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Architecture for Humanity to the rescue in Grenada

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International charity Architecture for Humanity has launched a rescue bid for some of the thousands of inhabitants on Grenada after they were left homeless by Hurricane Emily.

The organisation - set up by New York-based British architect Cameron Sinclair - is attempting to send a batch of prefabricated emergency housing to the island community.

The hurricane tore through the island last week, ripping roofs of vast numbers of buildings and leaving many people without homes or accommodation.

AfH decided to help out. The organisation has put together a package of 70 temporary shelters that will be urgently sent to the island.

However, as with many emergencies, the operation is not that simple. Sinclair said that the charity was having trouble with the logistics.

'With 70 shelters ready to go we are trying to coordinate a plan to deliver homes to the island by mid next week.

'Unfortunately to make the plane the homes need to get from Georgia to Miami Airport - we have access to a flight on Tuesday.

'But we desperately need access to a 53ft flatbed truck that can drive from Kennesaw to Miami,' he added.

by Ed Dorrell

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