US sends relief flight to Antigua and Barbuda

A Relief Flight from Miami, containing key assistance commodities including tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, water containers, and chain saw/clean-up kits, arrived in Antigua and Barbuda today.

The shipment is part of the United States Government’s ongoing assistance to the storm-ravaged twin-island state, still reeling from Hurricane Irma, the category 5 storm that severely impacted Barbuda last Wednesday, September 6, 2017. This assistance is being coordinated through the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and in collaboration with Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services.

Thursday’s flight included several essential items not available in-country. This relief flight follows a U.S. $100,000 award donated by the United States Government to the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross for assistance to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

A five-person USAID/OFDA Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) was deployed to Antigua and Barbuda on September 11, 2017, to conduct a needs assessment and explore the potential for further assistance.


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  1. dennis
    September 16, 2017

    but Skerrit did not ask he was hidiiiiiiiiiiiiiing wicked all you wicked in Dominicaaaaaaaaaaa

  2. J.John Charles
    September 15, 2017

    Correction, mortal blow.

  3. J.John Charles
    September 15, 2017

    Where was the U.S government under Obama when Erika gave us a mortal.?

    • Thomas Hobbes
      September 15, 2017

      Think again. The US has vital interest in Antigua. What interest they have in Dominica?

      • Shepy
        September 16, 2017

        Dominica does not consider the US as a friend. Its only in times of need that we hope that they will forget our ills and dump plane loads of assistance to us!

        The government\s true friends are Venezuela, Iran, Libya, Morocco, Malaysia and the like.

    • Me
      September 15, 2017

      Dominica did not declare itself as a disaster zone

    • Grateful Irma passed DA
      September 16, 2017

      Correct me I’m wrong, but didn’t Dominica get help after Erica from the US Red Cross and through USAID. Do you really think that Antigua will be getting help because of Trump.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 17, 2017

      John Charles, you are an idiot as usual!

      No American Administration gives Dominica anything in large quantity!

      You why?

      I will tell you, the reason is Dominica is on the wrong side of history. Even when the U. S donates money to Dominica to say aid victims of storms, the exercise caution by donating very small amounts. I suspect it is because they know that all of what they donate will go into some Dominica politician pocket.

      Under Roosevelt you do not expect them to support Roosevelt, when more than three years ago, or just prior to Erika, or after Erika,that little mouse Roosevelt went to Cuba, and said ” United States must lift Embargo on Cuba.”

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaah: As if he is somebody!

      If you are not with me; you are against me! Let Alba, and Russia, and Venezuela help you all! People get what they deserve.

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