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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.

With your help, we are hiring local labor and providing building materials to help repair more than 100 damaged homes on Grand Bahamas Island.

Because of your generosity, in the immediate aftermath of the storm we sent the following lifesaving supplies:

-5,000 tarps for temporary shelter

-2,000 solar lights

-158 generators

-93,500 diapers

-252,000 baby wipes

-21,024 ready to eat meals

-1,792 cans of baby formula

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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