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EU Mobilized Emergency Aid For Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

The European Union (EU) has mobilized €740,000 (EC$2.4 million) in emergency humanitarian aid to support those affected by the extremely damaging consequences of the La Soufrière volcano´s protracted eruption in the small Caribbean island and developing state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Explosive eruptions started on the 9th of April, prompting the local government to order an immediate evacuation of the most directly exposed areas. The pyroclastic flows descending downhill and the approximately 10km-high ash column, whose falling debris have covered villages, damaged the country´s electricity grid and disrupted the water supply.
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