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Bahamian police and recovery team members remove a victim in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Hurricane Dorian. The authorities of the Bahamas have denied that officials are rejecting aid for the devastated Abaco Islands
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The authorities of the Bahamas have denied that officials are rejecting aid for the devastated Abaco Islands.

Officials were accused of blocking or refusing assistance for victims of the Bahamas in an attempt to evacuate residents of the island.

Sources of non-profit organizations working in the area told Fox news they were encouraged by officials to refrain from providing humanitarian aid and items such as generators to the devastated Abaco Islands that were made almost uninhabitable by the hurricane.

However, a spokesman for the Bahamian government rejected the claims on Tuesday and reduced the delay in relief to travel on the islands in the aftermath of the storm.

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It is amid reports that crowded shelters in the Bahamian capital Nassau are being forced to send desperate survivors away due to lack of space.

Bahamian police and recovery team members remove a victim in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Hurricane Dorian. The authorities of the Bahamas have denied that officials are rejecting aid for the devastated Abaco Islands

Bahamian police and recovery team members remove a victim in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Hurricane Dorian. The authorities of the Bahamas have denied that officials are rejecting aid for the devastated Abaco Islands

An elderly man waits Tuesday at a tent hospital set up by Samaritans Purse in the aftermath of Hurricane DOrian in Freeport, Bahamas. Sources of non-profit organizations working in the area told Fox News that they were encouraged by civil servants to refrain from providing humanitarian aid and items such as generators to the devastated Abaco Islands that were made almost uninhabitable by the hurricane

An elderly man waits Tuesday at a tent hospital set up by Samaritans Purse in the aftermath of Hurricane DOrian in Freeport, Bahamas. Sources of non-profit organizations working in the area told Fox News that they were encouraged by civil servants to refrain from providing humanitarian aid and items such as generators to the devastated Abaco Islands that were made almost uninhabitable by the hurricane

An elderly man waits Tuesday at a tent hospital set up by Samaritans Purse in the aftermath of Hurricane DOrian in Freeport, Bahamas. Sources of non-profit organizations working in the area told Fox News that they were encouraged by civil servants to refrain from providing humanitarian aid and items such as generators to the devastated Abaco Islands that were made almost uninhabitable by the hurricane

Two cars are seen in an area destroyed by a flood in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10
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Two cars are seen in an area destroyed by a flood in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10

Two cars are seen in an area destroyed by a flood in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10

Pallets of help and food will be seen on September 10 in the port of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. A spokesman for the Bahamian government rejected the claims on Tuesday and reduced the delay in relief efforts to prevent travel on the islands in the wake of the storm

Pallets of help and food will be seen on September 10 in the port of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. A spokesman for the Bahamian government rejected the claims on Tuesday and reduced the delay in relief efforts to prevent travel on the islands in the wake of the storm

Pallets of help and food will be seen on September 10 in the port of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. A spokesman for the Bahamian government rejected the claims on Tuesday and reduced the delay in relief efforts to prevent travel on the islands in the wake of the storm

Officials added that the evacuation process of the Abaco Islands is nearing completion and that military planes are now flying supplies to the surrounding cays where fewer people chose to evacuate.

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It is in the midst of increasing despair when survivors of hurricanes who arrived by boat and plane in capital Nassau were sent away from overcrowded shelters.

While government officials assured at a press conference that more shelters would be opened if needed, Julie Green and her family gathered outside the headquarters of the island's emergency management office in search of help.

& # 39; We desperately need a hiding place, & # 39; said the 35-year-old ex-waitress from Great Abaco as she rocked one of her 7-month-old twins on her hip, frowning at his little face. Nearby her husband held the other twin boy while their four other children walked listlessly around. One continued to cry despite comforting hugs.

Hurricane Dorian destroyed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the northern part of the archipelago a week ago, killing at least 50 people, with the toll certainly rising as the search for bodies continues.

A helicopter flies over the village of High Rock that was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in the Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Tuesday, September 10. Hurricane survivors who arrived in the capital Nassau by boat and plane were sent away from overcrowded shelters

A helicopter flies over the village of High Rock that was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in the Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Tuesday, September 10. Hurricane survivors who arrived in the capital Nassau by boat and plane were sent away from overcrowded shelters

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A helicopter flies over the village of High Rock that was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in the Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Tuesday, September 10. Hurricane survivors who arrived in the capital Nassau by boat and plane were sent away from overcrowded shelters

Ayfon Minus, 8, collects donated food that was brought by helicopter from Freeport to High Rock village in Grand Bahama, Hurricane Dorian, September 10. Hurricane Dorian destroyed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the northern part of the archipelago a week ago, killing at least 50 people, with the toll certainly rising as the body search continues

Ayfon Minus, 8, collects donated food that was brought by helicopter from Freeport to High Rock village in Grand Bahama, Hurricane Dorian, September 10. Hurricane Dorian destroyed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the northern part of the archipelago a week ago, killing at least 50 people, with the toll certainly rising as the body search continues

Ayfon Minus, 8, collects donated food that was brought by helicopter from Freeport to High Rock village in Grand Bahama, Hurricane Dorian, September 10. Hurricane Dorian destroyed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the northern part of the archipelago a week ago, killing at least 50 people, with the toll certainly rising as the body search continues

Members of the Task Force 8 fire brigade team, from Gainesville, Florida, are helping to remove a body a week after Hurricane Dorian reached The Mudd district in the Marsh Harbor area of ​​Aboca Island on September 9.

Members of the Task Force 8 fire brigade team, from Gainesville, Florida, are helping to remove a body a week after Hurricane Dorian reached The Mudd district in the Marsh Harbor area of ​​Aboca Island on September 9.

Members of the Task Force 8 fire brigade team, from Gainesville, Florida, are helping to remove a body a week after Hurricane Dorian reached The Mudd district in the Marsh Harbor area of ​​Aboca Island on September 9.

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Nearly 5,000 people arrived in Nassau by plane and by boat, and many struggled to start a new life, unclear how or where to start. More than 2,000 of them stayed in shelters, according to government figures.

Green said relief workers told her they could not accept such young children, and that the family had slept in a different person's house every night since they arrived on Friday in New Providence, the island where Nassau is located.

& # 39; We are just exhausted, & # 39; she said. & # 39; We just walk up and down and ask people if they know where we can stay. & # 39;

Erick Noel, a 37-year-old landscape architect from Abaco with a wife and four children, found himself in the same situation. They will have to leave a friend's house by Wednesday and had not yet found a place to stay.

& # 39; They are full, full, full, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I keep looking for a place to go. & # 39;

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He said he had found a small home for his family in Nassau, but could not pay the monthly rent of $ 900. Undaunted, Noel said he would keep looking.

Meanwhile, government officials said they were helping and considering all evacuees to build temporary homes, perhaps tent or container cities.

Bahamian police and members of a recovery team remove a victim in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10

Bahamian police and members of a recovery team remove a victim in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10

Bahamian police and members of a recovery team remove a victim in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10

Bahamian police and members of a recovery team take a break while removing a victim while Canadian search and rescue members pass in the background in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10.

Bahamian police and members of a recovery team take a break while removing a victim while Canadian search and rescue members pass in the background in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10.

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Bahamian police and members of a recovery team take a break while removing a victim while Canadian search and rescue members pass in the background in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10.

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10
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Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

Police officers search for the dead in the devastated mud neighborhood after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbor on September 10

& # 39; We are dealing with a disaster & # 39 ;, said Carl Smith, spokesman for the Bahama's National Emergency Management Agency. & # 39; It takes time to go through the chaos. We respond to needs. & # 39;

The government has estimated that up to 10,000 people from the Abacos alone need food, water and temporary housing.

Back to Abaco is the dream of Betty Edmond, a 43-year-old cook who, together with her son and husband, chose a fries at a restaurant in a hotel in Nassau, where her nephew pays for their stay.

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They arrived in Nassau on Saturday night after a six-hour boat trip from Abaco and are planning to fly to Florida on Wednesday, thanks to airline tickets bought by friends who offer them a temporary home until they can find a job. But the goal is to return, Edmond said.

& # 39; Home will always be home, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Every day you wish you could go back. & # 39;

& # 39; You are trying to uphold your hope, but … & # 39; she added, her voice fading as she shook her head.

A helicopter flies over the village of High Rock after delivering emergency supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in High Rock, Grand Bahama on September 10

A helicopter flies over the village of High Rock after delivering emergency supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in High Rock, Grand Bahama on September 10

A helicopter flies over the village of High Rock after delivering emergency supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in High Rock, Grand Bahama on September 10

A ship pushed by a flood near the road can be seen in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Storm Dorian
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A ship pushed by a flood near the road can be seen in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Storm Dorian

A ship pushed by a flood near the road can be seen in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Storm Dorian

The photo of a couple can be seen among the rubble in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Hurricane Dorian

The photo of a couple can be seen among the rubble in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Hurricane Dorian

The photo of a couple can be seen among the rubble in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Hurricane Dorian

On September 10, a week after Storm Dorian, a thunderstorm is seen over destroyed trees in Marsh Harbor, Bahmas

On September 10, a week after Storm Dorian, a thunderstorm is seen over destroyed trees in Marsh Harbor, Bahmas

On September 10, a week after Storm Dorian, a thunderstorm is seen over destroyed trees in Marsh Harbor, Bahmas

The upheaval was exciting for her 8-year-old son, Kayden Monestime, who said he was looking forward to going to a mall, McDonald's and Foot Locker.

Also flew to Florida was 41-year-old Shaneka Russell, who owned Smacky's Takeaway, a takeaway restaurant known for its cracked shell. The restaurant, named after the sounds her son made as a baby, was destroyed by Dorian.

Russell said good Samaritans had brought her and a group of people to their homes this weekend and had found a hotel room in Nassau for a few days.

& # 39; To know we were going to a hotel with electricity and air conditioning and a decent shower, I cried, & # 39; she said.

A destroyed house can be seen in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10.

A destroyed house can be seen in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10.

A destroyed house can be seen in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10.

A man cycles past destroyed homes in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Storm Dorian

A man cycles past destroyed homes in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Storm Dorian

A man cycles past destroyed homes in Marsh Harbor, Bahamas on September 10, a week after Storm Dorian

A girl looks up while a rescue helicopter flies over Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas on September 10

A girl looks up while a rescue helicopter flies over Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas on September 10

A girl looks up while a rescue helicopter flies over Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas on September 10

The nearby island of Eleuthera also recorded evacuees as unmet needs continue to grow, said Sadye Francis, director of a non-profit organization.

& # 39; There are others who can't go anywhere, & # 39; she said. & # 39; The true depth of the devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama is still unfolding. & # 39;

Dimple Lightbourne, a 30-year-old Abaco resident now in Nassau, said she couldn't wait to escape the disaster that Dorian left behind.

& # 39; I don't want to see the Bahamas for a while. It's stressful, & she said. & # 39; I want to go to America. … This is a new chapter. I have removed all pages. Just give me a new book to fill in. & # 39;

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