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Situation Report # 4 of IOMs response to the Hurricane season in the Caribbean 2017

 The 2017 Hurricane Maria Flash Appeal for Dominica was launched on 30 September, appealing for USD 31.1 million to reach 65,000 people affected by the hurricane in Dominica. As part of the appeal and coordinating agency for shelter and CCCM, IOM is appealing for USD 2.2 million to respond to emergency needs in the first four months.

 In Antigua, 250 Shelterbox (tents and shelter materials) have been brought into the country from Haiti by IOM. The cargo is being cleared by the NODS and the aim is to send the items to Barbuda by 3 October.

 Between 27—28 September, DTM assessments were conducted in 14 collective centres in Roseau and the surrounding areas in Dominica. 

 With support from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD), IOM airlifted 1,000 tarpaulins and 1,000 ropes from its contingency stock in Panama in order to fill critical gaps  identified by ESF 7 for persons not yet reached and for health facilities that need roofs in Sint Maarten.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
International Organization for Migration
Original Publication Date: 
02 Oct 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Antigua and Barbuda
Simland
Dominica
Theme(s): 
Disaster management
Field coordination
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Natural Disasters
Coordination hub(s): 
Antigua Hub - Eastern Caribbean
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017
Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017