CARICOM, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a high-level donor conference in the United States next month, according to a statement issued by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat.

It said that the November 20-21 conference will be to mobilise international resources for member CARICOM countries devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria when they passed through the Lesser Antilles last month killing several people and causing damage worth more than a billion US dollars.

Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda were among the hardest hit CARICOM countries as the Category 5 storms also hit the Bahamas, St Kitts-Nevis, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands and St Martin.

According to CMC news, this initiative is aimed at rebuilding the devastated members as the first climate resilient countries in the world and helping the wider CARICOM region improve its resilience.



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