International aid agency World Vision is on the ground responding to the devastation caused by hurricane Iota which swept through Nicaragua last night.
More than 2 million people are in the path of the hurricane which grew into an overwhelming Category 5 storm with wind speeds of 160mph (260km/h). "We are on the ground across Central America responding to this disaster. Rapid response teams are assessing need. We have prepositioned materials ready for distribution, including food, clean water, mattresses and blankets," said Yvan Castro, Deputy Director of World Vision in Guatemala.