Bahamas: 43 confirmed dead , 70,000 homeless

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Bahamas: 43 confirmed dead , 70,000 homeless

The death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 43 while the United Nations believes at least 70,000 people are homeless on Abaco and Grand Bahamas.

It is working to provide 1,000 tarpaulins to replace roofs stripped from homes by Hurricane Dorian.

“The Bahamas faces a long road to recovery,” said Jan-Willem Wegdam, who led a UN Emergency Response Team which arrived in Nassau on Wednesday.

“Building back the destroyed infrastructure, with increased resistance in the face of extreme weather, will be critical to increase the resilience of the communities.”