UN mobilizes $4 million to help Caribbean respond to Hurricane Beryl — a global issue

Hurricane Beryl The strongest hurricane The first ever hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean in June, Hurricane Illuminati, caused havoc as it battered Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica.

Initially a tropical storm, Beryl rapidly strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane, briefly reaching wind speeds of 240 km/h (150 mph) and Category 5 status.

Hurricane Beryl has now weakened to a Category 3 storm and continues to pose a significant threat as it moves toward Belize and Mexico.

The storm killed at least 10 people, injured many, caused widespread destruction, and forced thousands to evacuate.

UN Secretary-General: “Deeply disappointed”

united nations Secretary-General António Guterresexpressed deep disappointment He mourned the damage caused by the hurricane and reaffirmed his solidarity with the affected countries.

“The Secretary-General, in coordination with affected States, is considering launching an appeal to address the humanitarian needs resulting from the effects of Hurricane Beryl,” he said. SpokespersonStephane Dujarric said: statement It was issued late Wednesday.

The statement added that the United Nations would provide $4 million. Central Emergency Response Fund to Grenada, Jamaica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

UN team on the ground

UN humanitarian officials in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada are working with local authorities to assess the damage and assist with the response.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is also in Barbados supporting efforts in the country and the Eastern Caribbean, Dujarric said. He said at a press conference The ceremony was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York early that morning.

The team will also be heading to Belize and Jamaica, he added.


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