Category 5, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Dominica on 18 September directly affecting 80% of the population. The hurricane, the strongest on record to strike Dominica, destroyed entire crops, disrupted power and water supplies. All the health centres in the island have been affected. Landslides have blocked roadways, making it difficult for aid workers to access affected people in remote corners of the island.
57K PEOPLE AFFECTED
100% CROPS DESTROYED
25% OF DOMINICA’S WORK FORCE DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE
53 (ALL) HEALTH FACILITIES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED
19.7K CHILDREN AFFECTED
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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