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UN pledges monetary support for Jamaica to help with hurricane recovery efforts

The United Nations is making $4 million available to the Caribbean region as part of recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

According to a release from the UN on Thursday (July 4) given the damage caused by the hurricane, monies will be made available from the Central Emergency Response Fund to kickstart humanitarian operations in nation states impacted, including Jamaica.

UN Resident Coordinator in Jamaica and the UN Secretary-General’s representative in country, Dennis Zulu, further expressed readiness to support the response and recovery efforts alongside the government and other partners.

“The UN has positioned essential supplies and resources to facilitate a swift and effective response. We are also prepared to deploy technical experts to assist with damage assessments, needs identification, and coordination of humanitarian assistance among international development partners and international NGOs. The UN stands firmly with the people and Government of Jamaica, ” Zulu said.

Additionally, the Secretary-General, in coordination with the affected nations, is considering launching an appeal to address humanitarian needs arising from the impact of Hurricane Beryl.

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