Hurricane Irma has torn a devastating path through the Caribbean. The British Red Cross is assisting the regional relief effort and several other DEC member charities are responding to the impact of the hurricane in poorer Caribbean nations such as Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba, providing basic emergency supplies including food, drinking water and blankets. 

The largest food crisis in the world could soon get a lot worse as the risk of heightened conflict close to the strategic port of Al Hudaydah threatens to affect food imports even further, potentially pushing the country in to famine.


Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods affecting more than 16 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Hundreds of people have been killed and millions have been displaced from their homes which have been destroyed or damaged. Agricultural lands have been submerged resulting in lost livelihoods for many communities.

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