Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – The growing frequency and intensity of tropical storms and other natural disasters have pushed Caribbean countries to prioritize their response planning. Tackling the challenges of human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change in the region has become a top concern.  

 

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San Jose – Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma overwhelmed several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria has multiplied humanitarian needs in the region. Since 20 September, IOM surge team members have been present in Dominica, Sint Maarten, Antigua and Barbados conducting assessments on the needs of affected populations, and supporting local authorities and humanitarian actors to implement preparedness and response activities.

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