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In 2007, Hurricane Dean hit Jamaica, temporarily displacing approximately 300,000 people. On St. Lucia and Dominica, the hurricane caused widespread damage to the agricultural sector, in particular banana crops but also to vegetable crops and animal pens. In Jamaica, Oxfam’s main objective was to contribute to the prevention of a major disease outbreak among women, men and children in areas most affected by the hurricane. In St. Lucia and Dominica the main objective was to contribute to the recovery of livelihoods of farmers whose food security and livelihoods were severely affected by the hurricane. This evaluation, carried out after the six-month programmes closed, looks at the following areas: reviewing the project design and implementation; identifying and documenting innovative and good practices; and identifying persistent weaknesses (particularly in internal systems) for organisational learning.

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