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Irma

British Virgin Islands

06 Sep -

05 Nov 2017

24,280

BENEFICIARIES HELPED

£303,148

Total Cost
of Operation

£12.50

COST PER
BENEFICIARY

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The Need

On the 6 September 2017, Hurricane Irma –the most powerful Atlantic storm ever recorded, caused devastation to an unparalleled amount of countries (includingtheBritish Protectoratesof Anguilla, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI))overwhelming national, regional and international relief efforts. It was followed by a further two hurricanes:Jose –which had little real impact but was a distraction and Maria which followed a similar path at a commensurate strength albeit adding Dominica, amongst others,which caused significant impact both on the ground and on recovery efforts.

The Response

TR volunteers were on the ground in the Caribbean within 48 hours of Hurricane Irma making landfall. TR sent light liaison and assessment teams to the British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Turks and Caicos and Barbados. TR are now assisting communities to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of the Hurricanes Irma and Maria that have devastated the region.

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