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Costa Rica: Floods

The objective is to ensure humanitarian assistance during the emergency and recovery phase to at least 24,000 people (6,000 families) impacted by flooding in the affected communities (initially in the regions of Guanacaste, Central and Pacific South), through the provision of health and care, WASH, shelter (including non-food items), RFL, DRR and CTP actions.

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Ethiopia: fighting famine

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society is providing vulnerable communities, especially, children under five and pregnant and lactating mothers, with supplementary food, improved malnutrition screening and referral, support to community health services, improved access to safe water and hygiene promotion, and reinforce family livelihoods and coping mechanisms.

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Cuba: hurricane Irma

Cuba was hit hard by the devastating Hurricane Irma, which battered 13 of the country’s 15 districts from 8-10 September 2017. The Category 5 storm caused strong winds, heavy rains and coastal flooding in the north and centre of the country.
As many as 50,000 families are believed to have been severely or moderately affected by the disaster.
The Cuban National Red Cross and IFRC response will provide support to 25,000 of the most vulnerable people, particularly in water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter and relief items, and restoring family links.

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Dominica: Hurricane Maria

This emergency appeal seeks a total of 1,594,883 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Dominica Red Cross Society (DRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 5,000 people for 12 months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: health and care, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), shelter (including non-food items), restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point in the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments. The complete Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) will be made available shortly.

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