Govt. Dominica
Government based in Dominica

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17 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the paradigm shift from traditional humanitarian response by international actors to nationally led disaster risk management has already taken place, in general terms. Within this, national institutions are looking for more efficient and effective ways to meet the needs of their people, especially those affected by more frequent and severe natural disasters due to climate change.

23 Feb 2018 description

Between 15 to 27 of January 2018, 25 open collective centers were assessed during DTM Round 4 in Dominica. These centers shelter 352 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (114 households). 56% of the IDPs residing in collective centers have at least one vulnerability and the vast majority (96%) of the residents in the centers reported that their houses were damaged or destroyed. 16% of the collective centers do not have access to hygienic latrines and 48% of the residents mention a lack of privacy in the assessed sites.

25 Jan 2018 description

A Report by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
November 15, 2017

Executive Summary

01 Dec 2017 description


The following are the findings from collective centers assessed during the second round of DTM assessments conducted from 20 -27 November 2017.

  • 30 collective centers assessed by IOM house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dominica (other shelters have been identified by the ministry of social services and will be included in the next round of DTM assessments)

  • These 30 centres house 120 households (459 individuals) 44% of the displaced population reside in schools.

07 Nov 2017 description


  • 69 centers were assessed by DTM enumerators.

  • 45 still open while 24 have closed.

  • 147 households (corresponding to 369 individuals) voluntarily registered with IOM enumerators.

  • 54% of registered households have indicated being owners of the house they resided in before the hurricane.

  • 67% households have indicated that their former residence was completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria