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Last year’s hurricane season was the costliest on record, with over $280bn in damage. The UK responded to both hurricanes Irma and Maria, deploying over 2,000 personnel, and delivering 109 tonnes of aid.

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Charities and individuals alike regularly rally around communities that are impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Can you help?

Join the Community

The Caribbean skills bank relies upon the skills,talents and contributions of volunteers to generate engagement around hurricane relief efforts.

There is a great amount of possibilities to help with some of these problems cased by hurricanes , but the most hands-on and active way is to volunteer in the Caribbean for one of the many projects on site.
 
We are here to guide you through a safe and easy application process
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Disaster Response Volunteers

One of the most unpredictable, and many times the most devastating, things to happen to a country is a natural disaster.

Regardless of a country’s economic or political standing, natural disasters can wreak havoc on a population, causing an infinitely long recovery process.

Skills Required

  • Emergency responders with access to rescue boats, generators and medical supplies to aid in search-and-rescue operations
  • Disaster relief volunteers – already worked with charities, aid organisations and disaster at home and abroad
  • Hospitality industry personnel– cancellations, re-allocating people, dealing with stranded people, co-ordination
  • Airline personnel
  • Disaster waste recovery – gathering/ supporting damaged infrastructure
  • Restoration specialists
  • Self-storage unit owners – space to store people’s stuff until they get back on their feet
  • Tree removal experts
  • Auto mechanics
  • Hardware store and grocery suppliers
  • Urban planning after recovery
  • Architects/ structural engineers

What are the conditions?

That next most dangerous impact of a hurricane will be rain and wind

Effects of Rain

Hurricanes are fuelled by such warm waters, they hold more moisture than storms driven by cooler air currents. When they hit land, they stall, dumping large amounts of rain on coastal regions.

Wind

Strong winds and tornadoes that spin off hurricanes account for about 10% of storm’s fatalities. Strong winds play a driving force in shaping how strong a hurricane will be when it forms.
In a recent study it was found that most wind deaths were a result of flying debris or falling objects.

The Caribbean Diaspora Skills Directory CIC

Set up to harness the professional skills and talents of the Caribbean Diaspora to provide support, contacts and networks as a resource for the Caribbean region.