20 Apr 2021

St Vincent: tens of thousands living in shelters as UN launches funding appeal

News Correspondent

The United Nations has launched a global funding appeal for St Vincent and the Grenadines to help the country’s recovery from ongoing volcanic eruptions.

Thousands of people are now living in basic sheltered accommodation across the island of St Vincent after evacuating their homes.

Many have no idea when they can return and the situation is further complicated by Covid-19, with several outbreaks in shelters already being reported.