The UN presents a 42 million dollar plan to help thousands of Cubans after Hurricane Ian

The UN presents a 42 million dollar plan to help thousands of Cubans after Hurricane Ian

(EFE).- The UN presented this Tuesday an action plan of 42 million dollars with which it hopes to support almost 800,000 people affected in Cuba by Hurricane Ian, both in the short term with emergency aid, and in the medium term to repair damage.

According to spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, with this initiative, the United Nations seeks to support the work of the Cuban authorities to respond to the needs of citizens after the passage of Ian, which devastated the western end of the island at the end of September.

The UN explained that the plan will support the response in areas such as housing, health, education, food security and access to drinking water and electricity.

the UN expects that some 798,000 people will benefit, mainly in the provinces of Pinar del Río and Artemisa

In total, the UN expects some 798,000 people to benefit, mainly in the provinces of Pinar del Río and Artemisa, the areas most affected by the hurricane.

To finance the plan, the United Nations has already allocated an item of 7.8 million dollars from its Central Fund for Emergency Response and 3.7 million from the budget allocated to its team in Cuba.

Last week it became known that the European Union will contribute €1 million to help those affected by Hurricane Ian on the island, according to the diplomatic representation of Brussels in Havana.

“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.

Ian, the first hurricane that has hit Cuba in the current cyclone season in the Atlantic, left five dead and extensive material damage, damaging, for example, almost half of the homes in the province of Pinar del Río and forcing thousands to evacuate. of people.

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