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Latin America and the Caribbean - Hurricane Season 2007 Fact Sheet #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

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Situation Report
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U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: This is the final Hurricane Season 2007 fact sheet. The last fact sheet for Hurricane Season 2007 was dated September 21, 2007.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

In Nicaragua, USAID/OFDA provided $300,000 on September 27, 2007 through USAID/Nicaragua to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) for livelihoods and capacity building in areas affected by Hurricane Felix. Also in FY 2007, USAID/OFDA provided an additional $45,000 for emergency preparedness supplies in Nicaragua.

In the Dominican Republic, USAID/OFDA has provided an additional $387,970 since November 8, 2007 to various organizations, including local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), for mosquito nets, other humanitarian commodities, and relief activities benefiting populations affected by Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic.

In response to Tropical Storm Noel, USAID/OFDA provided nearly $550,000 in additional funding to affected populations in Haiti since November 8, 2007. With $100,000 from USAID/OFDA, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is providing emergency relief supplies to populations in affected areas. Save the Children/United States (SC/US) is implementing protection programs for 800 internally displaced persons in Port- Au-Prince, with approximately $45,000 from USAID/OFDA. With a grant of more than $105,000, World Vision provided safe drinking water, rehabilitated water points, and distributed hygiene and kitchen sets, serving a total of 12,000 beneficiaries. USAID/OFDA provided nearly $150,000 to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for agricultural tools, seeds, and plants, benefiting 400 people in affected areas. In addition, with a grant of $150,000, the World Concern Development Organization provided 1,950 beneficiaries with agricultural and livelihoods inputs and training.

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE SOURCE
TROPICAL STORM NOEL
Dominican Republic 87 dead, 42 missing, 79,730 people displaced,
3,185 houses destroyed, 9,288 houses damaged
GODR(1) - November 7, 2007

OCHA(2) - November 16, 2007
Haiti 103 dead, 20 missing, 25,397 families affected,
3,132 houses destroyed, 14,015 houses damaged

GOH(3) - November 3, 2007
HURRICANE FELIX
El Salvador 560 families affected Government of El Salvador - September 4, 2007
Honduras 124 houses damaged or destroyed
32,216 people evacuated
PAHO - September 6, 2007
IFRC(4) - October 30, 2007
Nicaragua 102 dead, 73 missing, 188,726 affected,
19,202 houses damaged or destroyed
SINAPRED(5) - September 17, 2007
HURRICANE DEAN
Dominica 2 dead, 30 injured, 1500 houses damaged PAHO - August 21, 2007
CDERA(6) - August 21, 2007
Dominican Republic 1 dead, 300 houses destroyed or partially destroyed PAHO - August 21, 2007
Haiti 9 dead, 4,151 families affected OCHA - August 24, 2007
IFRC - August 26, 2007
Jamaica 4 dead, 3,207 houses damaged ODPEM(7) - August 24, 2007
Martinique 1 dead OCHA - August 24, 2007
Mexico 9 dead, 140,000 affected, 52,000 houses damaged Mexican Red Cross - August 26, 2007
Saint Lucia 1 dead OCHA - August 24, 2007


FY 2007 AND FY 2008 Humanitarian Funding for 2007 Hurricane Season

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Belize: $161,954

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Dominica: $82,188

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Dominican Republic: $1,538,498

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Haiti $648,723

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Honduras: $30,700

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Jamaica: $572,244

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Mexico: $249,957

USAID/OFDA Assistance to Nicaragua: $1,612,422

USAID/OFDA Assistance to St. Lucia: $40,432

Total USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean for Hurricanes: $4,937,118

Total DOD Humanitarian Assistance(8): $3,310,061

Total USG Humanitarian Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean for Hurricanes: $8,247,179

CURRENT SITUATION

In 2007, USAID/OFDA responded to Hurricane Dean, Hurricane Felix, and Tropical Storm Noel, providing a total of more than $4.6 million to affected populations in Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, and St. Lucia.

Working with USAID/OFDA, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) delivered food commodities and emergency relief supplies to affected populations, providing more than $3.3 million in assistance to individuals affected by the 2007 hurricane season.

Notes:

(1) Government of the Dominican Republic (GODR)

(2) U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

(3) Government of Haiti (GOH)

(4) International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

(5) National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Assistance (SINAPRED)

(6) Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)

(7) The Government of Jamaica's Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)xxxnewparaxxx

(8) Reimbursement from USAID/OFDA to DOD for transportation of humanitarian commodities in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic is pending.