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06 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

**Nicola Allen is a woman with sparkling eyes and an energetic smile, but her face turns somber when she thinks back on September 6 of last year, the day Irma, a category five hurricane, wrecked her country. Her house flooded, she lost all her belongings including her furniture and she ‘was very, very scared’ for her five-month-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

23 Aug 2018 description
report World Bank

PHILIPSBURG, August 23, 2018 – Two new projects for a total of US$ 47.5 million in grants from the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund financed by the Government of the Netherlands have been launched. The first project provides training and stipends to unemployed and underemployed residents in the wake of hurricane Irma and the second will help bring the Sint Maarten Medical Center, including a new hospital building, to standards that can withstand extreme weather events.

12 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

PHILIPSBURG, July 12, 2018 — Sint Maarten Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and World Bank Country Director, Tahseen Sayed, signed yesterday the first grant of the Sint Maarten Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience Trust Fund funded by the Government of the Netherlands.

19 Jun 2018 description

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was particularly active and severe, well above average, with seventeen named storms, ten hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. This compares to the long-term averages of twelve named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

30 May 2018 description
report World Bank

With the hurricane season looming, we met with Sint Maarten’s Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin to hear her views on how resilience has become the key priority for her island and for the region.

16 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

The Netherlands and World Bank sign US$580 million agreement for Sint Maarten’s Recovery and Resilience Post Irma

29 Nov 2017 description

Bringing Aid To Sint Maarten

K1 Britannia Foundation has continued to play a key role in the disaster relief efforts following both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Both hurricanes devastated much of the Caribbean and left many homeless and unemployed. Although the emergency relief phase in St Maarten is now over, K1 continues to provide water, food and materials to care-based institutions and vulnerable persons on the island.

26 Oct 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5-September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

10 Oct 2017 description
report Cordaid

Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean last September. The Dutch island of Saint Martin was one of the hardest hit areas and quickly after the disaster, Cordaid started a fundraising campaign in The Netherlands for disaster relief.

09 Oct 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5-September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

06 Oct 2017 description

As part of a coordinated European response, the Dutch vessel, Karel Doorman, delivered vital supplies to Sint Maarten, one of the worst-hit islands in the Caribbean. The consignment is the single largest shipment of relief goods post-hurricane Irma. The ship transported relief including basic kits for survival, clean water and food, construction material and fuel, as well as additional logistical support to reach isolated communities.

02 Oct 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5-September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

24 Sep 2017 description
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Background

During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

20 Sep 2017 description

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands met on Monday with representatives from the Caribbean islands affected by hurricane Irma, as well as the UN institutions, to discuss the devastation the storm has caused. The parties decided to work together to do everything possible to provide the people on the islands with emergency aid and assist with reconstruction.

17 Sep 2017 description

In an effort to coordinate relief for Guyanese nationals affected by Hurricane Irma a Guyana Needs Assessment Team today met with the Guyanese community in St Maarten. The group will travel to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands tomorrow to execute a similar mission.

The Team was warmly received by the Guyanese community despite the difficult circumstances.

16 Sep 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

BACKGROUND:

During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction in multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. According to assessments, the most urgent needs for islanders are food, water, and shelter.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

16 Sep 2017 description

Following the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism by the Netherlands, requesting support for the evacuation of EU citizens from Sint Maarten, a corresponding plane has left the Netherlands on 15 September. After landing on Sint Maarten, it is expected to transport evacuees to the island of Aruba. DG ECHO Humanitarian experts continue to assess impacts, damages and needs by joining local and international teams in many of the affected areas.

15 Sep 2017 description

Population and household estimates based on percent population exposed to peak wind gusts greater than 104 mph (> Widespread Damage) as identifed by TAOS. Building damage estimates based on Copernicus data.

15 Sep 2017 description

Data: Settlement vectors digitized by Copernicus from Pleiadus Imagery (Feb. 2017), base imagery from IGN France (Jan. 2017).