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Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in September 2017.

Oxfam assessed the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of the countries. Thousands of houses were damaged in the Dominican Republic and people displaced. In Haiti, Oxfam had already moved emergency aid into five locations across the country

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Archived: 11/12/17

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Fran Afonso / Oxfam

Antonio searches for his belongings in what remains of his house in Dominican Republic after Hurricane Irma hit.

Fran Afonso / Oxfam

Oxfam's response

Oxfam has worked in the Caribbean region for over 30 years and has expert teams in providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene to people most vulnerable after an emergency strikes. Oxfam also responded to 2016's Hurricane Matthew in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba.