Update: 10 September 2017
Hurricane Irma is causing catastrophic damage to islands in the Caribbean. Irma has killed at least nine people as it hammered a string of northeast islands. Barbuda has been particularly hard hit, with about 95% of its buildings damaged, officials said.
World Jewish Relief is assessing how it can contribute to the Hurricane Irma relief effort. To donate to our global disaster response fund to support people hit by catastrophic emergencies worldwide, click here. By donating to this fund, you can enable us to respond to Hurricane Irma.
Only last year World Jewish Relief responded to a devastating hurricane which killed nearly 1,000 people in Haiti and destroyed much of the south of the country.
World Jewish Relief's programming team have already been in touch with our partners in Haiti and are closely monitoring the hurricane's path.
Thanks to the British Jewish community's support, we were able to support more than 600 people to recover after last year's disaster. Thanks to you, we rebuilt lives and livelihoods - repairing homes, providing means to buy food and running a recovery programme to support Haitian families to rebuild their agricultural jobs in the wake of the disaster.
One of our participants' homes before the hurricane:
Her disaster resistant home built thanks to your support:
World Jewish Relief continues to monitor the current situation and will assess how we can respond.