Following the passage of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes in our recent history, the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross has been working tirelessly in responding to the tragedy which hit our sister isle of Barbuda, displacing the entire population of the island. Our relief efforts which total upwards of $519,100 US Dollars, and over 3500 volunteer hours included the distribution of Non-Food Items (NFI’s), Donation of Medical Supplies and supporting the Livelihood of Local Fishermen
US $50,000 medical equipment
US $50,000 worth of medical equipment (complete Consultation Room and full Emergency Room) was donated to the Hannah Thomas Hospital in Barbuda through the Canadian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)
146 Mosquito Nets Installed
The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) through its Health and Wellness Department, donated and installed 146 nets, donated by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) at the NTTC Shelter which currently houses over 100 displaced Barbudans.