Though Hurricane Matthew struck Cuba in October, the island is still recovering. We provided our partner, Echo Cuba, with more than 150 metric tons of shelf-stable prepackaged food packs to help feed hurricane victims.
“We continue helping Hurricane Matthew people affected in Eastern Cuba thanks to your generous donation,” a recent Echo Cuba report said. “The severe situation continues to be aggravated by the hurricane aftermath: difficult access to isolated communities, food shortages, health problems caused by contaminated water, slow government assistance and the scarce humanitarian aid.”
The hurricane caused $5 billion-plus in damage, a loss of 65,112 agricultural acres, destruction of 9,000 homes and severe damage to 30,000 homes. At the time of the report, 180,000 people remained isolated with no access to food, clean water and electricity.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the call and helped us reach these people with much-needed food. Continue to pray for Cuba and their recovery.