World vision humanitarian workers assisting people in the Dominican Republic

Tropical Cyclone #22, Dominican Republic

November 2023

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Tropical Cyclone #22 arrived outside of hurricane season. It brought with it the highest amount of rainfall ever occurring in the Dominican Republic, causing floods as rivers and streams overflowed throughout almost the entire country. The Cyclone left 30 people dead and caused significant damage to infrastructure (roads, bridges, electrical grid and drinking water). In total, over two million people were affected.

The tropical cyclone resulted in widespread displacement of families and damage to livelihoods, along with the risk of outbreaks of diseases. 

Humanitarian Response

World Vision has been working in the Dominican Republic for over 30 years, focusing most of its work on serving the most vulnerable populations. It has well-trained staff and a strong network of relationships with the national and local governments and the local communities where they work.

World Vision Canada is responding by providing cash transfers to help cover immediate needs for food, house repairs, medicines, or any other family needs. It will also provide information about the prevention of diseases due to contamination, food safety, general information about safe hygiene practices, along with implementing community sanitation and environmental cleaning activities in 25 communities to prevent and detect epidemiological outbreaks such as cholera, malaria, and dengue.

World Vision will also strengthen 15 water storage and distribution sources for collective use and provide technical assistance for the installation of 14 other water tanks and water extraction pumps. Hygiene kits will also be distributed to families.

In Partnership with Canada

Our response to small and medium-scale disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the member agency delivering the assistance, and donations to the Humanitarian Coalition. Your gift will help us be ready for the next disaster. Donate today.