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Hurricane Irma: Regional Response Plan for the Caribbean Region (September to December 2017)

SUMMARY This three-month Regional Response Plan covers the urgent needs of the most vulnerable populations affected by the impact of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean region in early September 2017. It has been developed with the support of national and regional disaster management entities, in particular the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and is based on preliminary indications from multiple assessments carried out so far under CDEMA’s coordination leadership. The plan requires a total of US$ 15.1 million to address the most urgent needs of up to an estimated 265,000 affected people until December 2017. The Plan will support the regional effort to respond to the most urgent needs such as reestablishing health and education services, ensuring access to safe water and sanitation, outbreak prevention and control, providing shelter and coordination services. In addition, some US$ 11.9 million are required for complex logistics and communications support. The Plan focuses on the most impacted nations, territories and states of the Caribbean. However, while Haiti did not receive the full brunt of the hurricane, additional humanitarian needs have been identified which will need to be covered through the current Humanitarian Response Plan for Haiti, for which funding is still needed. For Cuba a specific Action Plan is being developed given the devastation wrought there.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 Sep 2017
Document type: 
Other Response Plans (FLASH)
Antigua and Barbuda
Virgin Islands, British
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Dominican Republic
Turks and Caicos Islands
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Field coordination
Coordination hub(s): 
Antigua Hub - Eastern Caribbean
Barbados Hub - Central Caribbean
Jamaica Hub - North-Western Caribbean
Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017