The Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian – Site Assessment – Round 2 (October 2019)
As part of the Hurricane Dorian emergency response coordinated by NEMA and its partners, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presents the Site Profiles Report for Children-only Collective Sites Hosting Evacuees on the Island of New Providence, The Bahamas. This document is part of a series of ongoing efforts conducted by IOM in close coordination with the Protection Working Group (PWG) to inform service providers and humanitarian actors on main needs while reducing survey fatigue of key informants by streamlining assessment activities.
Before Hurricane Dorian, the collective sites presented in this report provided essential services to children under the care of the state. After the hurricane, the sites started receving evacuees and currently house over 40 affected children, mostly from Grand Bahama. IOM in close coordination with the PWG commends the managers, staff, volunteers and donors of the Ranfurly Homes for Children, the Children’s Emergency Hostel and the Nazareth Centre for their dedication to the children and support in providing information for this report.