Boris Johnson to visit islands affected by Hurricane Irma

Boris Johnson to visit islands affected by Hurricane Irma

The Foreign Secretary will see the relief efforts first-hand

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Boris Johnson is to visit the British foreign territories which have been devastated in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The Foreign Secretary is to visit the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla in his trip, which were battered by the storm, formerly the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record.

He described the efforts in the aftermath of the storm – which he called a “consular crisis” as “unprecedented” and vowed he was confident that everything was being done to help British nationals.

The Foreign Office said Johnson will spend the next few days there in order to see the relief efforts made by the UK first-hand.

Roughly 50 police officers and more than 700 troops have already been sent to the islands affected by the hurricane.

A number of high-profile charities are involved in the relief efforts to piece together lives and livelihoods destroyed by Irma. 

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