THE BARBUDA RECOVERY & CONSERVATION TRUST (BRCT) is an emergency-relief fund to help rebuild the island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. All donations will go directly to support of Barbuda and its people, including humanitarian response, restoration of the island and rebuilding of the community.
Barbuda and its people have experienced total devastation in the wake of Hurricane Irma. On September 5, 2017 the island began to experience 185mph winds, 15ft waves, and widespread flooding. One person has died, and over two-thirds of houses and buildings were destroyed in the storm. After the hurricane, the government ordered a mandatory evacuation to the island of Antigua, where Barbuda’s 1,800 residents currently live in shelters or with family and friends. Humanitarian relief for Barbudans is needed immediately, restoration activities will likely take years as the population eventually returns to the island.
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Barbuda is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean forming part of the sovereign Commonwealth nation of Antigua and Barbuda. It is located north of the Antigua Island and is part of the Leeward Islands. Antigua and Barbuda became a sovereign nation on the 1st of November 1981 but remained part of the British Commonwealth and its constitutional monarchy. The island is a popular tourist destination because of its moderate climate and coastline.
Historically, most of Barbuda's 1,638 residents have lived in the town of Codrington. However, in September 2017, Hurricane Irma damaged or destroyed 95% of the island's buildings and infrastructure and as a result, all the island's inhabitants were evacuated to Antigua, leaving Barbuda empty for the first time in modern history.