Three months after Hurricane Maria struck Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane, the Government and humanitarian actors continue to work together to address the needs of the most affected. Even though the situation is normalising throughout the country, Dominica remains seriously impacted. Over 80 percent of houses still have inadequate roofing, many children have not yet returned to school, 90 per cent of the population still does not have electricity, and a sizeable portion of the population is highly vulnerable due to the loss of their main source of livelihoods.
Humanitarian actors are transitioning from relief to recovery-oriented activities and coordination mechanisms are reflecting this shift. A growing number of ministries and partners take part in sector coordination mechanisms, which is conducive to more comprehensive and complementary action plans. The Ministry of Planning has taken over multi-sector coordination from the Emergency Operations Centre.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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