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12 Sep 2019 description

Since Dorian cleared Bahamas on 3 September, presence across Abaco, Grand Bahama and Nassau has scaled-up considerably, with more than 50 organizations and more than 220 response personnel supporting response led by the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Please register or update your response presence by updating the response contact list at: https://t.ly/mDWGj

12 Sep 2019 description

Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has displaced thousands of people in North-Western Bahamas since 1 September. Exact numbers are yet to be confirmed.

As of 11 September, over 5,500 people have been evacuated, and evacuations are still ongoing. Over 2,000 people remain in shelters and there are reports that on 10 September they were at full capacity. The number of confirmed fatalities remains at 45, although this figure is expected to rise.

12 Sep 2019 description

This report is produced by the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), with contributions from non-governmental organizations and humanitarian partners. The next report will be issued in 36-48 hours.

HIGHLIGHTS

12 Sep 2019 description

The public is advised that following the passage of Hurricane Dorian there is an increased risk of skin infections associated with flooding and contaminated water. Persons are reminded that skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters contaminated by sewage, chemicals and other pollutants.

Persons exposed to contaminated flood waters may potentially experience:

12 Sep 2019 description

Highlights

• Nearly 8,000 Ready-to-Eat-Meals (MREs) have been delivered to affected communities across Abaco Island, and other impacted areas.

• WFP continues to support NEMA/CDEMA and the humanitarian community in logistics and supply chain coordination.

Situation Update

• The official casualty figure from Hurricane Dorian stands at 50, although search and recovery efforts are ongoing.

12 Sep 2019 description

Nassau, Bahamas, September 11, 2019 —The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization has established a special Bahamas Health Relief Fund to receive unrestricted and unearmarked funds from donors who would like to support the Ministry of Health of The Bahamas in its relief and response efforts related to Hurricane Dorian.

12 Sep 2019 description

UPDATES

  1. Missing People

  2. Evacuations and Commercial Flights

  3. Education

  4. Power Supply

  5. US Visas

MISSING PEOPLE

  • The Department of Social Services is the agency managing the Government register of missing people.