Emergency on St Vincent
On April 9, the La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent erupted, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing over 20,000 people to evacuate their homes. Dust and ash covered the roads and buildings around the island. Thousands of residents had to be evacuated to live in emergency shelters.
Subsequent eruptions led to power outages and contaminated most of the island’s water supplies.
As the effects of this crisis continued to impact residents, ADRA, together with the local Seventh-day Adventist church, started providing food, water, medical supplies, shelter, and cash vouchers to help meet basic needs.
ADRA launched an appeal in the UK and within a short period of time we raised close to £30,000 to provide immediate help on St Vincent. Together with other ADRA network offices and a generous grant from another organisation, ADRA-UK was able to provide a lifeline to the people on St Vincent.
This Appeal has now closed. Please donate to our Emergency Fund to help us respond to emergencies as they happen!