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Hurricane Maria Situation Report No. 4 from the United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 4 to 7 October, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 12 October 2017. Highlights Blanket food distribution is ongoing and still required across the country. Distribution and installation of emergency roofing supplies such as tarpaulins is needed. At least...

Positive Notes from Positive People #12

Let's talk about progress: "...nature is not spent. There lives the dearest freshness, deep down things." Someone from Grand Bay was telling me about how they were still eating ground provisions. Eh beh yesterday I saw a van with a "jaii" and a "pachay" plantain. I don't know from where, but maysyayy look plantain to sell. Just a pity i was too...

Local Heroes – IsraAID

"I was sitting in the shelter with 15 children. The wind came in slowly, but when it hit, it hit hard. We hid under a mattress and held it very tight, so we wouldn't get hurt from the flying debris. The roof didn't make it. We waited for the wind to calm down and ran to the next shelter....

IsraAID on the Ground in Dominica after Hurricane Maria

IsraAID is a non-profit NGO, founded in 2001. Their team is committed to providing long term support and disaster relief all over the world. For over a decade, our teams of professional medics, search & rescue squads, post-trauma experts and community mobilizers, have been first on the front lines of nearly every major humanitarian response in the 21st century. Dominica,...

Secretary-General of the UN to Visit Dominica

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit hurricane-ravaged Dominica on October 8. The purpose of his trip (also include Antigua & Barbuda) is to survey the damage and to assess what more the Organization can do to help them recover. On October 4, the Secretary-General spoke at a press encounter, at the UN headquarters in...

UWI Open Campus Dominica – Operating Hours

A message from the UWI Open Campus Dominica: UWI Open Campus Dominica will be open on weekdays beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We urge students to drop in within the above times to discuss the way forward following Hurricane Maria.  

O Banga Musical Tribute to Dominica – “Pray For Us”

New York based, Dominica born musician, producer and artist - O Banga - has released a song and music video as a tribute to those lost in the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Dominica. The song begins on a somber note, using a sample from a well-known Dominican traditional folk song. The video features our beautiful flag numerous times...

Beware of Leptospirosis after the passage of Hurricane Maria

Leptospirosis, Dominica
Public Health Message from the Ministry of Agriculture: Please be advised that Leptospirosis is a major health concern after the passage of Hurricane Maria. This disease is zoonotic in nature (can affect both humans and animals; and can be spread between animals and humans). Rats are on of the main vectors of Leptospirosis. Cans should be washed before use, water should...

Cleanup Related Equipment and Jobs Available

Cleanup related equipment and jobs are available through the Ministry of Public Works. To anyone and groups of individuals, seriously interested in cleaning up communities following the passage of Hurricane Maria, call (767) 275-3608 to reach the Ministry of Public Works. You can request equipment and those involved in organized cleanup will be PAID.  

Positive Notes from Positive People #11

I spent the latter part of my day assisting with the delivery of water to the west coast community of Mero. By Khadijah Moore

Positive Notes from Positive People #10

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When you step out of your destroyed island to take your brother to somewhere with better prospects for fulfilling educational goals, and see the outpouring of love and support across the region it's really heartwarming. I'll be back in 3 days Dominica...but in the meantime know that the Caribbean region is with you. By Trudy Christian

Positive Notes from Positive People #9

Those who are staying to rebuild, those who have left and are doing what they can from their location to help ...THANK YOU. By Sharlyne Philogene

Water Filtration Treatment Plant in Checkhall

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The Dominica Red Cross has set up a Water Filtration Treatment Plant which pumps 5000 liters of potable drinking water at Checkhall. The public is advised that they can access the taps from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily. More Information The General object of the Dominica Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate suffering with complete impartiality, making no discrimination as...

ITNAC in Dominica to Provide Medical Services

Is There Not A Cause
'Is There Not A Cause?' in a Trinidad-based NGO, formed in 2002, and they're in Dominica to lend medical support and to provide relief to patients after Hurricane Maria. The team will be here until Saturday to provide clinic services! Please feel free to visit them at: Upstairs the Goodwill Parish Hall from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM They will be...

A Precious Commodity – UNICEF

It's been exactly two weeks since Maria made her unwelcome appearance in Dominica, destroying or damaging close to 90 per cent of homes and other buildings, stripping away roads and triggering landslides, which cut off several inland communities in the mountainous 266 square-mile island. This morning residents in the community of Loubiere are collecting water from UNICEF tanks which have...

Positive Notes from Positive People #8

I heard my mother's voice on Monday. I asked her to come, she chose to stay. She sang for me with a voice pure and true. Dominica, she'll continue to sing for you. By Terri Olivaccé-Marie

Positive Notes from Positive People #7

Going out as fast as it gets in. Help one another. If you cannot be those things, then leave. Don't complain. Everyone is in the same boat. We will be do just fine. Have faith and hope. It was a joy to see a flower bloom this morning. God is in charge . If you have enough, give to...

Positive Notes from Positive People #6

There still is no place like home. In little time we will be greener and our many rivers cleaner than ever. By Cornell Phillip

Positive Notes from Positive People #5

We used to make excuses to go to meetings and church and life.... before Monday 18 September. There is no excuse this time around. Not Even tiredness is a valid excuse. You need to fetch water... you dô it. You need to fix the roof... You do it. You need to stand hours to charge your phone because you want...

Positive Notes from Positive People #4

New leaves.... new life!!! By Lee Lander

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