Dominica: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 13 February 2024.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care), Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how much of the UK aid pledged to Dominica following Hurricane Maria has been distributed to which projects.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK provided over £196 million to all the countries impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. For Dominica, this included £7 million in humanitarian relief and a £25 million reconstruction grant through the UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund for water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades. In addition, the UK has committed over £46 million to further strengthen resilience in Dominica, through: the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (£3.8 million); retrofitting seven health facilities (£5.5 million); geothermal well drilling (£8.7 million); skills training for disadvantaged youth (£2 million); small business development; technical assistance in disaster preparedness; and £26 million to renovate the Loubiere to Grand Bay Road.

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