Dominican Republic: Emergency response to the Hurricane Irma – No.RRF 12/2017

On September 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, touched land in the Dominican Republic during the night of Wednesday September 7, 2017 affecting the region of East, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest in the Dominican Republic, causing unusual tides and strong waves of up to 20 feet. In the Dominican Republic, there are 24,000 displaced people, with half of them in shelters, 12, 829 persons are displaced at relative’s homes, 15 communities remain isolated. Food security assessments are underway and protection measures for vulnerable people in affected communities are being taken. Livelihoods in affected communities are anticipated to be an area of need when recovery efforts begin. The Emergency Operations Center continue to keep 18 to 24 provinces on red alert, due to the possibility of landslides and floods. No fatality was reported.

SSID an ACT Alliance local Member is going to provide humanitarian relief  for 200 Households from 10 communities with assistance in Food Security, hygiene kits, and Non food Items.

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