Hurricane Maria: UN supports Dominica families with cash transfers
08.12.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Thousands of vulnerable people on a Caribbean island hard-hit by a recent hurricane will receive emergency cash transfers from two UN agencies, the WFP (the World Food Programme) and the UNICEF (the UN Childrens Fund), UN Radio reports.
As to the report, the WFP and the UNICEF will assist the authorities within Dominica within supporting of over 8,000 families with monthly payments ranging US$90-US$239 (depending on the number of children within the household).
Reportedly, the money will allow families to meet basic needs, incl. purchasing food, clothes and school supplies.
As to the report, Dominica had been struck by Hurricane Maria within this year Sept, resulting in widespread damage to infrastructure, roads and bridges, as well as to agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
About 98% of roofs were damaged, leaving entire communities homeless.
As to the report, the UN agencies had provided distribution of food and relief items in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and are now supporting the Government in the next phase of the relief operation.