US Provides $2M In Humanitarian Assistance To Support Hurricane Beryl Relief Efforts In Grenada And St Vincent

(MENAFN- Caribbean News Global) By Caribbean News Global contributor

BARBADOS / GRENADA – In response to the devastating impact of hurricane Beryl on the Caribbean nations of Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $2 million USD in immediate humanitarian assistance to support relief efforts in the two nations.

The US government's pledge of USD1M to Grenada and USD1M to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will provide critical assistance to those most affected by the disaster and will support emergency response efforts, including the provision of logistics, clean water, shelter, and cash support.

United States ambassador Roger Nyhus underscored the United States' unwavering commitment to stand in solidarity with the people of Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:

“We stand strong with the governments and people of Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during this challenging time. While I have seen firsthand the devastation caused by hurricane Beryl in several Eastern Caribbean nations, I have also seen the resilient and unbroken spirit of the people of this great region.

“Through this meaningful and timely aid, the United States is demonstrating our deep and steadfast commitment to our Caribbean friends, neighbours and partners through tangible financial support to advance their recovery efforts.”

The assistance reflects America's enduring friendship with Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and our shared commitment to helping communities rebuild and recover in the wake of natural disasters.

On July 3, 2024, ambassador Roger Nyhus announced immediate US humanitarian support for the communities impacted by hurricane Beryl in Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This comes in response to a direct request for assistance from their governments.

Ambassador Nyhus released a declaration of humanitarian need within hours of hurricane Beryl's pass through the Eastern Caribbean, triggering the release of funding, administered by the Red Cross, to support those affected by the disaster in the two countries.

USAID has disaster experts on the ground, supporting damage assessments. In anticipation of the hurricane's landfall, the United States pre-positioned supplies in the region to ensure a swift response. These proactive measures have allowed for an expedited delivery of aid and support to those in need.

“The United States and Embassy Bridgetown stand in solidarity with the people of Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during this challenging time,” said ambassador Nyhus.“The United States is committed to providing the necessary support to help these communities recover and rebuild. These are our friends, neighbours, and partners.”

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