Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Thursday, 21 September 2017

The Government of Dominica continues to seek assistance from every part of the globe.

This is all in an effort to bring relief to those who have been affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

The communities identified as “special disaster areas” as well as other critical areas have already begun receiving supplies including food, water, and medicine.

At a press conference on Monday August 31st, Prime Minister Skerrit conveyed that he has written to every country seeking assistance.

“We have a British ship coming to Dominica on Wednesday with 150 men, water, dry food, helicopters, machines and the Dutch have a ship in Curacao leaving on Tuesday for Dominica with men, supplies and a helicopter. The Prime Minister of St. Lucia will be here on Tuesday morning to show solidarity; the Grenadian Minister for Health came here last night to help us with the deceased; the French ambassador will be here on Tuesday; the British High Commissioner will be here on Wednesday; we’ve had the Vice President of the regional Council of Guadeloupe visiting us.

“A number of people are coming in to express their solidarity with what Dominica.

“I’m in contact with leaders every single day trying to find out how they can help and what they can do. There is so much mobilization taking place,” the Prime Minister stated.

A Venezuelan ship is already on island assisting with the relief efforts while a Venezuelan helicopter is assisting with airlifting people out of disaster areas and bringing supplies to areas only accessible by air.

Six Venezuelans are also part of the search and rescue team.

For those wishing to send relief aid to Dominica they should address the shipment to:

Commonwealth of Dominica Relief Aid

Attention: Mr Gregoire Thomas

C/O DEXIA

P.O Box 173,

Bayfront, Roseau

Dominica

Tel: 1(767)448-2780

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