The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an Emergency Relief Grant of 200,000 US dollars is being made immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika.

The CDB said in a statement that the grant is being provided in accordance with its Disaster Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines, and is aimed at assisting the country in its response to the disaster.

Vice-President of Operations at CDB, Patricia McKenzie said: “We are saddened by the loss of life and how the disruption caused by this storm will affect the lives of Dominicans. We are in touch with the Government of Dominica; working with CDEMA and are standing by to provide concessionary financing, in addition to the grant, to help the country rebuild.”

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