U.S. Department of State: A Message of Solidarity for Dominica and the Caribbean

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesperson

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

September 20, 2017

A Message of Solidarity for Dominica and the Caribbean

The United States stands in solidarity with the people of Dominica and all those across the Caribbean region affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.  The United States stands ready to work with you and our international partners to provide immediate disaster relief.  We are in the process of coordinating the best possible package of assistance.

The recent natural disasters underscore our interconnectedness and the importance of strong partnership with the Caribbean. The Department of State has an ongoing Task Force working to determine the extent of the damages, to coordinate evacuation efforts, and to provide assistance to U.S. citizens in the affected countries.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Caribbean region.

For more information on how the public can support disaster relief efforts, please go to the Center for International Disaster Information at www.cidi.org.