Hurricane Ian, CUBA
A powerful category 3 hurricane hit the western side of Cuba in September 2022. Sustained winds of more than 125 miles/hr brought widespread destruction. Hurricane Ian knocked out power to the entire country (11 million people). There has been widespread infrastructure damage in all of the municipalities assessed. There have also been reports of the loss of water tanks, hydraulic installations, household and food items. Moreover, Hurricane Ian brought flooding, damaged houses and toppled trees and power lines, affecting most severely the province of Pinar del Rio (Municipalities of Minas de Matahambre and Guane).
CARE Canada is working to improve or maintain the health and physical security of families in the Minas and Guanes municipalities, with special attention to women.
300 families (or 1200 people) lacking resources to meet their basic needs will receive hygiene and household kits. These supplies will also help reduce women’s domestic and care work burden.
CARE will also support the preparation, printing and distribution of educational material to support distribution of hygiene kits.
Throughout its response, CARE will ensure that women’s and girls’ specific needs are addressed in all activities.
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