Each week, the World Health Organization
Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical
health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises.
Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from
field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices
and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned
with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness
of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition
and recovery. This note, which is not exhaustive, is designed for internal
use and does not reflect any official position of the WHO Secretariat.
TROPICAL STORM OLGA
Assessments and Events
- Tropical storm Olga has caused major
floods and landslides in the Caribbean, killing more than 14 people, including
11 in the Dominican Republic.
- There are fears that downpours could
cause flash floods and mudslides in the south-east Bahamas, eastern Cuba
and Jamaica as well as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
- WHO is monitoring the situation and
keeping on stand-by to provide any assistance requested.