India has donated USD 500,000 for the relief and rehabilitation efforts in St Lucia in the aftermath of Hurricane Tomas. Indian Ambassador to the UN, Hardeep Singh Puri handed over a cheque to St Lucian ambassador to the UN, Donatus Keith St Aimee in New York. New Delhi had condoled the loss of
lives and expressed solidarity with the people of Saint Lucia following the devastating effects of Hurricane Tomas.
In a response to a request from the Government of St Lucia, India had decided to make a cash donation of USD 500,000 towards assistance in recovery and rehabilitation following Hurricane Tomas, an official Indian statement said.
St Lucia and St Vincent bore the brunt of the passage of Hurricane Tomas in late October 2010 with the death toll in St Lucia at seven.