Government activates Emergency Bonus for people affected by natural disasters
Homero Figueroa, spokesman, and director of strategy and government communication, announced the activation of an emergency bond to mitigate the recent natural disasters. The subsidy amount will range from RD$5,000 to RD$10,000 per month, depending on the level of affectation.
Figuero announced the news on his Twitter account, stating that “it is temporary financial assistance for affected households.” Santiago, La Vega, Duarte, Maria Trinidad Sánchez, Samaná, Hato Mayor, Monte Plata, Santo Domingo, El Seibo, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, and La Altagracia will benefit from the subsidy.
Following the passage of Hurricane Fiona in the country, the government declared these provinces in a state of emergency via decree 537-22.