Canada provides over $1.2 million in response to Hurricane Beryl in Caribbean

Canada is providing funds to assist Caribbean countries in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Beryl.

International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen said emergency food and nutrition services, as well as protection and logistics services, will be provided.

He said with climate-related natural disasters on the rise and global warming leading to an increase in tropical storms, Canada is prepared to support people affected by severe weather crises.

Mr Hussen said CAD$500,000 will be allocated to the United Nations’ World Food Programme for emergency food assistance and logistics services.

One hundred sixty thousand has also been allocated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies relief operations in response to its appeal for St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, and Jamaica.

In addition, Canada is also deploying essential relief items to the Jamaica Red Cross valued at up to $350,000.

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