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16 Sep 2019 description

I just came back from Abaco. I must say was horrified. I've never seen such a level of systematic devastation. Hurricane Dorian has been classified as category five. I think it's category hell. But it was not powered by the devil. We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense, and they are more frequent, and they are powered by climate change. And so it's very important that international community learns two things from the example of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

16 Sep 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Much-needed care is available, even on the Bahamas' worst-hit islands.

By Talya Meyers

When the hallways began to flood, the hospital staff knew it was time to get their patients out.

Medical staff at Rand Memorial Hospital – a public hospital in Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama – were forced to evacuate several patients in the middle of Hurricane Dorian’s assault on the island. Among them was a group of pregnant women – along with an OBGYN and a few other healthcare providers – sent out in an ambulance to seek new shelter.

16 Sep 2019 description

This report is produced by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with contributions from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, non-governmental organizations and humanitarian partners.


  • As of 15 September, indications are that most people in need have received assistance delivered by the humanitarian community, the private sector and through individual initiatives.

15 Sep 2019 description

The Federal Republic of Germany takes part with 50 male and female soldiers together with 50 French female and male soldiers in a multinational humanitarian disaster relief operation under the leadership of the Netherlands...