UAE sends urgent aid to Saint Vincent following volcano eruption


The UAE has sent 30 metric tonnes of food supplies to Saint Vincent.

This comes after the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea, which resulted in the displacement of approximately 15,000 people.

Bader Abdullah Al Matroshi, UAE Ambassador to Cuba and UAE’s representative to the Association of the Caribbean States, said, "The UAE always seeks to provide all possible support to brotherly and friendly countries in circumstances that require solidarity and cooperation at all levels."

He added, "The dispatch of a food supplies plane to Saint Vincent today reflects the continuous efforts made by the UAE in meeting the basic needs of those affected by natural disasters."

According to the UAE, the aid will benefit 5,000 people in the southern Caribbean nation.

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