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19 Sep 2017 description
Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 210,000 homes have been severely affected to date. About 3.1 million people have experienced an impact on their water supply.
17 Sep 2017 description
The CERF funds will help provide food, critical health care, clean water, and other urgently needed aid to the people most affected by Irma, in particular women and girls.
17 Sep 2017 description
The first phase of WFP's emergency operation will begin immediately with the distribution of a monthly ration of rice and beans to 664,000 people living in the hardest-hit areas.
13 Sep 2017 description
In Havana, Irma damaged electrical infrastructure, which has yet to be repaired due to flooding. Nearly 400 schools were affected and one of the main hospitals.
07 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba
Los centros fueron creados por idea del estado mayor nacional de la Defensa Civil y financiados por el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y otras organizaciones no gubernamentales.
17 Aug 2015 description
The island has put its civil defense system on alert due to a year-long drought that has already damaged agriculture and left more than a million people relying on trucked-in water.
29 Oct 2013 description
report UN News Service
One year on, UNDP says that recovery efforts from the storm are underway, but some of the agency’s officials say that the suffering of those in developing Caribbean nations may have been underplayed.
14 May 2013 description
Only 15 per cent of roofing needs have been met to date, and adequate protection is needed as the rainy season starts. Water availability and quality also remains a challenge.
28 Dec 2012 description
report Inter Press Service
“Adaptation to climate change is urgent and must be part of development,” said the UN resident coordinator in Cuba, assessing the damage done by hurricane Sandy
24 Dec 2012 description
Precautions in place in Havana's old town. By Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez - Latin America A rise in cholera cases in the Cuban capital Havana is being traced back to parts of the country worst affected by Hurricane Sandy two months ago. Doctors who have recorded new cases of the disease...
29 Nov 2012 description
A month after Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba, outbreaks of cholera and dengue fever have been reported in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Las Tunas and Guantánamo.
20 Nov 2012 description
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean, communities are facing the challenge of a long recovery.
16 Nov 2012 description
Given the magnitude of the storm and the resulting devastation in Cuba, those affected need urgent support to maintain basic health and nutritional standards and to provide adequate shelter/housing conditions.
28 May 2012 description
The Situation: The rains in central Cuba have ceased for the time being, after causing two deaths and the evacuation of thousands of people; the authorities are still assessing the damages. The affected provinces are now undertaking recovery efforts. The province of Sancti Spiritus, located...
27 May 2012 description
report Government of Cuba
En poco más de 48 horas, la presa Zaza recibió 800 millones de metros cúbicos de agua. Evacuadas las comunidades al sur del embalse. Interrumpido el tráfico por las principales carreteras espirituanas SANCTI SPÍRITUS.— Tras un complejo operativo desarrollado por fuerzas de la Defensa Civil,...
25 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service
HAVANA, May 24, 2012 (IPS) - In Los Palacios, a farming community in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río, local residents are still working hard to rebuild after the damage caused by two of the three hurricanes that hit this country in 2008. "It was just horrible," people here say...