Response to Hurricane Irma: Cuba Situation Report No. 22 Office of the Resident Coordinator (November 2, 2017)

Report
from UN Country Team in Cuba
Published on 02 Nov 2017

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Cuba. It covers the period from 14:00 hours on October 26 to 14:00 hours on November 2 (local time). The next report will be issued on November 9, 2017.

Highlights

  • In the province of Villa Clara, families who lost their homes during Hurricane Irma are still living in shelters or in the house of a relative.

  • Heavy rainfall due to Tropical Storm Phillipe in several municipalities of the central provinces that were affected last September by Hurricane Irma.

  • Rainfalls after the hurricane makes procurement of construction materials and its transportation to the homes of persons affected more difficult in different municipalities in Ciego de Avila.

  • The banking system continues to provide credits and subsidies for the purchase of construction materials and goods to persons whose houses were totally or partially destroyed in the territories affected by the hurricane.

Situation Overview

In the territories affected by Hurricane Irma, attention is being paid to the affected population with priority being placed on households with young children, pregnant women, persons with disabilities and the elderly, and those whose houses were completely destroyed.

Along with the recovery of the housing, health and education sectors, and the production of food, actions are being taken to repair damaged hotel facilities at Santa María, Coco, and Guillermo keys, in the wake of the tourist high season that began on November 1st.