Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1 as a Category 5 storm, and stalled over the islands for more than two days, causing unprecedented and catastrophic destruction.
The high winds, storm surges and flooding destroyed homes and infrastructure, and contaminated water.
Thousands of people are unaccounted for, especially on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Health Minister Duane Sands says the loss of life may be “staggering.”
"The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering," he told local radio.
Survivors are in desperate need of clean water, medical care, food and shelter.
Several member agencies of Canadian Foodgrains Bank are responding to the crisis, and we encourage Canadians to visit their site and donate to the agency of their choice: https://foodgrainsbank.ca/news/hurricane-dorian/
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is the newest member of the Humantiarian Coalition.