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UN food agency to help 500,000 hurricane victims in Cuba

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November 6 - The UN food agency said Tuesday it is to deliver emergency aid to nearly 500,000 people in Cuba, describing Hurricane Sandy as the worst natural disaster to hit the southeastern part of the island in 50 years. "Hurricane Sandy was the worst catastrophe in 50 years in Santiago de Cuba," World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs told reporters in Geneva.