Bahamas Relief Efforts Frustrated as Dorian Pulls Away

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No to the devastation wrought by hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas of the United States Coast Guard Britain's role navy and relief organizations of Trenton effort to Ellis survivors on to ferry in emergency supplies as the death toll rose to twenty V. United Nations say seventy thousand people in the grand Bahama buckle island virtually the entire population why in immediate need of aid profile Hanya eases the disaster management coordinator for the international federation of the red cross in the sol the first footage dead we see from the impacted areas in the islands all of our cool and and grand Bahamas show an extended amount of damage in those areas where the water is still presents and areas that are still covered by degrees we're still today having trouble to reach these areas on the grounds of the footage that we had were shot from a plane because we are we wanted to do since teams on the ground state but the unfortunately the conditions on the ground and not allow for teams to at least wall can progress on food on the ground and just how bout of those conditions what how would you describe the the the sea and the water has penetrated deep in the the land so most of the areas are flooded under several belt ten feet of water in some places and the water is thinking sometimes to evacuate so it's going to take some time to you be able to move in the the places are also covered by degrees very is the breeze from buildings from trees from from everything that was blown away and carried carried away by by the hurricane is this. one of those situations where everything is a priority and to to be difficult for you to decide on how to look at your resources the red cross has been preparing for several days we worked on scenarios we worked with pre existing data to build up scenarios she did a population is in tremendous need for temporary sheltering a lot of people have lost their their hand their home and they they need to be relocated somewhere they also need access to water to food to hygiene products all those activities that the red cross and all other actors are willing to to bring in as immediate assistance to the people do you have things available enough to go around yes but we are we are also increasing our capacities with mobilization of extra stocks from our logistics hub in in Panama and we're we're going to bring us talks in the coming days to to the Bahamas to scale up the operation and provide immediate assistance to to the population what sort of psychological support is available for the victims of this disaster how do you manage that or even deploys Oct. laying psychosocial support team and we're also deploying mechanisms to reconnect people who might have lost our lost track over a family member of those activities cold restoring familial links will be deployed by the Bahamas red cross ways the support of the international community give me an exile hall but works how do we connect people. so there's there's various tools there's web pages died can be activated where people log in with their data there is also juice providing people with a satellite or just a phone working so they can give a call to their close ones and that's even something very efficient when all communications are done so will have those different sets of of of capacities to develop their and to offer to do the population in in the very near future I would say tomorrow or Friday at the

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