Update on the Caribbean

Update on the Caribbean


Tom Vencuss

9/15/2017

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin/St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos are the islands most affected by hurricane Irma. Critical needs for 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, as the effects are less than originally anticipated. Cuba withstood damage to 13 of its 15 provinces, reporting 10 deaths and damage to agriculture, water supply, and telecommunications. Humanitarian partners continue to work and coordinate with regional organizations and local governments throughout the affected countries as assessments continue to reveal the range and depth of the needs caused by Irma.
UMCOR International Disaster Response is currently in communication with our partners in the Caribbean and awaiting assessment analysis from them to provide effective relief to those affected by hurricane Irma. 

To support UMCOR’s work in responding to the effects of Hurricane Irma outside of the United States, please give to the International Disaster Response Advance, #982450.