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23 Oct 2017 description

The Caribbean region has suffered through some of the most devastating months in its history, with Hurricanes Irma and Maria successively causing widespread desolation across a number of exposed island nations and territories

23 Oct 2017 description

Roseau, Dominique - Suite à l'ouragan de catégorie 5 qui a dévasté la République dominicaine dans l'archipel des Caraïbes le 18 septembre dernier, une évaluation des besoins post-catastrophe (PDNA) à l'échelle de l'ONU débute aujourd'hui, sous la direction d'une équipe du PNUD et de la Banque mondiale sur place.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Un barco cubano con 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria, dos brigadas de linieros, trabajadores forestales y un grupo de jóvenes diplomáticos arribó este viernes a Dominica, que busca recuperarse de los destrozos causados por el huracán María

ROSEAU.–Un barco cubano con 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria, dos brigadas de linieros, trabajadores forestales y un grupo de jóvenes diplomáticos arribó este viernes a Dominica, que busca recuperarse de los destrozos causados por el huracán María el 18 de septiembre pasado.

20 Oct 2017 description

As Hurricane Maria bore down on Dominica on the night of September 18, Cecil Shillingford, a USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) disaster risk management specialist and life-long Dominican resident, took shelter from the 160-mile-per-hour winds in his home outside the capital city of Roseau.

20 Oct 2017 description

One month after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the Government and humanitarian actors have reached 100 per cent of communities with some type of emergency assistance. Aerial assessments estimate that more than 16,000 homes, approximately 62 per cent, are heavily damaged or destroyed. Livelihoods and housing recovery will require substantial investment and time. Continued assistance will be required in the coming months to ensure people have food, water and shelter, and access to adequate social services such as health care and education.

20 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 15 to 19 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 October 2017.

Highlights

  • Due to heavy rains on 16-17 October, the Government postponed the first phase of school reopening originally scheduled for 16 October. Eleven secondary schools opened on 18 October and 20 primary schools are scheduled to open on 23 October.

20 Oct 2017 description

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

The following are the findings from collective centers assessed during the first round of DTM assessments conducted from 11-15 October 2017.

63 collective centers house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dominica

These 63 centres house 361 households (1,862 individuals) 53% of the displaced population reside in schools.

A reported 32% of the IDPs residing in collective centers present a vulnerability.

19 Oct 2017 description

The Commonwealth of Dominica is a sovereign island country, part of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island lies - southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its area is 750km2, and the highest point is Morne Diablotins. The island’s vegetation is dense, a consequence of its elevation and very high rainfall, which varies from about 1800mm per year on the western coast to over 7,500mm in the mountainous interior. Dominica is a lower middle-income country and the poorest of the southeastern Caribbean islands.

19 Oct 2017 description

Roseau, Dominica, 18 October 2017 – Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP and World Bank team on the ground.

Critical infrastructure—including electrical lines, houses, and public buildings such as government offices, schools and hospitals—key to the economy and people’s livelihoods, were significantly damaged.

18 Oct 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates potentially damaged structures and buildings and related density in Dominica summarized by Parishes as detected by Pléiades and WorldView-2/3 satellite imagery after landfall of the Tropical Cyclone Maria-17 on 19 September 2017. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis combined with Copernicus analysis identified about 28,000 potentially damaged structures across the Dominica within the cloud free areas. Taking into account the pre-building footprints provided by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, this represents about 76 % of the total number of structures/buildings.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Following a rapid site verification from 4–6 October that identified 108 occupied collective centres housing 2,911 individuals, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in Dominica rolled out rapid site assessments targeting all these centres from 11–17 October.
    Nineteen collective sites in schools scheduled to reopen by 16 October were targeted as priority locations in order to support the provision of assistance and deliver return or relocation support from these locations.

17 Oct 2017 description

A medical ship that's been operating in the Pacific region is heading to the Caribbean to help in the hurricane relief effort.

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