Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl rapidly developed into one of the strongest hurricanes to impact the Caribbean in recent history. It has impacted several countries across the south-eastern Caribbean, where it made landfall as a category-4 hurricane. Extensive infrastructure damage has been reported in the wake of the hurricane and hundreds of people have been displaced from their homes. 

Local Red Cross volunteers in Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago are working to understand the scope of the damage and the best way to support people impacted. The Grenada Red Cross, Dominica Red Cross and St. Lucia Red Cross are also distributing emergency supplies, which include hygiene kits, tarps, blankets, mosquito nets, as well as meals. 

The Canadian Red Cross is working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and local National Societies to help those impacted by Hurricane Beryl in the Caribbean region as quickly as possible. With support from the Government of Canada, we have contributed by providing funds and personnel to support the IFRC’s emergency response in the region. The Canadian Red Cross has also sent emergency relief items from the Government of Canada’s stocks to support the Jamaican Red Cross. These items include blankets, kitchen sets, shelter toolkits, buckets, jerrycans, and tarps.  

The Canadian Red Cross remains in close contact with our Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners and stands ready to respond with additional support, including relief items, personnel and our health emergency response unit. These emergency response tools are maintained thanks to ongoing support from the Government of Canada, and the generosity of people in Canada.

People in Canada wishing to help are encouraged to donate to the Hurricane Beryl Appeal. Money raised will enable the Red Cross to provide immediate relief and support recovery efforts, in addition to resilience and preparedness activities for future events.