Cuba: Hurricane Irma update (as of 19 September 2017)


Over a week after the impact of Hurricane Irma to 13 of Cuba's 15 provinces, severe damage to vital sectors such as housing, electro-energetic infrastructure, water supply, food production, health and education are still being reported. Recovery is expected to take time and resources are not yet fully estimated. Severe damage to tunnels, pavement, bridges, causeways, airports, and main and secondary roads still obstructs the transportation of people and resources in Guantánamo, Ciego de Avila, Matanzas and La Habana Provinces. In dialogue with the government and with support from the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations system in Cuba has presented a Plan of Action in response to Hurricane Irma. The Plan requires some $56 million and seeks to meet the needs of some 2.15 million people in 33 municipalities in the seven provinces most affected.


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