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12th December 2017

TWO MONTHS AFTER IRMA, HOW HAS THE RESPONSE IN THE CARIBBEAN PROGRESSED?

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Two months after Hurricane Irma left the island of Barbuda “barely habitable”, our first survey shows that people find recovery efforts too slow. While less than half of those surveyed believe their most important needs are met, they consider cash transfers more relevant than the distribution of household items. Respondents who feel listened to are more likely to think that aid is going to those who need it most. Many Barbudans who sought refuge in Antigua are reluctant to return home, citing a lack of progress in repairing houses and fixing schools. Click here for the full report.