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U.S. Army Sgt. Delton Reynolds, left, a flight engineer with Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands, joins a chain with local residents and members of the Jamaican Defence Force to unload relief supplies from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Wotten Waven, Dominica, Oct. 3, 2017. The aircraft delivered rice and kitchen sets from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the community. At the request of USAID, JTF-LI has deployed aircraft and service members to assist in delivering relief supplies to Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The task force is a U.S. military unit composed of Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen, and represents U.S. Southern Command’s primary response to the hurricanes that have affected the eastern Caribbean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ian Leones)

No country is immune ... close to 100% of the population of Dominica was displaced by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Image: Ian Leones/US Dept of Defense

Alexandra Bilak
Director, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
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