Five months after a category 5 hurricane Irma passed by Barbuda, destroying or damaging 90 per cent of the island’s infrastructure, people are still waiting to return to their homes.
Red Cross volunteers and staff are on high alert as Tropical Storm Gita barrels towards Fiji, having already caused floods in Samoa and destruction in Tonga.
Nearly five months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria lashed the island nations of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Cuba, long and at times uneven recovery efforts are underway to rebuild damaged infrastructure and resume basic services.
Nairobi/Geneva, 16 January 2018—Mauritius and La Réunion are on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Berguitta moves towards southern Indian Ocean this week. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landf …
Hurricane Maria left millions of people without electricity, resulting in limited connectivity throughout Puerto Rico.
Mozambique lies along the eastern side of southern Africa. Like its neighbours, the country experiences a complex mix of social trends and natural disasters that contribute to high levels of vulnerability that negatively impact its development.
Two months after the passage of Hurricane Irma, which mostly hit the northern part of Haiti, many families still face challenges in meeting their critical daily needs.
Three weeks ago, on the evening of 18 September, hurricane Maria descended on the island of Dominica and destroyed everything in its path.
Death, destruction and displacements due to cyclones are not uncommon in the Indian Ocean countries. What is worrying, of late, is the growing intensity. When cyclone Enawo hit Madagascar in March 2017, Mr Getachew Taa, Head of the Country Cluster Supp …
As families return home to the island of Barbuda, there are fears that a lack of infrastructure will lead to health issues in the future.