Hurricane Dorian, the strongest and most devastating hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, made landfall in the country on 1 September 2019. The islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama were hardest hit. The hurricane led to widespread destruction on these islands, leaving thousands of people displaced, with even more in need of assistance to meet shelter, food, health and hygiene needs. Health facilities also suffered significant damage. UNFPA's response has focused on the sexual and reproductive health needs of people affected by the hurricane and is working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, including through capacity strengthening of civil society organisations and the Bahamas Department of Gender and Family Affairs.