Bahamas Humanitarian Emergency

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.

Country Population: 0.4 mil

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 14 Julio 2020

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
  • Services delivered
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
  • Capacity strengthening
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
  • Additional indicators
    Personnel trained on GBV mitigation and response
    Personnel trained on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
    Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on GBV and PSEA distributed
    Affected population reached with GBV sensitisation and awareness sessions
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  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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