Consistent with our traditional emergency assistance protocols, The University of the West Indies is activating a two-phased approach to the response efforts for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).
The first phase is the rapid response in the deployment of relief aid and experts to assist in the areas of greatest need in close coordination with the Government and National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, while the second phase concentrates on the mobilisation of expertise in rehabilitation response.
In this immediate phase, we encourage staff, students, alumni, friends and partners to join in contributing financial resources with special priority towards healthcare, education and displaced students left vulnerable following the eruption of the La Soufrière Volcano.Here's how to give
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Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has reached out to Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves assuring that the University stands ready to mobilise any additional support needed in the wake of the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.
On April 9, at 8:41 am, an eruption column (cloud of ash) began rising above the La Soufrière volcano located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This signalled that the volcano moved to an explosive phase following three months of effusive eruption, magma extrusion and more recently, tremor and volcano-tectonic (VT) seismic activity.