“They wonder why officials haven’t come to retrieve all those who perished during Hurricane Dorian,” the report added.
“As you walk around the town, there is very little in terms of any official presence. In fact, there’s hardly anyone at all – just a scattering of locals looking through what once was their homes, or rummaging for food or supplies.
“On the hood of a car in one of the worst-hit areas lies the corpse of a large dog, untouched since the storm. Its presence speaks to the lack of attention this area has received in the week since Dorian hit this island.”
Officials say 90 percent of the infrastructure is “damaged or destroyed” in Marsh Harbour, where “residents complained that aid had been too slow to arrive”.
One resident said: “We’ve had to funnel gasoline out of destroyed cars to get injured people back and forth. There’s no food, no medicine and no water,” said 37-year-old Tepeto Davis. “We’re suffering out here and no-one cares about us.”
“Mark Green, head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said he had been ‘struck by the focused nature of the devastation’ on the Abacos, and that some areas looked ‘almost as though a nuclear bomb was dropped’, the report added.
Meanwhile, roughly 3,500 were evacuated to Nassau by “passenger planes, cruise liners and government boats and ships”.
“While some were scrambling for shelter others worried that it would take a long time for them to rebuild their lives,” the report said.
Anthony Morley, 61, told Reuters news agency said: “The government says everyone’s being fed, and that’s good.
“But for food I can fish. What I need is a house. I don’t have a bed, a refrigerator.”