18 Apr 2021

St Vincent call for more international aid as volcanic threat remains

News Correspondent

It’s nine days since the volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent erupted spewing ash six miles into the air. Thousands of people were evacuated to safer parts of the island. But even in the south there’s no getting away from the volcanic dust which covers almost everything. There’s now a shortage of water because ash has contaminated the supply.

The volcano Le Soufriere in the north of the island is just eleven miles from the capital Kingstown.

Our team has travelled to the worst hit area with the island’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves who says more international aid is needed.