Dominica: The sister islands of the Caribbean have encountered the most horrific natural disasters globally. The volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and Grenadines have led to the evacuation of almost 16,000 people.
These people require humanitarian assistance and immediate shelters.
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Prime Minister of Dominica-Roosevelt Skerrit announced that the government of Dominica to accommodate 300 evacuees from St Vincent, and he also stated that the nation would bear all the expenses of those evacuees.
This announcement was made in his weekly show, Annou Pale, on 11 April 2021. In this show, two guests were invited to join the show, Chekira Lockhart-Hypolite, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Kent Edwards, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PM Skerrit declared that officials struggled over the weekend to get the Moroccon Hotel and 10 other properties in Portsmouth ready to help the people displaced by the La Soufriere volcano’s eruption in St Vincent and Grenadines.
These evacuees would be assisted for up to five months, declared by PM Skerrit. National Emergency Planning Organisation (NEPO) already held a meeting to find details for evacuation and shelter management practice in arrangement for evacuees’ arrival, revealed by PM Skerrit.
The Public Utility Committee in Dominica has arranged amenities like water and gas availability. Public Utility Committee would manage the installation of these utilities.
“Attempts are also undertaken for internet connections at 11 identified facilities, ” PM Skerrit added.
“FLOW has agreed to provide finance with the internet services at the respective Morrocan Hotel, at the same time NRC has decided to finance internet installation at ten other facilities too.”
The Emergency Shelter Sub Committee activated its structural management and groups in the place and on standby to help with following all the COVID-19 rules and regulations. Moreover, the National Psychosocial Support team is also helping in these managements.
It will begin work with the evacuees after the quarantine period is over, and the Ministry of Health and Wellness gives clearance.
I have been in touch with my colleague Prime Minister of SVG, Dr Ralph Gonsalves all night. It is estimated that they have to evacuate around 20,000 people due to the La Soufrière volcano. https://t.co/pIeeZ162yB
— Roosevelt Skerrit (@SkerritR) April 9, 2021
Additionally, the National Emergency Planning Organisation (NEPO) and the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) will co-operate sub-committees and overall operations, PM Skerrit stated.