Theresa May has promised a further £25 million of Government funding to help the Hurricane Irma relief effort.
The Prime Minister announced the extra money in the Commons amid criticism of the Government’s response to the devastation in the Caribbean.
May said the new funding was on top of the £32 million already promised to tackle the disaster.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been criticised for not doing enough in the wake of the Category 5 storm that killed at least 47 people as it made its way through the Caribbean and Florida.
But May said that the government has been holding regular meetings to coordinate its response.
More than 1,000 military personnel have already been sent to the region and an additional 200 are expected to arrive in the next few days, as well as 60 police and 40 tonnes of aid.
International Development Secretary Priti Patel has said the government is ‘working at full capacity’ in its overseas territories to deal with the aftermath of last week’s hurricane.
According got Forces.net shelter kits are being distributed in Anguilla to help those left homeless.
HMS Ocean, is carrying 5,000 hygiene kits, 10,000 buckets and 500,000 water purification tablets, is also on its way.