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St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14938, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with non-governmental organisations and churches in St Vincent and the Grenadines which are supporting evacuees following the volcanic eruptions.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The UK is a contributor to the International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) which has allocated funding of some £209,000 to the St Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross response.

I spoke to the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines and his High Commissioner to the UK on 14 April. I discussed initial and ongoing UK support for the recovery following the volcanic eruption.

We will continue to work in partnership with the authorities and our trusted humanitarian partners, including the Red Cross Societies and UN Agencies, to ensure that the basic needs of the affected communities are met.