Canada sends Disaster Assessment Team to Caribbean.




National Defence Harjit Sajjan answers a question during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick // 0209 na mission sajjan

Canada is deploying a team to the Caribbean to determine what help Canada can provide to victims of hurricane Irma.The assessment team is headed to Antigua, Defence minister Harjit Sajjan says.

Among the tools the government can use is its Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), made up of members of the military and civilians from Global Affairs Canada.

The DART can go to anywhere in the world on short notice to provide humanitarian assistance.

There were calls on the weekend for Canada to do more to help some of the Canadian citizens who were caught up in Irma’s wrath.