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‘Hands for Hunger’ to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

RIU Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the non-governmental organisation Hands for Hunger in a comprehensive aid plan for the thousands of people who have been relocated to the capital, of Bahamas, Nassau, after the wake of Hurricane Dorian , from other parts of the archipelago. New Providence, where Nassau and Riu Palace Paradise Island are located, was the least affected of all the islands by the devastating storm, and as a result its infrastructure and hotels are available to provide some of the emergency assistance needed. Together with H4H, as the NGO is known, RIU Hotels will spend 8 months helping to purchase supplies and essential items for those affected by the hurricane, funding the operations and the transport of food to all the authorised shelters, and it will provide for the volunteers. .

The essential items that Hands for Hunger will distribute, thanks to RIU Hotels’ contribution, include items for babies, thousands of bottles of water and non-perishable, high-energy foods such as cereals, rice, pasta, powdered milk, along with other dried foods that can be stored and cooked easily by the people affected.

New Providence Island, where the Riu Palace Paradise Island is located, was not affected by the hurricane and all of the local team is more than ready to receive all of the guests again. Tourism is the main economic activity in Bahamas. Its reactivation is key to the country’s recovery. Continue reading “‘Hands for Hunger’ to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas”

Americares India Responds to Flooding in Assam and Bihar

 Americares India is organizing medical teams to treat survivors of the monsoon rains that have inundated South Asia.

More than 25 million people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal are affected by flooding, as monsoon rains have washed out roads, submerged homes and triggered landslides. To date, more than 500,000 people are displaced and over 600 people have died, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Beginning Monday, Americares India will organize medical teams in three districts in Assam and two districts in Bihar, where continuous rains and contaminated water have heightened health concerns. The teams, operated in partnership with local health care organizations, will provide medical care and dispense medications as needed. Americares also plans to deliver hygiene kits.

“With homes and roads submerged in several feet of standing water, we expect to see an increase in infections,” said Americares India Managing Director Shripad Desai. “Our medical teams will focus on providing primary care and basic first aid for the most vulnerable survivors, including pregnant women, children and the elderly.”

Americares India, based in Mumbai, provides emergency medical and humanitarian aid in response to floods, cyclones, earthquakes and other disasters. Most recently, the Americares India team responded to Cyclone Fani in Odisha, deploying medical teams to care for more than 5,200 patients. Americares India also provides health education, supports health worker safety programs and operates seven mobile health centers that provide free primary care services in 13 municipal wards across the slums of Mumbai.

In Nepal, where more than 100 people have died as result of the flooding, the Americares team in Kathmandu is working closely with the Ministry of Health and Population and local partners to restock health facilities with essential medicines and relief supplies.

Donations to Americares Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund will support its response to the flooding in India and Nepal. To make a donation, please go towww.americares.org/worldwide Continue reading “Americares India Responds to Flooding in Assam and Bihar”