The EU will contribute 1 million euros for those affected by Hurricane Ian in Cuba

The EU will contribute 1 million euros for those affected by Hurricane Ian in Cuba

The European Union (EU) will contribute 1 million euros to help those affected by Hurricane Ian in Cuba, which left at least three dead and numerous damages, the diplomatic representation of Brussels in Havana reported this Saturday.

“Hurricane Ian has had a devastating impact on Cuba and an estimated 100,000 homes have been affected,” he added. Twitter the delegation of the community bloc on the Island.

The EU also shared the message of the European Commissioner for Crisis Management, in charge of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid and European Emergency Response Coordinator, Janez Lenarcic.

The diplomat expressed the solidarity of the 27 European countries that make up the EU with the Cuban people at this “difficult time.”

“The course of Hurricane Ian had a devastating impact on several parts of the country. Our emergency assistance will help provide vital support to those directly affected on the ground,” he said.

After the passage of Ian, the Cuban Government carried out different strategies to obtain donations from various countries

After the passage of Ian, the Cuban government carried out different strategies to obtain donations from various countries. The most immediate response came from already traditional allies such as Venezuela, Mexico and Argentina. It also received aid from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional affiliate in the Americas.

An exclusive of Wall Street Journaltitled Cuba Makes Rare Request for U.S. Aid Following Hurricane Ian Devastationalso revealed the existence of requests of “emergency assistance” from Havana to the Biden administration.

Days later, the Cuban Foreign Ministry confirmed that these conversations had taken place.

In addition, several US civil society groups related to the Cuban regime requested in an advertisement in the newspaper New York Times the US government to temporarily lift trade sanctions on the island to facilitate reconstruction after the passage of Ian.

Hurricane Ian crossed the western end of Cuba 11 days ago with heavy rains and winds of up to 200 kilometers per hour, leaving three dead and extensive material damage so far.

The passage of the hurricane generated a complete blackout on the Island, damaging some 100,000 homes and seriously affecting crops and infrastructure. In addition, it fueled popular discontent, which became apparent during several days of protests violently repressed by the Government.

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