Nassau – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), to assist the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Renewal with Shelter Coordination and Management. 19659002] Through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Government has taken responsibility for coordinating the emergency response from its Nassau-based National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC).
Last week, an emergency support function (ESF) humanitarian coordination structure was developed and made up of 13 ESFs. Each of these has their own lead Government ministries and departments of the United States
“IOM has been partnered directly with ESF-6, which deals with the Ministry of Health and Social Services. of Social Services, “explained Vynliz Dailey, the IOM Communications Officer.
Thousands of Bahamian residents displaced after Hurricane Dorian are being housed in gymnasiums, schools, churches and other emergency shelters while the government and humanitarian partners move quickly to identify more sustainable
[ArticleSet] Non-Food Items (NFI) Distribution, Communication, Shelter Capacity, and Protection Issues, among others, are being identified. By the end of this week, IOM expects to submit a list of recommendations to ESF-6 to address the questions at hand.
“It's going to take a lot of effort and coordination with many stakeholders. accommodations, “said IOM Team Leader, Jan-Willem Wegdam. “IOM has been given the responsibility to support those efforts and we are more than happy to assist. “
As of 10 September 2019, NEMA reported 2,043 people registered in shelters in New Providence alone, which includes many Haitian migrants. At that time a total of six shelters were in use. That number is expected to change as people continue to be evacuated from the affected islands to Nassau. An IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) expert based in Haiti has been deployed with the help of a local partner, IOM has distributed most of the 1,000 tarpaulins Marsh Harbor, Marsh Harbor – Abaco, on September 10, 2019. Distributions were supervised by IOM's Head of Community Stabilization Unit from Washington DC, Brian Kelly, stationed in Abaco, who is also leading the Disaster Assessment and Coordination team.
For more information please contact Jorge Gallo at IOM Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, Tel: +506 7203 6536, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org