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13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 13 de diciembre de 2017 - Tres meses después de que dos huracanes de categoría 5, Irma y María, barrieran el Caribe causando víctimas mortales y daños generalizados, miles de niños y niñas siguen necesitando ayuda en toda la región.

10 Dec 2017 description

Goals

The aim of this rapid Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs assessment is to understand the needs of communities affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica, identify existing services and resources, and generate recommendations to inform the design of International Medical Corps programs.

Background

Country profile

02 Dec 2017 description
report United Nations

Highlights

• Sixty-seven out of the 90 early childhood development centres, primary and secondary schools have been reopened (74 per cent of the total school facilities) with support from the United Nation Children´s Fund (UNICEF) and other Education sector partners, benefiting 7,833 students (65 per cent of the total attendance prior to Hurricane Maria).

01 Dec 2017 description

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

The following are the findings from collective centers assessed during the second round of DTM assessments conducted from 20 -27 November 2017.

  • 30 collective centers assessed by IOM house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dominica (other shelters have been identified by the ministry of social services and will be included in the next round of DTM assessments)

  • These 30 centres house 120 households (459 individuals) 44% of the displaced population reside in schools.

01 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma- and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

171
# children in temporary shelters in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica

Highlights

23 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 estimated # of children in need of immediate assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of immediate assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

56% children remain out of school in Dominica.

Highlights

21 Nov 2017 description

CONFERENCE SUPPORTING DOCUMENT

SITUATION OVERVIEW

18 Nov 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 9-15 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 1 December 2017.

Highlights

• The Government confirmed that the death count for Hurricane Maria is 31 with 37 people missing.

• Thirty-one of the 49 health facilities are functional, with 12 offering services from an alternate site or with partial services, and six remain non-functional.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

• USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

• USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

39,000
# affected children in need of assistance in Irma and Maria-affected countries

19,800
# affected children in Dominica

740
# people in temporary shelters in Dominica

Highlights

10 Nov 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 2-8 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 9 November 2017..

Highlights

07 Nov 2017 description

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

The following are the findings from collective centers assessed during the second round of DTM assessments conducted from 24 October -2 November 2017.

  • 45 collective centers house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dominica. These 45 centres house 239 households (742 individuals).

  • 36% of the displaced population reside in schools.

  • A reported 60% of the IDPs residing in collective centers present a vulnerability.

03 Nov 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 26 October to 01 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 9 November 2017.

Highlights

03 Nov 2017 description

“I read the papers a lot and I heard very, very little about what happened to this island…But this country has been devastated, and there are still thousands and thousands of people without homes, without clothes, without fresh water, or clean water, without roofs on their houses, those whose homes weren’t destroyed. The schools still aren’t open. There’s still no electricity. And I think a lot of work needs to be done to help them.” – Dr. Melinda Brecknell, a volunteer with International Medical Corps in Dominica

02 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

Tropical Storm Maria formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is the tenth most intense on record. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the north-eastern Caribbean, and is considered to be the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. It also caused catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico.

27 Oct 2017 description

Statement from Your Caribbean Nation (YCN)

Friday, October 27, 2017 — Your Caribbean Nation (YCN) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to assisting the Caribbean through Medical Missions as a result of natural disasters. The medical team is scheduled to arrive in Dominica on October 28th through November 4th to provide much needed healthcare services and medication.

27 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 20 to 25 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 2 November 2017.

Highlights

  • Between 21 and 25 October, the World Food Programme (WFP) dispatched 230 metric tons (MT) of food rations composed of rice, beans, sardines and oil for 14,500 people in 25 settlements and over 35 communities. Food distributions are coordinated with village councils, local distribution committees and constituencies.