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Groups Aid Islands Slammed By Hurricane Beryl

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – International organizations are running to the aid of countries slammed by Hurricane Beryl.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – International organizations are running to the aid of countries slammed by Hurricane Beryl. The International Federation of the Red Cross is one of those organizations mobilizing support, and according to Bahamas Red Cross President Edison Sumner, the local organization will also be stepping up.

Hurricane Beryl rolled up the Caribbean chain, directly impacting Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Jamaica, and affecting other islands like Barbados and Dominica. Reports from those islands reveal a death toll of at least six. The hurricane ripped off roofs, decimated buildings, and flooded many residential areas.

The United Nations mobilized $4 million to be shared among the impacted countries. Following Hurricane Dorian, The Bahamas received assistance from many of these countries. Sumner says it’s only right The Bahamas returns the favor.

The World Food Kitchen, along with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, is in Barbados preparing ready-to-eat meals for the countries in that area. The World Central Kitchen is also on the ground.

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