Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in September 2019. The powerful hurricane destroyed homes and businesses and left many families in need. Presbyterians generously responded to the crisis, donating over $90,000.
PWS&D is responding to help ensure vulnerable documented and undocumented migrants in the Bahamas have access to humanitarian assistance. The migrant population in the Bahamas (many of whom are Haitian) are in need of protection and support in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Assistance will include:
- Ensuring migrants have support to receive documentation, allowing for safe access to information and legal support regarding their rights.
- Screening and supporting those who might be in danger of deportation to ensure their rights are upheld.
- Providing inclusive communications to make certain that Haitian migrants receive essential messages in their native languages.
- Sensitizing host communities in areas where there are large numbers of documented persons of Haitian descent about the dignity and human rights of migrants and concepts of safe and orderly migration
This project will provide support to 1,000 migrant households, in particular Haitians, Haitian-Bahamians and members of host communities with a large Haitian population.