MADRID, Sep. 6 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The United Nations has reported Friday that the World Food Program (WFP) is planning to send 8 tons of food to Bahamas to mitigate the effects of Hurricane 'Dorian'.
“The UN agency has prepared 8 tons of ready-to-eat foods and is preparing to ship them to the Bahamas,” said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the organization's secretary general, António Guterres.
As explained, the food will be subsequently distributed among the thousands of people who need assistance in the country. He also indicated that WFP is “organizing a shipment from the UN center in Panama.”
The death toll from Hurricane 'Dorian' through the Bahamas archipelago has risen to 30, as reported by the authorities of the country on Thursday, while search and rescue teams continue to analyze the effects caused by the storm on the islands from Grand Bahama and Abacos, the most affected.
Hurricane 'Dorian' made landfall on Sunday in the archipelago of the Bahamas with winds of up to 354 kilometers per hour. The United Nations has warned that at least 70,000 people need “immediate” help in the Bahamas, especially in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama.