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>> Days after Hurricane Irma wrought devastation on the Caribbean, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has landed in Anguilla to witness it first hand. On the same plane more troops and aid, but it's touched down on the back of criticism that Britain hasn't done enough to help its overseas territories.
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>> We have every sympathy for the suffering of the people that have been hit by this extraordinary hurricane, the biggest in 150 years. But I think most fair minded people looking at the deployment that the UK has made, this is the biggest military deployment sum that we've seen since Libya.
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You've now got 1,000 troops in the area.>> The Caribbean island is one of three UK territories in Irma's path. Boris is also touring the British Virgin Islands. On Tuesday, more Marines were sent to the area after over 100 inmates escaped a local prison. One of the first tasks of British troops is being to restore order and prevent looting.
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But the bigger question is to what extent the UK will help rebuild its territories. Amid mounting criticism on Wednesday, the UK government announced a further 25 million pounds to help the recovery effort. That's on top of a 32 million pounds originally set aside. French President Emmanuel Macron has also met similar outcry over his country's response, touring the Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin Tuesday, he acknowledged legitimate anger among residents.
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>> Condition is very critical now, political order is under control. What I want to do is to have a very fast recovery. So we're trying to fix institution, regarding health, education, access to water, energy and.>> These visits by senior French, British, and Dutch politicians, an attempt to show support.
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Locals wonder how long the support will last after they leave.