The Batral Dumont D’urville, a vessel of the Armed Forces of the French West Indies will call at Port Kingstown on Friday, carrying 30 tonnes (65 pallets) of humanitarian supplies for the people of St. Lucia and St’ Vincent and the Grenadines who were severely affected by the extreme weather on Christmas Eve.

The French Embassy in St. Lucia said the recipients of this consignment are the Red Cross of St. Lucia and of SVG, respectively, as well as NEMO St. Lucia.

This journey by the naval vessel is the result of the mobilization efforts of the French state, through the French Embassy in St. Lucia, the Armed Forces of the French West Indies, the Inter-ministerial Staff of the French West Indies, in close collaboration with the Regional Council of Martinique, the local communities and non-governmental organization, who all came together to display an outburst of exemplary solidarity.

The main donors are are MEDEF Martinique (private company), Department of Education of Martinique, Mayors of Ducos and Anse d’Arlet, Red Cross of Martinique, Rotary Club of Martinique, Antilles Glaces, Urgences Caraïbes, Bay Lanmin, the St Lucia Consulate in Martinique and the Convent of Cluny.

2 replies on “French naval vessel to bring disaster relief supplies on Friday”

  1. When Nemo in St Lucia can be trusted to distribute relief in there country and Nemo in SVG isn’t, it just shows that the world now knows that the government in SVG is playing politics with people’s lives. And that they can’t be trusted to be impartial, even when people’s lives are on the line. Shame and Disgrace.

    Thank you France and the Red Cross, help is surely needed. Thanks on behalf of the people of SVG.

  2. Isn’t this something? The donations go the Red Cross in SVG and ST. Lucia and NEMO in ST. Lucia. No one has to guess why NEMO SVG is not involved.

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