Aid rising for hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

Displaced Haitian nationals take refuge on the grounds of the Government complex in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian on the Great Abaco island town of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 4, 2019. (REUTERS/Dante Carrer)
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(Stabroek News, 6 September 2019 (Following a visit to hurricane-hit  Bahamas by a CARICOM high level delegation yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated almost US$ 1 million in relief funds for the government and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has deployed three Emergency Medical Teams which will focus on clinical care for survivors.

According to press statements from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), CDB and PAHO/WHO the delegation which was led by Allen Chastanet, CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia met with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and was briefed on the response operations to Hurricane Dorian through the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Headquarters. The Delegation also participated in an aerial reconnaissance over Abaco and Grand Bahama.

At least 30 persons died during the two-day strafing of the island

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