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12 Oct 2017 description

An increasing number of organisations have registered to contribute to the humanitarian operations in Dominica. The coordination centre established by the United Nations in Roseau has registered nearly 200 people from 79 organisations, including NGOs, UN agencies, international organizations, donors and militaries. According to the latest UN situation report, there is a high demand for the delivery of potable water to communities, health care facilities, collective centres and schools. The international community has reported almost 900 aid dispatches.

26 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma hit Cuba for more than 72 hours and affected about 90% of the national territory. It has a severe impact in the health sector, even though, the services remained active. Almost 1,000 health institutions were significantly affected, which prevented the immediate resumption of vital services, including emergency services. Its early restoration is required to ensure universal access to the health of the Cuban population.

20 Sep 2017 description

A poco más de una semana del impacto del huracán Irma en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba, todavía se contabilizan los severos daños a sectores vitales para la población como la vivienda, la infraestructura electroenergética, abasto de agua, la producción de alimentos, la salud y la educación. Se estima que la recuperación tomará tiempo y recursos aún no contabilizados en su totalidad.

20 Sep 2017 description

Over a week after the impact of Hurricane Irma to 13 of Cuba's 15 provinces, severe damage to vital sectors such as housing, electro-energetic infrastructure, water supply, food production, health and education are still being reported. Recovery is expected to take time and resources are not yet fully estimated. Severe damage to tunnels, pavement, bridges, causeways, airports, and main and secondary roads still obstructs the transportation of people and resources in Guantánamo, Ciego de Avila, Matanzas and La Habana Provinces.

19 Sep 2017 description

In the central areas of the country, where basic services have not yet been restored, water provision with tank trucks has been increased and processed food supply has been set up. Shelter is among the most affected sectors. Central provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Ávila account for about 50,000 damaged houses. Joint work is being carried out in the recovery of damaged health facilities. Collapsed medical offices of affected communities are relocated. The number of affected schools has risen to 2,186.

19 Sep 2017 description

En los territorios del centro del país donde todavía no se han podido restablecer los servicios básicos, se intensifica el suministro de agua mediante carros cisterna y se establecen puntos de venta de alimentos elaborados. La vivienda se encuentra entre los sectores más afectados. Las centrales provincias de Villa Clara y Ciego de Ávila concentran unas 50.000 viviendas dañadas. Se trabaja en la recuperación de las unidades de salud afectadas, y se reubican consultorios médicos con derrumbe total de comunidades afectadas.

19 Sep 2017 description

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

• Support vital assistance and services in critical sectors for the most vulnerable

• Support the immediate restoration of livelihoods and initiate the early recovery of the most vulnerable

19 Sep 2017 description

OBJETIVOS ESTRATÉGICOS

• Apoyar la asistencia y servicios vitales en los sectores críticos para las personas más vulnerables

• Apoyar a la restauración inmediata de los medios de subsistencia e iniciar la recuperación temprana de las personas más vulnerables

17 Sep 2017 description

Una semana después del paso del Huracán Irma, el labor para recuperar la normalidad en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba sigue intenso. Servicios básicos de salud, energía eléctrica, abastecimiento de agua, recuperación de viviendas están en la lista de prioridades. Además de recuperación de escuelas, carreteras y puentes, comunicaciones y TV, sector turístico y de agropecuaria que también fueron intensamente afectados, especialmente en la parte norte de la Isla.

17 Sep 2017 description

One week after the impact of Hurricane Irma, the work to return to the normality in 13 out of 15 provinces from Cuba still intense. Recovery of health services, power supply, potable water distribution and houses are on the priority list. But not only those, as schools, transport network, communication systems, and industries of tourism, agriculture and livestock were also heavily impacted, specially in the northern side of the island. Damage and needs assessments are still on going and numbers have been updated on a daily basis as results have been compiled.

16 Sep 2017 description

Un número significativo de comunidades en la parte este, centro y oeste de la isla han sido gravemente afectadas. La falta de electricidad y el acceso al agua potable son los principales problemas. Actualmente se está suministrando agua a la población a través de camiones cisterna y en algunas zonas se han conectado generadores para facilitar el funcionamiento de los equipos de bombeo y la extracción de agua de los pozos.

16 Sep 2017 description

A significant number of communities in the eastern, central and western parts of the island have been severely affected. Lack of electricity and access to potable water are the major problems. Water is currently being supplied to the population via tanker trucks, and in some areas generators have been connected to facilitate the operation of pumping equipment and the extraction of water from wells. In some communities, food processing centers have been established, which are supplied free of charge at evacuation centers and distributed to the population at subsidized prices.

14 Sep 2017 description

More than 3.1 million people remain without water service. Service has been restored in about half of the supply systems damaged by Hurricane Irma. Restoration of services depends mainly on the electric power system rehabilitation. Preliminary data shows severe damage to the housing sector. The hurricane damaged 95% of homes in Bolivia and Ciego de Avila´s Municipalities. The 13 affected Cuban provinces are concentrating their forces on the recovery of vital services for the population and on the evaluation of the severity of the damage.

13 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma struck the country from the morning of September 8 to Sunday afternoon with strong winds, rains and coastal flooding. More than two million people were evacuated in evacuation centers and in family houses. The loss of ten human lives has been reported in the territories of Havana, Matanzas, Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila. Thirteen of the 15 provinces were directly affected by the hurricane. Flooding is still being reported in coastal cities and northern communities today, including Havana, where water penetrated 500 meters beyond the line of its well-known Malecon.