Aid from the Netherlands arrives on Sint Maarten



HOLLAND / SINT MAARTEN — Today another major shipment of emergency equipment arrived on Sint Maarten. An Airbus A400 from the French air force landed today on Princess Juliana International Airport bringing shelter homes, police supplies and medical supplies. The shelter homes will be used as temporary housing for people whose home has been destroyed in the hurricane.

The shipment also contains important medical supplies and machines such as incubators, echoes and anesthetics equipment.

The Airbus A400 of the French Armed Forces, landed today 11:30 at Princess Juliana International Airport in Philipsburg, Sint. Maarten. The Netherlands and France worked together to provide the island with emergency supplies. Since hurricane Irma hit Sint Maarten on September 6th six major cargoes with aid supplies were shipped to the island by the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Affairs of the Netherlands.

At the end of this month, the next shipment will be the Karel Doorman for the third time to supply the island.