US Pledges $2.5M for Hurricane Relief in Jamaica

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Beryl in Jamaica, the United States has committed nearly JMD$400 million (USD$2.5 million) in humanitarian aid. Ambassador N. Nick Perry announced the funding through USAID, following a direct request from the Jamaican government.

Jamaica picking up after Beryl

The aid will support recovery efforts through organizations like the Red Cross and The World Food Program, focusing on repairing homes, providing water and sanitation solutions, and distributing essential relief supplies such as clean-up kits and hygiene items. Additionally, USAID plans to assist affected residents with market-based support to purchase basic household necessities.

Ambassador Perry emphasized the enduring partnership between the US and Jamaica, stating, “Our friendship and partnership with Jamaica are steadfast, and in this time of need, we are here to offer our assistance.”

USAID has already positioned relief supplies in the region and deployed personnel across seven Caribbean countries to aid in assessment and coordination efforts.

The United States reaffirms its commitment to assisting Jamaica and the wider Caribbean community during this challenging period of recovery.