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Nearly six million dollars of aid to Cuba

The world food Programme will support the country, a victim of hurricane Irma.

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Nearly six million dollars of aid to Cuba
The world food Programme (WFP) of united Nations on Saturday announced September 16 that he would grant an emergency aid of $ 5.7 million to Cuba, very affected by passage of hurricane Irma.

during a visit Saturday to Havana, executive director of WFP, David Beasley, has announced an immediate assistance of $ 1.5 million in food aid, in framework of "logistical support" for four months, for a total value of $ 5.7 million.

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The MAP is at side of victims of hurricane Irma in Cuba and ready to support cuban government in its recovery efforts ", he added.

" Distribution of free rations of rice, "

" The operation will begin immediately with distribution of free rations of rice and beans in priority areas " to 664 000 people, said a press release from this organization of united Nations.

The balance of damage caused by passage of Irma in Cuba a week ago is still being assessed, but NGOS and un agencies are predicting for months now delicate for island, which will need international aid to get by. The hurricane killed ten people on large caribbean island, with thirteen of fifteen provinces, and were affected.

" The magnitude of devastation caused by Irma requires that we work toger to ensure immediate relief and that population may again have water, food and a roof, and that economy can get going again, " said Mr. Beasley.

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The gusts were up to’à 256 km/h when l’hurricane Irma a touché Cuba, according to médias d’State.

ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP

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