Friday, November 8, 2019

Intl. Red Cross report: Increased risk of gender-based violence at Hurricane Dorian shelters


NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There is a heightened risk of gender-based violence (GBV) at Hurricane Dorian shelters in New Providence, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which expressed concerns over the upcoming relief site.

The IFRC noted risks were “particularly pronounced” in the main shelter  at the Sir Kendall GL Isaacs Gymnasium, “where notably people are sleeping in an open space”.

The risk assessment was submitted as part of the worldwide humanitarian aid organization’s emergency plan of action for Dorian, which was updated November 6.  Read more >>