This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 26.2 million Swiss francs (increased from 17.3 million) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support The Bahamas Red Cross Society (BRCS) to deliver assistance to and support recovery of 2,500 families (10,000 people1)
On 1 September 2019, Hurricane Dorian hit the Northern Bahamas with winds of up to 298 km/h reaching Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The storm battered Abaco Island and Grand Bahama for almost two days in what has been described as a stationary hurricane.
The overall goal of the operation is to provide immediate life-saving and longer-term support for recovery to 2,500 households (10,000 people) affected by Hurricane Dorian focusing on Shelter (including distribution of household items); Health; WASH; Livelihoods and basic needs; Protection Gender and Inclusion, Disaster Risk Reduction, National Society Strengthening and Shelter coordination services in support of the government Bahama
the following areas of focus and strategy for implementation: Shelter; Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Livelihood and basic needs; Protection Gender and Inclusion (PGI); Migration; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); and National Society Strengthening (Preparedness for Effective Response)
2,500 families (10,000 people)