St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Impact of Climate Change on Health, Lives, and Livelihood

Climate disasters are taking a heavy toll across St Vincent and the Grenadines. But Indigenous communities in St. Vincent’s northeast have suffered some of the most serious damage from recent hurricanes and floods. Experts now say these communities are in danger of being wiped out unless urgent action is taken to save them.

Amidst Flooding Fears, Hope for Bridges Grows

School children and residents above the Rabacca Dry River struggle as rainfall and flooding increases

The dramatic and powerful eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano on April 9, 2021, on the Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines led to the evacuation of 20,000 people from the so-called “red zone.” – nearly 5 percent of the 110,000 population of the Caribbean country. While the eruptions and evacuations were deeply traumatic – including no drinking water for weeks – the last two years have been full of more struggles for the evacuees as the government and aid organizations have slowly replaced or rebuilt the housing lost during the disaster.