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.
Imagine seeing your roof going up and down, and all of a sudden it’s not there. Moses is rebuilding his business after Hurricane Maria.
Trevor Jean Baptiste and his family are among the more than 70,000 people whose lives have been devastated by hurricane Maria, which devastated their home island of Dominica in the Caribbean.
Thousands of lives in the Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles remain at risk due to the region’s increasing vulnerability to natural disasters, including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. This, combined with the fact that global humanitarian funding is dwindling, is further evidence of the need to invest in preparedness and in local humanitarian capacity.
A massive consignment of Red Cross aid arrived in Cuba over the weekend, bringing much needed support to thousands of people who lost their homes and livelihoods to 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.
This emergency appeal seeks a total of 7,056,160 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 25,000 people for 12 months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), shelter (including non-food items), restoring family links (RFL) 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.