Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica
02.10.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of last week, while speaking at the UN, the UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric appealed for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, UN Radio reports.
As to the report, the category five storm caused catastrophic damage, leaving every one of the 71,000 inhabitants affected.
As to the report, Dujarric told that with nearly everything on the island destroyed or damaged, needs are «monumental.»
«Through this US$31-million appeal, the United Nations and its partners plan to provide humanitarian assistance and early recovery interventions over the next three months. Our colleagues at the World Food Programme (WFP) said they have delivered some 10 metric tons of high-energy biscuits to Dominica this week, including to communities in the remote interior by helicopter and to coastal communities by boat. Overall, the World Food Programme plans to provide a range of food assistance to some 25,000 people for three months. WFP is also providing critical logistics, air service and telecommunications support to Dominica and the humanitarian relief response. The UN has been airlifting critical emergency supplies, including mobile storage units and pallets, tarps, boats, and electric generators from Panama,» he said.