MIAMI, United States. — The United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), will deliver two million dollars in humanitarian aid to Cuba for the recovery of communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.
A statement from the State Department signed by Ned Price, a spokesman for that federal entity, indicates that the aid will be delivered by independent non-governmental organizations “that work directly with Cubans whose communities were devastated by the storm.”
“The United States will work with trusted independent organizations that operate in the country and have a long-standing presence in communities affected by the hurricanes. We are currently reviewing requests from organizations such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to provide this assistance,” the statement added.
The statement highlights that “the United States will continue to monitor and assess humanitarian needs in coordination with our trusted partners and the international community.”
“We stand with the Cuban people as they work to recover from this disaster (…) and we will continue to find ways to provide meaningful support to the Cuban people, in accordance with US laws and regulations.”
The statement from the US government was shared by the Embassy of that country in Cuba.
American media like Associated Press (AP) They echoed the news and included statements from a senior Democratic administration official.
“We are responding to a disaster, working with our international humanitarian assistance partners to send critical assistance directly to those most in need (…). We support the Cuban population and we will continue to look for ways to improve their political and economic well-being,” the official declared by telephone to AP.
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