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The Government of Spain expresses its great dismay at the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean region

Friday 8 September 2017
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Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación

​Spain expresses its great dismay at the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean region which, to date, has left many people dead and a trail of unprecedented destruction in its wake after striking Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin, St Barts, Anguilla, the Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, the Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. It also expresses its support and solidarity with the people and authorities of all those countries affected

Spain has agreed to pay out 80,000 euros in emergency aid to attend to the most pressing needs of some of the countries affected by the hurricane. This aid will be channeled through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The beneficiary countries are Haiti (30,000 euros), the Dominican Republic (30,000 euros), Antigua and Barbuda (10,000 euros) and St Kitts and Nevis (10,000 euros).

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