Britain increases aid for storm-hit Caribbean islands

Royal Navy landing ship RFA Mounts Bay has delivered six tonnes of emergency aid to Anguilla after the British Overseas Territory was devastated by Hurricane Irma

The UK has committed £32m to helping overseas territories devastated by Irma.

"But hundreds of dedicated British public servants are doing their utmost to help and they will not relent in their efforts".

Virgin founder Richard Branson is picking up the pieces on his private island after Hurricane Irma brought massive devastation to parts of the Caribbean.

The UK Government itemised the assistance rendered to its territories.

Last week, Patel pledged to double the number of humanitarian experts in the region from four to eight.

RAM also dispatched helped after Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas recently.

During a stopover in Barbados, on his way to Anguilla, the Foreign Secretary told Sky News he was expecting Prime Minister Theresa May to announce "tens of millions" of pounds in more aid to the stricken islands.

"There were about 700 troops in the region that has now gone up to 1,000".

Her marine engineer partner Leo Whitting, 38, stayed behind - but after seeing images of the awesome power of the storm Ms Knight said she believed he had died.

Shilan Ghafoor and Hari Jami, who had their honeymoon cut short, called for more help for locals braced for a second storm.

Amongst those deployed were the 40 Commando Royal Marines and the 3 Commando Brigadiers, eight DFID humanitarian experts, 10 FCO Rapid Deployment staff as well as humanitarian experts funded by United Kingdom aid. Both sides have increased military forces there as reports of looting increase.

The Ambassador to the U.S. has deployed teams of staff at airports in the affected areas of the USA.

British Forces Gibraltar, as a Forward Mounting Base, is now engaged in numerous activities in support of HMS Ocean's re-tasking.

The Foreign Office has set up a hotline for those concerned about friends and relatives affected by the hurricane: +44 (0) 20 7008 0000.

His comments came after a prison on Tortola - the largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean - had reportedly been blown open after the storm.

There were 420,000 British citizens in Florida either as residents or visitors, where Hurricane Irma also caused devastation.

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