Dominica

Dominica: Hurricane Maria Snapshot (as of 26 Sep 2017)

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OVERVIEW

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.

KEY FIGURES

  • 57K PEOPLE AFFECTED

  • 15 DEATHS

  • 100% CROPS DESTROYED

  • 25% OF DOMINICA’S WORK FORCE DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE

  • 53 (ALL) HEALTH FACILITIES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED

  • 19.7K CHILDREN AFFECTED

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