Aid grows for Caribbean nations devastated by Hurricane Beryl

Aid grows for Caribbean nations devastated by Hurricane Beryl
Aid grows for Caribbean nations devastated by Hurricane Beryl

Saint George’s, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) More governments and organizations in and outside the Caribbean are contributing today to the recovery of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Jamaica and other nations with financing and necessary products following the impact of Hurricane Beryl.

The United Kingdom announced the transfer of half a million pounds (more than 640 thousand dollars) to these countries, 800 emergency modules to be distributed among 4,000 victims and the deployment of specialists in disaster response.

The United Nations (UN) provided four million dollars for all the affected territories, while the Development Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean donated 800 thousand dollars specifically to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

The European Union has pledged 450,000 euros (almost 488,000 dollars) to Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – the two most devastated by Beryl – part of which will be provided in cash and the rest in the form of supplies of drinking water, hygiene materials, food and other basic goods, and a UN official reported that 2.5 million dollars have been allocated to Jamaica.

From the area, members of the Caribbean Community, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the private sector and charitable foundations continue to collect and transport humanitarian aid shipments, in addition to coordinating other actions to support the contingency.

Other initiatives launched at national, regional and international levels are also activated to provide assistance following the passage of Hurricane Beryl, which crossed the area as a category four disaster, leaving at least six dead, in addition to brutal devastation in infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and other economic sectors.

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