Anguilla: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to match the humantiarian assistance provided by the French Government to the people of St Barts, St Martin and Guadeloupe in providing emergency assistance and reconstruction funds to the people of the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Prime Minister has made available £32million to support those affected by Hurricane Irma and a cross-Government response has been stood up. DFID has sent more than 40 metric tonnes of UKaid to the region including thousands of shelter kits and of solar lanterns. Nine tonnes of food and water have been procured and are being transported to Anguilla. More supplies will be arriving throughout the month. We are also working with the Overseas Territories institutions to understand how we will move from disaster response to early recovery and long-term reconstruction. The Government will continue to do all it can to support those affected.

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