Antigua and Barbuda

Ground Truth Solutions Survey of People Affected by Hurricane Irma Antigua and Barbuda - Round One, 29 November 2017

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Introduction

This report analyses data collected from interviews conducted with 249 Barbudans currently displaced in Antigua and some who have recently returned to Barbuda following Hurricane Irma. As part of the H2H Network's DFID-funded mission in the Caribbean, Ground Truth Solutions is providing a regular flow of feedback on community perceptions of the effectiveness of the response and their evolving needs. The surveys offer decision-makers insight into community concerns as the basis for making course corrections in the recovery programme and managing people's expectations.

Highlights

  • Most affected people do not consider that their lives are improving in the aftermath of the hurricane — at least, not yet (Q14);

  • Less than half of respondents believe their most important needs are met (Q4);

  • Only a third of respondents say aid goes to those who need it most (011);

  • Most people who receive cash support are positive about its impact on their lives (Q9);

  • Only half of people receiving household items reckon they contribute to improvements in their well-being (Q5);

  • Respondents who feel that aid providers engage with communities are more likely to think that aid is provided to those who need it most and that life is improving.