EM19-70 Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, the second strongest Atlantic storm on record and the strongest to ever strike The Bahamas, made landfall as a category 5 storm on the northern Bahamian island of Abaco midday on September 1 and on Grand Bahama Island September 2 2019 with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts of up to 220 mph. The storms slow movement caused widespread devastation on these two islands. The death toll as of November 29, 2019 is 70, though over 200 are still reported missing1. The UN estimated some 70,000 people in immediate need of food, water and shelter in the immediate aftermath.

ADRA International with its network of locally constituted and administered non-governmental organizations intervened on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama and New Providence to provide immediate assistance to maintain life, improve heath and support the morale of the affected people of the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, by mobilizing resources for a feeding program, providing hygiene kits, water, mattresses, and school learning supplies and furniture to the over 70,000 affected individuals.

ADRA-UK contributed from its emergency fund to participate in the response.

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