UN with action plan to support recovery of Cuba after Ian

The United Nations (UN) presented an action plan of 42 million dollars to support Cuban authorities to meet the needs of people affected by Hurricane Ian.

According to spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, the initiative should benefit almost 800 thousand inhabitants and includes 3.7 million dollars reallocated from the financing of the UN team, as well as an additional 7.8 million dollars from the Central Fund for Action in Cases United Nations Emergency.

The spokesman for the secretary general of the multilateral organization, António Guterres, stressed at a press conference that the plan supports immediate response efforts and long-term recovery needs in sectors such as housing, health, education, food security and access to drinking water and electricity.

The UN team in Cuba, led by resident coordinator Consuelo Vidal-Bruce, supports national authorities, Dujarric previously said.

Similarly, she added that the Pan American Health Organization donated more than eight tons of medical supplies and medicines, which were distributed in the areas with the greatest damage from the cyclone.

Cuba coordinates actions with international organizations to face the disaster left by Ian, especially in the western province of Pinar del Río, while advancing in recovery efforts with its own efforts and the support of other nations.

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