Estonian Foreign Ministry provides 30,000 euros for hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands

Report
from Government of Estonia
Published on 15 Sep 2017 View Original

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 30,000 euros as disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The island nations that were hardest hit and are in need of humanitarian assistance are Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser says a number of countries have pledged aid for the island nations. “Estonia is also responding to the plea for assistance to meet basic needs such as availability of clean drinking water or provision of medical care.”

Vital infrastructure such as shops, a power plant, roads and ports have been damaged, depriving people of the opportunity to earn a living.

The Foreign Ministry aid will be given from development and humanitarian aid funds through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which will channel the support to the island nations.

Additional information:

Armo Vask Ministry of Foreign Affairs Communication Department armo.vask@mfa.ee +372 637 7618 +372 5666 8581