News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. Sept. 7, 2017: The United Nations yesterday said it will be sending help to the islands in the Caribbean affected by Irma. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United Nations is working closely with the CDEMA-led Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) and the affected countries to bring assistance to those most in need. We are saddened by the reports of lives lost, and of people made homeless by this storm,” Stephen O’Malley, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Barbados and the OECS said Wednesday.