Published on December 4th, 2017 | by Georgia Archonti0
IOM to Assist 1,600 Families Affected by Hurricane Irma in Cuba
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, will assist approximately 1,600 families in the hardest hit municipalities by Hurricane Irma in the Villa Clara province, Cuba, delivering mattress and bed sheet sets.
The containers with the donated materials arrived on 23 October at Mariel port, in western Cuba and were transported to Villa Clara by train. It is expected that support will reach the beneficiaries in the coming days.
“The Cuban government provided precise information on the damages for each municipality in the country, which facilitates the task of determining both the amount and the destination of the materials. This IOM donation complements the recovery response from the national authorities to the housing needs,” said Sonia Karakadze, IOM Liaison Officer in Cuba.
Karakadze also explained that together with local authorities, she could verify the proper management of the containers, check the security seals, participate in the reception-storage-distribution process and receive accurate information about the destination of the donation. In addition, citizens collaborated in discharging and storing the humanitarian relief shipping.
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