The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be providing financial support in the form of grant funding towards emergency relief efforts for communities affected by recent flooding.

Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson-Regis, in a statement yesterday said the assistance through the utilization of the Emergency Response Grant under the CDB’s Disaster Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines amounts to US $200,000.

According to CMC News, the relief from this grant will be executed by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with local authorities.

President of the CDB, Dr. Warren Smith, who has expressed solidarity with the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago, added that as Caribbean people there is a common understanding of what is happening because of shared experiences with such weather conditions.

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