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Taiwan, EU donate to Hurricane Beryl emergency response


St. Vincent and the Grenadines (iWitness News) – Taiwan is set to provide US$200,000 in donations to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after Hurricane Beryl hit the country on Monday.

Meanwhile, the European Union has pledged 450,000 euros to SVG and Grenada.

“At this tragic time, Taiwan Ambassador Fiona Huei-Chun Fan expressed solidarity and profound sympathy with the people and government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.,” the Taiwan Embassy in Kingstown said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Taiwan stands firmly and willing to offer support to provide an emergency relief grant as humanitarian aid for the recovery and reconstruction efforts,” the statement said.

It added taht Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te had reaffirmed the Asian ally’s “friendship and solidarity with St. Vincent and the Grenadines during this challenging time, as well as prayers for a swift recovery”.

Sperately on Wednesday, the European Commission said the

450,000 euros in humanitarian aid is to help address the most urgent needs of the affected populations in Grenada and SVG.

“The funding will serve to provide assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by the hurricane, including cash assistance, water, sanitation and hygiene, food items and other basic needs, among other aspects,” a press statement said.

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