UN relief efforts continue within Hurricane Irma-affected countries
12.09.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and its country offices within the Caribbean have developed a rapid response plan to help millions affected by powerful Hurricane Irma.
The so-called Regional Recovery Strategy includes debris and trash removal; immediate short-term job opportunities; the restoration of damaged infrastructure and local business aid, UN Radio says referring to UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric report.
«The temporary training and employment for affected women and men aims to quickly inject cash in affected communities, tools, equipment, technical capacity of professionals such as engineers and architects. The strategy also entails training and support to community-based micro and small businesses to help resume economic activities,» Dujarric admitted.
As to the report, Dujarric added that UNDP had deployed crisis recovery experts to the region, ready to provide immediate assistance.
As to him, other humanitarian workers have been deployed to the hard-hit island of Turks and Caicos, as well as Antigua and Barbuda.
Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is trying to get 3 million chlorine tablets to support water purification efforts within Cuba, which is suffering from record flooding after its northern coast was lashed by Category 5 winds.