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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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15 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 8 to 11 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 14 October 2017.

Highlights

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoCD, WFP, and relief actors distribute 150 MT of food assistance as of October 10

  • USAID transitions to early recovery activities as humanitarian conditions improve

  • Water and electric network repairs continue to progress, facilitating the reopening of markets in urban areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 06 September to 13 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October 2017.

Highlights

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.

12 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DOMINICA- 8 October 2017 - The Kalinago community in Dominica which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September came out in force on Sunday to welcome the UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres to a major distribution of much needed supplies aimed at helping alleviate the devastating effects of the Category 5 hurricane.

12 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 8 to 11 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 14 October 2017.

Highlights

  • The Government has announced plans to re-open 29 schools on 16 October. Of these, 18 are being used as collective centres where some 778 people are currently residing. A plan to prepare the schools and assist the people residing in them is under preparation.

11 Oct 2017 description

In the crucial days following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission joined forces with the Embassy of Venezuela and the Government of Saint Lucia to provide a steady stream of relief supplies to affected OECS member states.

11 Oct 2017 description

Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday 18 September 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on 18 September as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 250 kilometers per hour. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on 19 September and the Virgin Islands on 19 -20 September 2017.

10 Oct 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 5,513,789 Swiss francs (increased from1,600,000 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Dominica Red Cross Society (DRCS) in delivering assistance and support to some 15,000 people (increased from 5,000 people) for 12 months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), shelter (including household items), restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.

09 Oct 2017 description

Washington, DC, 6 de octubre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) – La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está enfocando su apoyo a las islas afectadas por los huracanes Irma y María en la entrega rápida de expertos e insumos, en particular para las islas de Anguila, Antigua, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Dominica, y Turcos y Caicos, según el Departamento de Emergencias en Salud.

08 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

08 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 4 to 7 October, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 12 October 2017.

Highlights

  • Blanket food distribution is ongoing and still required across the country.

  • Distribution and installation of emergency roofing supplies such as tarpaulins is needed.

07 Oct 2017 description

Washington, Oct. 6, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization is focusing on quick delivery of expertise and supplies to islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with a focus on Anguilla, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Turks and Caicos Islands, according to the Organization’s Department of Health Emergencies.

07 Oct 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 September to 06 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 13 October 2017.

Highlights

• Tropical Storm Nate formed on 5 October, travelling north along the Caribbean coastline of Central America towards the US Gulf Coast causing flooding and evacuations and affecting hundreds of homes.

06 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Two Category 5 hurricanes - Irma and Maria - caused extensive damage and humanitarian consequences across the Caribbean, putting the lives of thousands of children in danger. While countries affected by Irma are gradually entering the early recovery phase, those affected by Maria remain focused on humanitarian support. 100% of children in Dominica require humanitarian assistance. UNICEF scaled its response in line with its L2 emergency response declaration for 21 Sept - 31 Dec 2017.

06 Oct 2017 description

Rouseau, Dominica, Oct. 5, 2017 (PAHO)– Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne traveled to Dominica yesterday to review the health situation on the island after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria, and commended health care workers for their service “even when they themselves have suffered losses.”

PAHO’s responsibility is “to prepare countries to face emergencies, but in the immediate aftermath of a disaster is it to help with the response, the recovery and the rehabilitation,” Etienne said in a briefing with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

05 Oct 2017 description

Emergency Relief Report Update

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — The OECS Commission continues to mobilise emergency relief to OECS Member States impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The following note summarises operations to October 05, 2017

NB: The National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela have now concluded their successful cargo drop missions into Dominica and an update on their activities will be provided later today 05, October 2017.

05 Oct 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.