Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has caused a "disastrous outcome" in the Bahamas, said the minister of national security for the Bahamas. Dorian, a category 5 storm when it hit the Bahamas, is the strongest hurricane on record to hit the island nation and has caused catastrophic damage.

Neighborhoods were reduced to rubble, houses were swept away by storm surges, and about 60% of the island of Grand Bahamas was under water, including the airport. About 45% of the homes in Grand Bahama and Abaco were severely damaged or destroyed. According to the U.N., more than 60,000 people are in need of immediate food assistance and 62,000 will need clean drinking water.

With your help, we will send 25 shipping containers over the next four weeks filled with emergency supplies including water, food, medicines and other essential supplies.

Nearly 12,000 ready-to-eat meals have already arrived on Abaco to feed families living in shelters.

Please donate now to help save lives and ease the tremendous suffering.

Photos:

Families search for their belongings in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Al Diaz_Miami Herald
Ready-to-eat meals provided by IRT arrive in Abaco Island to feed families who lost everything.
An aerial view of foundations and a flooded neighborhood in Marsh Harbour. Scott Olson_Getty
Bahamas
stats:
Population below poverty line:
9.3% (2010)
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
$1,819 (2014)
Under five mortality rate:
7.2 per 1,000 live births
Physicians Density:
1.94 physicians/1,000 population
Life Expectancy:
72.9 years
School Life Expectancy:
12 years
Literacy Rate:
95.6%
GDP per capita:
$30,762
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
10.7%
Population:
% without health insurance:
% of persons living in poverty:
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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