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St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14939, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they have made to UK non-governmental organisations to support those organisations to provide assistance to those affected by the volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The UK has pledged an initial £200,000 to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to help address the humanitarian impact of the eruptions.

The UK is also 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.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, spoke to the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines and his High Commissioner to the UK on 14 April. They 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.