Royal Navy Flagship HMS Ocean will conclude its Middle East tour in Lebanon. (Daily Star/British Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
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Britain is sending two military vessels to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million ($15.7 million) in aid, the government said Thursday.According to the foreign office, there are currently 88,000 British citizens in the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos islands.The British fleet auxiliary boat Mounts Bay carrying 40 Royal Marines was already in the region and was expected to reach affected territories Thursday.In a statement released later on Thursday, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed the UK's commitment to respond to the "catastrophic damage" caused by Irma.
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