Dominica Red Cross to receive US$100,000 from the United States to provide humanitarian assistance after the detrimental effects of Hurricane Maria.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) estimates that approximately 56,000 people have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Maria’s wrath.
The US government is working through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).
USAID has staff on the ground in Dominica providing support, making assessments of needs, damage and coordinating response teams.
As soon as conditions improve, further personnel will be deployed to the region.
USAID is working closely with Dominica’s Office of Disaster Management, Dominica Red Cross, CREMA, United Nations and non-governmental organisations to ensure the most effective approach.
With more details emerging daily of the damage in Dominica – inluding damage to the island’s main hospital, power and water outages – USAID will continue to adapt as the needs require it to do so.