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GIS:-Khalsa Aid Rapidly Mobilized Efforts Following Hurricane Irma.

The UK-based humanitarian organization, Khalsa Aid, has helped provide emergency relief to Anguilla, and is now focusing its efforts on Dominica in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Khalsa Aid joins other international non-profit organizations that have been mobilizing to contribute to the region’s recovery.

Khalsa Aid Project Coordinator, Kanwar Singh, paid a visit to the OECS Commission to report on the supply of critical items such as food packs, flash lights and batteries to the most vulnerable in Antigua, and traveling to Dominica to provide relief.

“One of the things we did in Anguilla was to fix the boats of some fisherman so that they could go out and fish and provide an income,” said Mr. Singh.

The organization rapidly mobilized efforts following Hurricane Irma that left unprecedented destruction in Barbuda, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, said the OECS was grateful to Khalsa Aid and its generosity at a time when all international efforts needed to be ramped up in the face of one of the Caribbean’s worst humanitarian disasters.

“The situation in all islands affected by both hurricanes remains precarious, and while regional bodies are working around the clock to provide critical support, our efforts are greatly enhanced by the work of international development organizations such as Khalsa Aid who can respond to individual and particular demands in certain communities to enhance the quality of relief being provided,” said Dr. Jules.

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