Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall in Bahamas on September 1st, 2019 causing historical devastations on the islands of Grand Bahamas and Abaco.
Humanity First Canada has sent an emergency medical team to assist the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Our Emergency Medical Team is working in coordination with WHO and Ministry of Health Bahamas to provide medical assistance to sick and injured in Abaco.
Humanity First Disaster Response Team, consisting of doctors, nurses and paramedics and logistics staff, has arrived in Nassau, Bahamas and is currently in process of setting up Emergency Medical Treatment Center to be run by Humanity First volunteers from Canada and USA.
Due to the floodwaters and potential sewage contamination, the risk of diarrheal and waterborne diseases remains high. Additionally, other water borne infections such as leptospirosis could be a concern in the near future.
We are also doing further assessment for other needs while waiting for the Water Survival Boxes to arrive in Bahamas. These will be distributed to affected families.
You can support this relief work and help the victims of hurricane by donating to Humanity First and also by volunteering at the command center in Canada or on the ground in Bahamas.