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Caribbean Island: La Soufriere Volcanic Eruption

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On April 9, 2021, La Soufrière erupted explosively for the first time in over 40 years, sending an ash plume 10km into the sky. Subsequently multiple eruptions have been reported. An estimated 290,841 people in St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) and surrounding Caribbean islands have been exposed to the effects of this volcanic eruption. This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross (SVGRC), Barbados Red Cross Society (BRCS), Saint Lucia Red Cross (SLRC), and Grenada Red Cross Society (GRCS) to deliver assistance and support for 18 months to 5,400 people affected on the following areas: Shelter and Essential Household Items (EHI), Livelihood & Basic Needs, Health and Psychosocial Support (PSS), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, Gender & Inclusion (PGI), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

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