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Aid budget rules did not stop help reaching hurricane victims, Government says

Aid budget rules did not stop help reaching hurricane victims, Government says

In his first interview since it was revealed he would be travelling to the region, Boris Johnson said his visit is a "very important statement" by the Government to show it is "here for United Kingdom nationals" and is a "sign of our absolute commitment to them".

He has defended the UK's response saying it was "extremely fast".

The government recently announced a £32m aid package to be delivered to Britain's overseas Caribbean territories.

Mr Johnson said the United Kingdom would be there for Anguilla for "the long term" after the island's "hellish experience".

His trip follows criticism from people living in the Caribbean and senior MPs that the UK's response was too slow.

Mr Johnson said he is visiting to "show the commitment of the United Kingdom to this country", adding: "We are here to help".

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travelled to the region to see the impact of the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and said the money was needed "massively".

The French government has also faced criticism from political opponents and from islanders who say they feel abandoned amid the post-hurricane chaos.

"I am talking about real capital infrastructure development by the British government".

Nine people were killed in the British territories in the hurricane out of a total of at least 50 dead in the region.

"The DEC and its members have been closely monitoring poorer islands such as Haiti, but the current assessment is that the scale of the long-term damage to infrastructure and livelihoods is not at the level which justifies DEC members collectively appealing to the United Kingdom public for funds".

Highlighting the presence of the Royal Marines on the island, he said "it is the biggest operation our armed forces have conducted since Libya", calling it a "huge effort that is going on now".

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Speaking at the home of Anguilla governor Tim Foy on Tuesday, Mr Johnson praised the community's response to the hurricane.

"Absolutely nothing held us back in sending help".

On Wednesday the Government pledged an additional £25 million to help the rebuilding effort on top of the £32 million already promised.

In a statement, the DEC said: "Many of the islands that have been affected are supported by wealthy nations such as the UK, France and the USA, and those governments are providing the assistance needed".

HMS Ocean has been loaded 5,000 hygiene kits, 10,000 buckets and 500,000 aquatabs, all United Kingdom aid funded.

"They are being told to go to the airport each day but the Dutch and the French are just looking after their own", he told the Daily Telegraph.

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