Food aid on way to Cuba

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

THE UN is launch­ing a $7 mil­lion op­er­a­tion in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 peo­ple in ar­eas most af­fected by Hur­ri­cane Irma.

A week ago, the mon­ster storm ripped along the length of the north­ern coast­line of the Caribbean’s largest is­land, tear­ing off roofs, wreck­ing the power grid and dam­ag­ing crops.

“This hur­ri­cane just went down the en­tire coast­line, the vol­ume of im­pact is just un­prece­dented,” World Food Pro­gramme ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor David Beasley said dur­ing a visit to Ha­vana.

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