St. Vincent & the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves thanked the Venezuelan government and people for sending the aid when the multi-island nation needs it the most.
“Venezuela has helped the island many times in recent years. I was not surprised that it lends a hand again so quickly,” Gonsalves said minutes after the AB “Goajira” T-63 Navy ship arrived in his country.
The navy ship sailed from La Guaira State with 68 doctors, rescuers, and experts in disaster situations, who will help in the evacuation and care of the victims of the volcano eruption.
“St. Vincent and the Grenadines will overcome this emergency and it will emerge stronger. We are here to help them get through these difficult times,” Venezuela’s Vice Minister for the Caribbean Raul Li assured.
The Venezuelan government also sent food, drinking water, blankets, sheets, mattresses, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, hammocks, and personal health kits.
The ship will be at the disposal of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines for as long as the emergency lasts.
It will also transport humanitarian aid from other Caribbean Islands to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.