BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 12, 2007.
On September 17, USAID/OFDA airlifted an additional 120 rolls of plastic sheeting and 12,000 ten-liter water containers to Puerto Cabezas, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) of Nicaragua. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Nicaraguan Red Cross (NRC) distributed the materials in hurricane-affected communities, where the plastic sheeting was used for temporary roof repairs for health clinics and schools. The USAID/OFDA emergency relief supplies are valued at $94,190, including transport.
The U.S Department of Defense (DOD), in collaboration with USAID/OFDA, assisted in the delivery of approximately 25 metric tons (MT) of U.N. World Food Program emergency food commodities to communities around the Sandy Bay area of RAAN on September 16. The emergency food commodities will sustain the affected communities for 30 days.
On September 14, the U.N. launched a $39.2 million flash appeal for Nicaragua in response to Hurricane Felix. The appeal calls for $22.8 million for the relief phase to assist approximately 162,000 people and an additional $16.4 million as the estimated initial requirement for early recovery over the next six months.
|NUMBERS AT A GLANCE||SOURCE|
|El Salvador||560 families affected||Government of El Salvador - September 4, 2007|
|Honduras||124 houses damaged or destroyed||PAHO - September 6, 2007|
|Nicaragua||102 dead, 73 missing, 188,726 affected, 19,202 houses damaged or destroyed||SINAPRED1 - September 17, 2007|
|Dominica||2 dead, 30 injured, 1500 houses damaged||PAHO - August 21, 2007 CDERA2 - August 21, 2007|
|Dominican Republic||1 dead, 300 houses destroyed or partially destroyed||PAHO - August 21, 2007|
|Haiti||9 dead, 4,151 families affected||OCHA3 - August 24, 2007 IFRC4 - August 26, 2007|
|Jamaica||4 dead, 3,207 houses damaged||ODPEM5- 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|
*Numbers may increase in countries affected by Hurricane Felix.
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Belize - $161,954
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Dominica - $85,648
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Honduras - $25,000
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Jamaica - $572,244
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Mexico - $249,957
USAID/OFDA Assistance to Nicaragua - $1,264,486
USAID/OFDA Assistance to St. Lucia - $40,432
Total USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean for Hurricanes - $2,399,721
Total DOD Humanitarian Assistance to Nicaragua for Hurricane Felix - $1,500,000
Total USG Humanitarian Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean for Hurricanes - $3,899,721
As of September 17, SINAPRED reported that Hurricane Felix destroyed approximately 10,145 houses and blew away the roofs of more than 9,000 others, as well as damaged approximately 179 public buildings in RAAN and Jinotega and Nueva Segovia departments. Hurricane Felix also damaged fruit orchards and affected approximately 95,000 hectares of corn, rice, and other crops.
On September 18, the Government of Nicaragua (GON) concluded the emergency response in RAAN. The RAAN regional government will begin planning the rehabilitation process in hurricane-affected communities.
USAID/OFDA has provided $375,000 through USAID/Nicaragua to implementing partners, including NRC, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), CARE, Misión Para Cristo, and Iglesia Morava to support relief efforts. USAID/OFDA also provided partial funding to DOD for the second phase of the airlift of emergency relief supplies to hurricane-affected areas from Puerto Cabezas.