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Hurricane Ivan - September 2004

Ivan was the worst hurricane of the 2004 season, leaving a path of destruction in the Caribbean. The Cayman Islands and Grenada suffered the brunt of the storm, although it also affected Cuba, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica.

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          In response to this appeal the following agencies have pledged their support:
          CIDA (Canada): Canadian $ 250,000
          USAID (USA): US$ 300,000
          ECHO (European Union): 364,000 Euro
          DFID (United Kingdom): 250,000 Pounds



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