Overview of the situation
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands of the Bahamas on 1-2 September. Initially classified as a Category 5 hurricane with wind gusts of over 320 kilometers per hour, it was later downgraded to category 3 storm as it stayed almost at standstill over the islands.
23 deaths had been confirmed by Thursday 7 September, with the total number expected to rise significantly as search and rescue efforts continue. The storm has also damaged or destroyed thousands of houses and infrastructure, and caused extensive flooring.
Private sector contributions
Tens of thousands of people have been affected and urgently need shelter, safe drinking water, food, medicine and telecommunications.
The Government of Bahamas has set up bank accounts for various currencies for relief donations after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Dorian in recent days. For more information, please see here.
To make a donation to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, please click here.
The Government of the Bahamas has issued an Immediate Assistance Supplies List (as of 4 September 2019). In addition, specific support for the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has been issued for based on pre-impact data and needs analysis undertaken. For more information, please refer to the preliminary needs list below.