During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction in multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. According to assessments, the most urgent needs for islanders are food, water, and shelter.
HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:
During the week of September 5- September 9, Category 5 hurricane Irma pounded the Caribbean. To date, Irma has caused destruction in multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. According to Dutch reports, “up to 70% of the island houses [on St. Maarten] were badly damaged or destroyed.” Further reports and assessments are expected to develop as governments and non-governmental organizations begin assessing island damage.
How Samaritan’s Purse is responding
Samaritan’s Purse Northern Iraq DART team is currently on the ground supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as they arrive in displacement camps east and north of Mosul.
Samaritan’s Purse is a preferred partner with World Food Programme (WFP) working in six IDP camps. An agreement is in place to serve 30,000 families for a minimum of 3 months in 6 assigned camps and also provide ready-to-eat food to people returning to villages recently cleared by coalition forces.
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