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Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest urgency’, Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly

New York: Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, “is a generational tragedy” for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.

In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of ‘Category Hell’ hurricane, ‘powered by climate change’

New York Sept 15 (IBNS): The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a “Category Hell” disaster, than the official Category 5 designation used by meteorologists.

In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change

New York: World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation.

Bahamas: ‘Clock is ticking’ to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Dorian, says UN

New York, Sept 9 (IBNS): “The clock is ticking” for Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas to receive humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official in the region said on Sunday.

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to rise as thousands remain missing

New York, Sept 7 (IBNS): As the UN and other aid partners respond to huge humanitarian needs in the hurricane-struck northern Bahamas, latest reports indicate that the death toll is likely to increase substantially, the head of an emergency medical relief team said on Friday.

Canada announces emergency aid for hurricane-hit Bahamas

Washington: Ottawa is offering half a million dollars in emergency support plus damage assessment teams after the islands were hammered by Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest Atlantic storms of all time, Global Affairs Canada said in a statement on Wednesday.

Top officials say UN will support Bahamas’ rescue, relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian churns in Atlantic

New York, Sept 3 (IBNS): United Nations leaders on Monday expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the Bahamas and all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the massive storm pummeling the region with high winds and torrential rainfall.