Dignity Kits distribution begins for Barbuda women and girls

St. JohnsNadia John a representative on the Barbuda Council hugs Farmala Jacobs Executive Director ag. of the Directorate of Gender Affairs as Barbudan women are presented with hygiene kits. Photo: Volunteer DoGA/Nneka Nicholas.

UN Women and UNFPA fast track funds to St. John’s Antigua to help women and girls impacted by Hurricane Irma

St. John’s Antigua: With the urgent need for hygiene products specifically for women, UN Women and UNFPA joint support meant that these supplies were distributed to women who had been evacuated from Barbuda, on the very same day they arrived in Antigua.

The entire population of Barbuda – 1600 - had to be evacuated to its twin island Antigua. With an estimated 773 females of the total population of Barbuda, Acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs, Farmala Jacobs said they were very concerned about meeting women’s immediate needs. Raed More>>