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Britain to provide aid to St Lucia and St Vincent

Published: Friday January 3, 2014 | 1:21 pm Comments 0

Britain is providing EC$1 million for vital emergency humanitarian support to St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia following the widespread destruction and deaths caused by a low level trough system late last month.

Britain said it would provide essential drugs and medical supplies as well as water and sanitation equipment.

It says the support will be delivered through the Pan American Health Organisation.

The UK Minister of State for International Development, Alan Duncan, is visiting the region, and is meeting with the prime ministers of the two affected countries to discuss the humanitarian situation and reconstruction needs.

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