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22 Sep 2017 description


  • Hurricane Maria is currently moving through the Caribbean and hit Dominica and Puerto Rico as a category 5 hurricane. WFP currently has a team on the ground in Dominica and is assessing the damage.

  • WFP urgently needs USD12 million to maintain the regional special operation (SO) which is supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance, supply chain and emergency telecommunications augmenting emergency response capacity of governments across the Caribbean.

Situation Update

21 Sep 2017 description


  • USAID Administrator Mark Green announces nearly $54 million in additional FY 2017 funding to support relief operations for Nigerian people in conflict-affected areas

  • Cholera transmission continues in Borno, with health actors recording more than 3,100 suspected and confirmed cases, including 53 related deaths

  • Numerous violent attacks targeting civilians in the Lake Chad Basin result in additional casualties and displacement in September


21 Sep 2017 description

1. Bref résumé

  • L’épidémie a débuté le 14 aout 2017 dans le village de maréna (DS Koukou)

  • La dernière mission d’appui de l’OMS est arrivée le 15/09/2017 à Goz Beida

  • Diagnostics confirmés par le laboratoire : 6 Echantillons ont été testés au laboratoire national et révèle la présence du Vibrio cholerare serotype Ogawa O1

  • Une équipe de coordination est mise sur place avec l’appui des partenaires, OMS, UNICEF, MSF

21 Sep 2017 description

As the first Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrived in Dominica this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pledged Barbados’ commitment to assisting the hurricane-ravaged island in its recovery efforts.

The Prime Minister, who has responsibility for Defence and Security, said that Barbados would continue to send vessels with supplies and personnel to the island for as long as was necessary.

Mr. Stuart extended condolences to the Government and people of Dominica in respect of the loss of life.

21 Sep 2017 description


Maria, the 13th named hurricane 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 St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

21 Sep 2017 description


  • Hurricane Maria, made landfall on Dominica on evening of September 18, 2017 as a category 5 Hurricane. The Princess Margaret Hospital is reported to be severely damaged and flooded. Dialysis service damaged, and the electricity is down. Seven deaths have been reported on the island due to the storm.

  • The hurricane made landfall on Puerto Rico around 6 AM today, bringing catastrophic flash flooding. Before Hurricane Maria made landfall, there were 172 shelters housing 9,981 occupants.

21 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

Starting in early January 2017, floods, landslides and mudslides caused by heavy rainfall in different locations caused damage to several communities in the Jujuy province.

21 Sep 2017 description


  • Although many people have returned to their homes, thousands of people remain evacuated due to the partial or total destruction of their homes as a result of the strong winds of Hurricane Irma.

  • About 500 schools as well as with other public institutions continue to serve as shelters for people affected by the hurricane.

  • Over 200,000 birds in the poultry sector are reported dead, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

21 Sep 2017 description


  • Aunque muchas personas han regresado a sus hogares, miles permanecen evacuadas por la destrucción parcial o total de sus viviendas debido a los fuertes vientos del huracán Irma.

  • Cerca de 500 escuelas junto a otras instituciones públicas se mantienen como refugios para personas damnificadas.

  • Más de 200,000 aves murieron en el sector avícola a consecuencia del paso del huracán Irma, reporta el Ministerio de Agricultura.

21 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 20 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 25 September 2017.


• Hurricane Maria pummeled Dominica on 19 September, with early reports citing widespread damage and destruction.

• Reconnaissance teams have conducted flyovers and more assessment teams are expected to arrive on 21 September.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Hurricane Maria, a category 3 storm, is passing over Puerto Rico. Winds as high as 115 mph have uprooted trees and heavy rain is causing major flooding throughout the island’s interior.

The storm is expected to leave widespread structural damage in its wake, and the entire island was reportedly without power on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss of power presents a range of health risks. Patients on dialysis and other forms of life support are at grave risk if their medical equipment powers down.

20 Sep 2017 description


Un sismo de 7.1 en la escala Richter de magnitud impactó cerca de la Ciudad de México el 19 de septiembre, ocasionando daños y pérdidas de vidas en los estados de la Ciudad de México,
Morelos y Puebla.

Los Protocolos de la Protección Civil Nacional y el Comite Nacional de Emergencias se han activado. Las actividades de Búsqueda y Rescate Urbano aún se mantienen.




20 Sep 2017 description


A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on 19 September, causing damage and loss of life throughout Mexico City and the state of Morelos and Puebla.

National Civil Protection Protocols and the National Emergencies Committee have been activated. Urban search and rescue activities are still underway.




20 Sep 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Technology has the potential to transform the way organizations like ours tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

With 65 million people forced from their homes in search of safety and a better life for their families, humanitarian and development organizations like Mercy Corps are stretched to our limits. At the same time this record number of people is on the move, technology advancements are breaking down geographic barriers and creating an inter-connectedness the likes of which the world has never seen before.

20 Sep 2017 description

Statement from Acting Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Lenard Montoute

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — The Cabinet of Ministers met Tuesday morning to discuss the preliminary situation in Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria on Monday September 19th and Saint Lucia’s immediate response to provide relief.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Honourable Lenard Montoute explained that plans were already underway to make Saint Lucia an operational base for the relief effort to Dominica.