Hurricane-hit Dominica recovering despite power, economic troubles

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UNDP conducts building damage assessment in Concord and Marigot, Dominica, following category 5 Hurricane Maria. Photo: UNDP/Zaimis Olmos

Three months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria delivered a major blow to the island of Dominica, life is resuming on the Caribbean island.

Schools are open, and food and water needs have been met. But only 10 per cent of the homes have electricity and the two main job areas — agriculture and tourism — have been badly hit.

Veronique Durroux speaks by phone to Luca Renda, UN Development Programme (UNDP) team leader and head of UN crisis management on Dominica, about the situation and UN efforts to help.

Duration: 6'41"

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