Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross was admitted to the IFRC in 1993. In 2015, it counted 142 active volunteers (up from 65 in 2012).
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“Irma destroyed my boat, my home and my restaurant, all at the same time,” said 45 years old Arthur Walter, one of 32 fishermen on the island of Barbuda who have received cash assistance from the Red Cross for restoring their fishing boats.
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.
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.
More than 10 countries and territories were directly affected as hurricanes Irma and María ravaged the Caribbean and later the coastal states in the U.S.
On Wednesday, the first aircraft carrying 21 tons of humanitarian aid sent by the IFRC arrived in Antigua to support families affected by Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma has caused devastation across many parts of the Caribbean. The IFRC has released funds from its Disaster Response Emergency Fund to support the initial assessments and operations.
- President: Mr Michael JOSEPH
- Vice-President: Mr John JARVIS
- Director General: Mr Elvis MURRAY-WATKINS
- Honorary Treasurer: Mr Tracelyn JOHN-SPENC
- Board Member: Mrs Sherilyn ANTHONY
- Medical Officer: Dr Jose HUMPHREYS
- Legal Advisor: Mr Roland MOORE
- Board Secretary: Ms Viveca SHADRACH
- Secretary to the President: Ms Kimbalie CONSTANT
- Acting Chairperson – Barbuda Branch: Ms Daphne DESOUZA