USAID Administrator Mark Green's Call with French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb and the Director-General of the French Development Agency, Remy Rioux


For Immediate Release

Monday, September 11, 2017
USAID Press Office
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The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Clayton M. McCleskey:

On September 11, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke by phone with the French Minister of the Interior, Gerard Collomb, and the Director-General of the French Development Agency, Remy Rioux, to offer his condolences to the people of Saint-Martin in the wake of Hurricane Irma's devastation. Administrator Green also reiterated the United States' commitment to supporting the Government of France's response to this disaster. USAID is assisting humanitarian partners in Saint-Martin to provide emergency relief supplies. A USAID team of disaster and technical experts is en route to Saint-Martin. At the request of the French Government, USAID is also working with the U.S. military to provide water-desalination services and airlift support to deliver critical supplies to Saint-Martin.

Last updated: September 11, 2017

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