This DREF operation replenishes the stock the Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) used to respond to hurricane Matthew and to reimburse the assessments costs incurred by the National Society. Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, crossed Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and The Bahamas. It hit Jamaica on October 3th 2016. The parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary, St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Ann and St. Elizabeth.
The National Society pre-positioned health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) and emergency shelter in their branches for the response to Hurricane Matthew. The JRC identified two priority areas for the intervention in support of the affected population: 1) water and sanitation; 2) shelter. JRC distributed hygiene kits, kitchen sets, cleaning kits, LLITNs, mattresses, blankets, 14-litre buckets, tarpaulins, foldable jerry cans and portable stoves. This project replenishes the stock.
Items were distributed among 524 families.