Puerto Rico: Storms

Department for International Development written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department has provided to Puerto Rico to assist with the reconnection of water and electricity as a result of the storms of September 2017.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin 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)

Puerto Rico is an American territory, and, as such, was not a focus of our relief and recovery efforts. DFID does not have a bilateral aid programme or presence there.

In response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the UK has provided over £185m of humanitarian and reconstruction assistance to our Overseas Territories and independent Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean.

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