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The Armed Forces in the French West Indies in support of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The surveillance frigate Ventôse set sail late yesterday afternoon from the Fort-de-France naval base to provide humanitarian aid to the island of Saint Vincent, which has been hit by a volcanic eruption.

The Ventôse docked at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Saint Vincent in the presence of the French Consul.

The soldiers delivered aid to the people of Saint Vincent.

Namely, 24m3 of humanitarian cargo provided by the Regional Intervention Platform Americas and Caribbean of the French Red Cross (kits of personal protective equipment COVID and cleaning kits).

75 tons of drinking water, including 45 tons supplied by GBH (Groupe Bernard Hayot) through its subsidiary Carrefour Martinique, 25 tons supplied by the FAA and 5 tons supplied by the CT of Martinique.

Finally, 3m3 of individual protection kits for respiratory and ocular protection provided by the Martinique hospital workers’ union.

Representatives  from the World Food Programme and the Antilles inter-ministerial zone staff (EMIZA) are on site to assess the additional needs of the population.

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