UN launches response plan to Hurricane Beryl for 2 Caribbean nations-Xinhua

UN launches response plan to Hurricane Beryl for 2 Caribbean nations

Source: Xinhua

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2024-07-11 03:18:45

UNITED NATIONS, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations, in collaboration with its partners, has launched a response plan calling for 9 million U.S. dollars to support some 43,000 people impacted recently by Hurricane Beryl in two Caribbean countries, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday.

Of the 9 million dollars, 5 million dollars will be used to assist 24,000 people in Grenada, and 4 million dollars will support 19,000 people in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, said Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The response plan, launched Tuesday night, aims to address the immediate needs of those affected by the hurricane, Dujarric said at the daily briefing.

Assessments are ongoing despite access challenges due to power cuts and infrastructure damage, and the response plan will be updated as necessary to reflect new information and evolving needs, he said.

Humanitarians stress the importance of immediate action to meet the urgent needs of those affected, particularly given the expectation of a very intense hurricane season this year, he added.