Dominica has received a shipment of humanitarian aid from the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco. The Kingdom of Morocco on Friday, January 17, 2014 delivered to the Government of Dominica a supply of basic food items, medications and blankets.
This humanitarian aid is in response to the Christmas Eve trough system which caused devastation to the
southern part of Dominica.
Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed the assistance from
Morocco. Prime Minister Skerrit also confirmed that Morocco will provide financial assistance to
Dominica for rehabilitation and mitigation works following the damage caused by the trough system.
Heavy and continuous rainfall on December 24, 2013 caused major damage which was concentrated in
the Roseau South and Roseau Valley Constituencies. The total clean-up cost was estimated at eight
hundred and thirty thousand dollars and included clearing of roads, ravines and drains, and dredging of
rivers. Rehabilitation of infrastructure and mitigation was estimated at forty-five million dollars.
The Cabinet of Dominica on Friday, December 27, 2014 took a decision to provide financial assistance to
those affected by the trough system. Following assessment by the relevant government departments
those affected have already began to receive the assistance promised by the Government of Dominica.