Emergency housing for St Maarten

Today saw the arrival of temporary housing in St Maarten for people who lost their homes in hurricane Irma. The flat pack homes were arranged by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Affairs and flown in by the French armed forces on an Airbus A400. The Netherlands and France are working together closely to help St Maarten and Saint Martin.

The aircraft was also carrying medical equipment such as incubators, ultrasound machines and anaesthesia equipment, as well as supplies for the police.

St Maarten was severely hit by hurricane Irma on 6 September. Since then many aid supplies have been transported to the island by sea and air. At the end of this month the Dutch navy vessel HNLMS Karel Doorman will make its third trip.