On behalf of the American people, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is providing disaster relief support to the storm-ravaged island of Dominica.
USAID/OFDA has deployed a four-member assessment team to provide initial damage assessments and needs analysis. This team will be joined on Monday by Regional Advisor John Kimbrough, and Disaster Response and Management Specialist, Audrey Mullings, who will provide on-island coordination of the United States Government’s disaster response efforts, including helicopter reconnaissance. USAID is in the process of providing humanitarian assistance totaling USD$50,000 for the immediate supply of storm-related disaster relief supplies. Working through the Dominica Red Cross, USAID will provide essential relief items to citizens in nine hard-hit areas identified by the government of Dominica.
USAID has been supporting the island of Dominica for many years under its Regional Development Cooperation Strategy for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.