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Emergency Assistance to People Affecter by Hurricane Sandy In The Provinces of Santiago de CUba, Holguìn and Guantánamo



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Hurricane Sandy severely affected the eastern region of Cuba in October 2012. Despite preparedness measures taken by the Government of Cuba as part of its emergency preparedness and response plans, 11 people died and 2.59 million people were adversely affected by flooding and strong winds caused by Hurricane Sandy in eastern Cuba. At least half of the affected population suffered loss or damage to housing and are at risk of food and water shortages.

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