Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up relief efforts amid criticism over response



European countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting French islands that took the full force of the storm, said a huge "airlift" was bringing more aid.


UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is due in the region and the king of the Netherlands is touring Dutch islands.


Irma killed at least 23 people in the three countries' overseas territories.


The victims include 10 dead on the French island of St Barts and on the French part of St Martin - which is shared with the Netherlands.




BBC     News.