In collaborative efforts with other humanitarian partners, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security reports that it has taken a crucial step in bringing much-needed relief to communities in St. Louis. Mary, Portland and St. Ann, which was hit by heavy rainfall from January 31 to February 1, 2022.
According to a report received by the ministry’s unit for disaster, rehabilitation and welfare, 850 households have been assessed to date.
The parish of St Mary suffered most of the damage from the rainfall, especially in the communities of Pagee, Port Maria and its environs, Jacks River, Baileys Vale and Boscobel. As a result, people there received distributions from the ministry of approximately 370 packed lunches along with over 450 mattresses and hygiene items and sanitary kits.
The sales arcade in Port Maria was also significantly affected by infrastructural damage and loss of goods.
“We want to assure our citizens, especially the sellers who lost valuable goods in the flood at the Port Maria arcade, that we are committed to helping people affected by this disabling disaster and will do everything to help them through this. difficult time, “said Labor and Social Security Minister Karl Samuda.
The ministry said it will continue to monitor and investigate reports of injuries and provide emergency assistance where necessary.