St Vincent and the Grenadines: The government of Montserrat has deployed a consignment of emergency supplies to meet the immediate needs of the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines affected by the ongoing eruption of La Soufrière volcano.
Twelve pallets of emergency supplies from Montserrat’s emergency supply containing 7,200 N95 masks, 400 blankets, 200 beds, 140 helmets, water pump and accessories, 8 folding tables and push brooms were shipped on Thursday, 29 April 2021.
The donation of resources managed by the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is designed to meet the basic needs of residents living in emergency shelters, under the supervision of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The emergency relief supplies were collected by the vessel MV Promise Kept on Thursday and are expected to arrive in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, April 30, 2021.
This delivery of supplies follows the announcement by the Montserrat government on April 12 that Montserrat will donate humanitarian supplies, contribute one hundred and fifty thousand East Caribbean dollars (EC $150,000) and form a local team around the residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Through the office of the Prime Minister, the government of Montserrat continues to communicate with the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and regional organizations to maintain support for people affected by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano.
The DMCA noted that the deployment of emergency relief supplies to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will not jeopardize the ongoing preparations for the upcoming 2021 Atlantic hurricane season that officially begins on June 1, 2021.