30 metric tonnes of food supplies sent to Saint Vincent from the United Arab Emirates arrived at the Argyle International Airport sometime after 8 pm on Tuesday 18th May.
This comes after the eruption of La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea, which resulted in the displacement of approximately 15,000 people.
Bader Abdullah Al Matroshi, UAE Ambassador to Cuba and UAE’s representative to the Association of the Caribbean States, said, “The UAE always seeks to provide all possible support to brotherly and friendly countries in circumstances that require solidarity and cooperation at all levels.”
He added, “The food supplies reflect the continuous efforts made by the UAE in meeting the basic needs of those affected by natural disasters.”
According to the UAE, the aid will benefit 5,000 people in the southern Caribbean nation.