Three weeks since category 5 Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica, the scope of the damage remains daunting, with islanders in dire need of water, electricity, food and supplies, the United Nations migration agency has reported as it continued to carry out an array of activities as part of the response. Volunteers of Khalsa Aid are working day and night to save the starving population of the area. Many volunteers of the NGO were providing food and shelter to the displaced people of the area who were hit by hurricane Maria.While many of the houses have been destroyed, some 39 per cent of the houses have sustained severe damage, and a further 28 per cent have been affected to some degree. More than 2,000 Dominicans are still living in shelters, while the rest are staying with relatives and friends. UN has responded through promoting an array of activities, including supply delivery, coordination of shelter management, and pipelining international donations.Khalsa Aid volunteers say that they will keep providing food to the affected persons till the pain is over. Volunteers of Khalsa Aid had earlier the NGO had sent its volunteers to Bangladesh to help the Rohingya Muslims who were forced to flee from Myanmar after the country’s army launched a crackdown on the minority.Many Dominicans are still returning to their homes to salvage their belongings and clear debris during the day, but sleep in shelters or with host families. A senior education official in Dominica on said that several students were killed when Hurricane Maria passed through the island on September 18, leaving a trial of death and destruction.
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