Hurricane Dorian

Administrator Green is briefed by USAID's Urban Search and Rescue team after landing in Abaco.
Administrator Green is briefed by USAID's Urban Search and Rescue team after landing in Abaco.
USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to The Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian-the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record and the strongest to ever hit The Bahamas-continues to bring life-threatening wind, rain, and flooding to the northwestern islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

The DART, an elite team of disaster response experts, is coordinating with local authorities, humanitarian organizations, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas to assess damage, identify humanitarian needs, and bring urgently needed assistance to those affected by this hurricane.

DONATE NOW
 

When disasters occur anywhere in the world, Americans generously offer assistance to those in need. Decades of experience in disaster relief and recovery have shown that the best way to help people affected by disaster is to make cash donations to reputable relief and charitable organizations on the ground. These groups work closely with affected communities, and know what people need and how to strengthen recovery efforts.

DONATE NOW

 

WHAT WE'RE SAYING

What We're Saying About Hurricane Dorian

BLOG

4 Ways USAID is Responding to Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

INFOGRAPHIC

USAID Response to Hurricane Dorian
 

LATEST UPDATES

Last updated: September 12, 2019

September 9, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green traveled to The Bahamas on September 8 to oversee the United States' humanitarian operations in The Bahamas in response to Hurricane Dorian, the strongest hurricane ever to hit the country. Administrator Green traveled to Abaco, where he met with members of USAID's Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) working on search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations with Bahamian authorities. Administrator Green also participated in aerial assessments over Abaco and Grand Bahama to survey the damage caused by the devastating storm.

September 9, 2019

Humanitarian efforts continue to scale up in The Bahamas’ Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, with over 80 relief actors present in The Bahamas as of September 7, including The Government of Bahamas (GoB), UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and donors, the UN reports.

September 7, 2019

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator (USAID) Mark Green traveled to Miami September 6-7 to discuss USAID's support for the emergency response to Hurricane Dorian.

September 7, 2019

On September 8, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to The Bahamas, where the U.S. Government is responding to Hurricane Dorian. During his visit, Administrator Green will travel to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Dorian.

September 7, 2019

The Bahamas were hit by a major storm, major hurricane, Dorian. As the world's largest humanitarian donor, the United States is actively engaged in responding to this crisis, at the request of the Government of The Bahamas.

Pages