Saturday 21 October 2017

UK to pledge £32m to Hurricane Irma relief effort - Theresa May

High winds and rain sweep through the streets of the Matelnillo community (Carlos Giusti/AP)
High winds and rain sweep through the streets of the Matelnillo community (Carlos Giusti/AP)

Jack Hardy, Jemma Crew and Aine Fox

The Government has bolstered the funds available to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma to £32 million, the Prime Minister has said.

Theresa May announced the cash injection to the relief effort following a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on Thursday afternoon.

The deadly storm continues to lay waste to swathes of the Caribbean, including British overseas territories.

Mrs May said her "thoughts and prayers" were with all those affected.

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