USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda

USAID Lending Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Barbuda

PRESS RELEASE:-The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), is providing assistance to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda following the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. Working in partnership with Antigua and Barbuda’s Red Cross, the United States Government  will provide US$100,000 in immediate disaster relief for essential relief items including mattresses, bedding, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, kits, and clean-up equipment.

The catastrophic category five storm decimated the smaller of the twin-island state, damaging 90 % of its buildings and leaving the country “barely habitable” before continuing on its destructive path across the region. A USAID/OFDA assessment team is expected to be on the ground in Antigua next week to conduct further assessments to determine what additional assistance is needed, following the passage of Hurricane José.

USAID/OFDA is continuing to monitor the impacts of ongoing weather systems, and has deployed response teams to countries in the projected path of the storms. Disaster experts are prepared to conduct damage assessments and provide immediate assistance to affected countries as soon as conditions permit.

USAID supports a number of international NGO and UN partners in the region that are equipped to immediately provide assistance to hard-hit areas. As the U.S. Government’s lead federal coordinator for international disaster response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is coordinating with disaster officials in the region, as well as with U.S. embassies in countries that could potentially be impacted by these storm events.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply

    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    “Fear God,” he shouted. “Give glory to him. For the time has come when he will sit as judge. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all the springs of water.”

    – Revelation 14: 7

  2. Mary
    September 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Wonder if the USA will ever help us in a situation like this since our bright human rights lawyer wrote to them about operation restore confidence . Look now these thugs are taking over the streets and crime has increase significantly.

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