Cuba: Donations of medical supplies increase after the fire in Matanzas

«Thursday and Friday there will be other shipments. Solidarity and cooperation guide our foreign policy,” Cafiero said, quoted by the media.

During the last days, organizations, movements, as well as the Union of Cuban Residents began campaigns to gather supplies and medicines intended to care for those injured during the large-scale fire, the report details.

Similar actions were taken by the Solidarity Associations with Cuba in Spainwho are preparing to send help from this Sunday as sources from friendship groups announced, which join the collaboration of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid), it states also the Cuban agency.

The Communist Party of Asturias, in coordination with the Cien x Cien Cubanos Association and the Valle del Nalón Hospital, also in Asturias, delivered more than 340 kilograms of first aid material, medicines and health products. In the next few hours, the cargo would arrive on the island by the Spanish airline Iberia.

Monetary transfers of more than 14,000 euros were also made to the account set up by the International Financial Bank (BFI) of Cuba to facilitate the contributions. The operation launched by the Aecid Humanitarian Action Office earlier this week provides for more than 27 tons of aid worth 80,000 euros, divided into two air shipments to Cuba, the agency said.

Cuban Government thanks Spain for sending a donation to Matanzas

The fire which began on August 5, after an electrical discharge that impacted one of the tanks of the supertanker base located in the western province of killingsaffected more than a hundred people and has left, so far, the balance of two firefighters dead and 14 missing according to official figures.

Teams of specialists Ministry of Interior and Public Health, made up of criminal instructors, experts, medical examiners, anthropologists and forensic stomatologists, continue with the search for the remains of the disappeared at the scene of the event.



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