Emergency Assistance in response to Hurricane “Beryl” disaster in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to the Hurricane “Beryl” disaster, upon the request from the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

1. Disaster situation
Hurricane “Beryl”, which has caused serious human and property damage on July 1st. According to Embassy of Japan in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the damage situation as of July 6 was as follows:

Deaths       1 person
Injured       Unidentified
Affected Approx.   15,000 people
Missing       2 people
Evacuee       1,362 people
Damaged houses
- Bequia Island (Bequia): 10-20% of houses damaged. Airport facilities are available
- Mustique Island (Mustique): Minimal damage. Airport and jetty facilities are available.
- Canouan Island (Canouan): Debris on the airport runway has been removed and is usable. 90% of nearby houses damaged.
- Mayreau Island: 90% of houses damaged.
- Union Island: 90% of houses are severely damaged or destroyed.

2. Goods supplied
A. Emergency relief goods (from the JICA warehouse in Miami

Plastic sheets
Sleeping pads
Portable jerry cans

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from the JICA warehouse in Miami to Kingstown on the next available flight.

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