Shillingford, Dominica Red Cross

Peering keenly through binoculars, August Charles, 65, a returning resident to the Caribbean island of Dominica, sits and watches all who those venture through the small village of Dos D’ane. As he keeps watch, he recalls the horrors he witnessed during hurricane Maria.

“Oh, I’ve seen it all,” he says, “it was here that I stood and watched as a house with 3 people go down the same river as the church, the shop and two cars, it was bad.”

20 Mar 2018 description
report Project HOPE

Project HOPE, a global health development and relief organization, is teaming up with the Planet Water Foundation to provide clean water and hygiene education programs in Puerto Rico on World Water Day on March 22. The Planet Water Foundation’s “Project 24” will install 24 water towers simultaneously in the U.S. territory and four countries in Asia.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Save the Children

Six Months Later, Children in Puerto Rico Still Urgently Need Academic and Emotional Support

Media Contact Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

20 Mar 2018 description

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended for 60 days the period in which it will cover 100 percent of eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken by the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to hurricanes Maria and Irma.

The deadline to receive 100 percent federal reimbursement for eligible Public Assistance work is now May 5 for Hurricane Irma and May 14 for Hurricane Maria.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Global organization works with community centers to support ongoing relief and prepare for future storms

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – As Puerto Rico marks six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall, the global organization Mercy Corps and its partners continue to work towards a full recovery for the U.S. territory. While around 90 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity subscribers have had their power restored, thousands of vulnerable people, especially in rural areas, are still without it.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Convoy of Hope

It’s been six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and many are still struggling to recover. Convoy of Hope has since served more five million meals to survivors across the island — in addition to hygiene products, water filters and other immediate relief supplies. Convoy continues to provide long-term recovery.


20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 19 March 2018 - Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the US$11.5 million raised through international donations during this time.

17 Mar 2018 description

Release date: March 16, 2018

Release Number: HQ-18-022

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including direct federal assistance, to the Territory for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, 2017 and Hurricane Maria beginning on September 16, 2017.

17 Mar 2018 description
report Direct Relief

This coming week, the world will remember how tragedy struck Puerto Rico six months ago.

Hurricane Maria churned a devastating path through the Caribbean last September. The Category 4 storm brought sustained winds of 175 miles per hour, destroying homes, mangling power lines and severing communications throughout Puerto Rico.

As images began to emerge, they revealed the destruction left in Maria’s wake, signaling the protracted recovery to come.

Immediate Response

16 Mar 2018 description

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, power and water have been restored in most communities, millions of cubic yards of debris have been removed, hospitals and other government services are open and bridges are being replaced.

Challenges remain, but the joint efforts of FEMA’s local, federal, voluntary and private sector recovery partners continue in earnest.

The Response

08 Mar 2018 description

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is providing additional support to the recovery of the Territory’s Health Sector through funding from a number of donors.

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W Skelton said he is grateful for the additional support which came as a result of further discussions with PAHO’s officials. He has also expressed his deep appreciation to the organisation on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

07 Mar 2018 description



A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, a region still recovering from significant damages after a September 2017 earthquake that killed hundreds.

Flooding in Guatemala and Panama and heavy rainfall in Honduras caused significant damage to homes and crops.
National authorities have responded by delivering food and dry goods to those affected.


07 Mar 2018 description
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AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE - Panorama Humanitario: Enero - Febrero 2018



Un terremoto de magnitud 7,2 sacudió Oaxaca, México, una región que aún se recupera de daños masivos después de un terremoto en septiembre de 2017 que dejo a cientos de muertos.

Inundaciones en Guatemala y Panamá y fuertes lluvias en Honduras causaron daños a hogares y cultivos.
Las autoridades nacionales han respondido entregando alimentos y otros materiales de socorro.


06 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

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

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


  • In September 2017, category 5-hurricanes Irma and Maria caused devastation and extensive breakdown of essential services across several Caribbean countries, leaving at least 1.4 million people

02 Mar 2018 description

Release Number: 95

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Roads have been cleared of debris. Electricity is flowing. Stores are open. Students are in school.

Six months after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, recovery is well underway, led by the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and local officials with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partner agencies.

02 Mar 2018 description

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been commended for its immediate assistance to the Territory following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering conveyed the Territory’s gratitude while addressing the 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti from February 26 through 27.