Hurricane Irma Emergency Appeal

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Hurricane Irma has torn a path through the Caribbean, leaving behind a trail of devastation across the region. The Hurricane has affected several countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and Saint Kitts and Nevis, with Barbuda and Anguilla most heavily affected.

 

Thousands of people have had their lives torn apart apart and their homes destroyed.

 

Red Cross volunteers in every country in the hurricane’s path have been helping communities to prepare, gathering relief items and sending first aiders to shelters. They are already beginning to support in the full aftermath.  Currently, major damage is reported in Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, but assessments of the situation are ongoing in each of the countries affected.

 

Given the strength and scale of the storm, and the early reports of damage, it is clear there is a need to support the affected communities with their most immediate needs. In this context emergency relief supplies are on standby in Panama and the Dominican Republic to ensure an immediate response is in place.

 

The Red Cross has currently enough supplies to respond to emergency needs of around 50,000 families (approximately 250,000 people) but will need additional supplies quickly.

 

You can save lives. Please donate now to help families who have lost everything.

Please donate what you can today.

 

 

You can save lives. Please donate now to help families who have lost everything.

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