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13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Hurricane Irma has put the wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. Having caused large scale damage in parts of the Eastern Caribbean, the storm passed by the Dominican Republic and Haiti before slowly moving along the coast of Cuba for over 48 hours, fluctuating between a category 4 and 5 hurricane. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges it has caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centres and basic infrastructure across the region.

13 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma struck the country from the morning of September 8 to Sunday afternoon with strong winds, rains and coastal flooding. More than two million people were evacuated in evacuation centers and in family houses. The loss of ten human lives has been reported in the territories of Havana, Matanzas, Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila. Thirteen of the 15 provinces were directly affected by the hurricane. Flooding is still being reported in coastal cities and northern communities today, including Havana, where water penetrated 500 meters beyond the line of its well-known Malecon.

13 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• Irma has dissipated over the south-eastern United States on 12 September and is no longer a threat to islands in the Caribbean.

• Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin/St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos are the most affected islands. Critical needs in supplies and support are being addressed around the clock.

• In the Dominican Republic and Haiti, local authorities are managing response and restoration to normal activities in the affected areas with local resources.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1. The event

Hurricane Irma a destructive category 5 impacted the Territory on September 6, 2017 with winds of 185mph causing widespread damage to the road infrastructure, housing stock, ports, telecommunications, electrical infrastructure and critical facilities. The Morning Briefing for Hurricane Irma was held with key government and private sector officials on September 4 and the NEOC was then activated following the aforementioned briefing.

13 Sep 2017 description

Facts and figures on the UK government's relief work in the Caribbean and the British Overseas Territories in response to Hurricane Irma.

Military

Naval

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FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire a été célébrée dans un contexte marqué par une grande instabilité. La situation sécuritaire qui était déjà alarmante s’est davantage détériorée.

  • De janvier à juillet 2017, 215 incidents violents ont affecté les acteurs et opérations humanitaires.
    Ces incidents ont eu un impact sur l’accès humanitaire.

13 Sep 2017 description

Latin American countries are exposed to natural disasters that can lead to catastrophic situations; earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, torrential rains and floods are just a few examples of the type of hazards that caused unmeasurable damages to the region.

13 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is distributing biweekly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, almost 60,000 people (11,815 households) have received rice.

  • WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.

  • WFP needs at least USD 14.8 million to scale up assistance to those seeking shelter in the camps for the next four months.

In Numbers

  • 370,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh

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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

11 September 2017

At 4:00 PM the Typhoon, with International Name TALIM located East of Northern Luzon has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "LANNIE". It has the maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph. "LANNIE" has no direct effect to the country.

13 Sep 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

11 September 2017

At 4:00 PM the Typhoon, with International Name TALIM located East of Northern Luzon has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "LANNIE". It has the maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph. "LANNIE" has no direct effect to the country.

13 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 11 de septiembre a las 12.00 al 12 de septiembre (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 13 de septiembre de 2017.

Resumen

  • El huracán Irma castigó duramente a las tres regiones de Cuba. Los mayores daños se reportan en las provincias del centro y occidente.

13 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator. It covers the period from 14:00 hrs. on September 011th to 12:00 hrs. on September 12 th .The next report will be issued on or around 13/09.

Highlights

  • Hurricane Irma severely impacted the three regions of Cuba. The greatest damage is reported in the central and western provinces.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID DART staff arrive on the island of St. Martin, continue to coordinate USG hurricane response efforts in Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas

  • Extensive damages prevent resumption of public services on the island of Barbuda

  • CDEMA, humanitarian agencies deploy staff to conduct damage and needs assessments in acutely affected Caribbean islands

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Situation Overview

• Between 27 April 2017 and 8 September 2017, 635,752 suspected cholera cases and 2,062 associated deaths have been reported across the country.

• In total, 22 out of 23 (96%) governorates and 300 out of 333 districts (90%) are affected by the outbreak.

12 Sep 2017 description

UK continues to urgently deliver vital aid to the victims of Hurricane Irma

Shelter kits provided by UK aid are being distributed in Anguilla to help those left homeless by Hurricane Irma.

The kits, transported by Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay, are being delivered to people in need by the Anguillan Red Cross.

Crews from RFA Mounts Bay are also today delivering UK aid including shelter, food and water to those affected on Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.