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Cuba: The struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy seven months on

Cuba: The struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy seven months on

The people Cuba thought they were going to avoid the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but then they found out that the hurricane was coming straight at them. Sandy was so destructive, the people of Cuba are still struggling to recover seven months on.

Volunteer resilience shines through, even in the wake of a hurricane

Volunteer resilience shines through, even in the wake of a hurricane

As Hurricane Sandy battered Cuba, many community volunteers from the Cuban Red Cross were not only in the front line of the response, but also had to deal with the damage and destruction of their own homes.

Isaac’s aftermath proves the value of preparedness in Cuba

Isaac’s aftermath proves the value of preparedness in Cuba

By the time Tropical Storm Isaac made landfall in Cuba on Saturday 25 August in the province of Guantanamo with sustained 95 km/h winds, the communities in the area were already prepared to safely face the effects caused by the storm.

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Contact details

Address:

Calle 20 #707 entre 7ma.y29 Playa
Ciudad de la Habana
C.D. 11300 Cuba
Ciudad de la Habana

Postal Address:

C.P. 10300
Ciudad de la Habana

Contact Information:

Tel: (53) (7) 206 10 55/206 14 03
Fax: (53) (7) 206 10 58
Telex: 511149 MSP CU para Cruz Roja
Telegram: CRUROCU HABANA
Email: crsn@infomed.sld.cu
susyllovet@infomed.sld.cu
Web: http://www.sld.cu/sitios/cruzroja/

Language of correspondence: Spanish

People:

  • Presidente de Honor: Dr. José R. BALAGUER CABRERA
  • Presidente Ejecutivo: Dr. Luis FOYO
  • Vicepresidente: Lic Sonia BERETELVIDE DOPICO
  • Vicepresidente: Dr. Gustavo KOURI FLORES
  • Vicepresidente: Dr. Jose M. BALLESTER SANTOVENIA
  • Secretaria Ejecutiva: Sra Gladys LEMUS DEVESA
  • Secretaria General / Head of International Department: Sra Suzana Llovet LLOVET
  • Tresorero General: Lic. Lorenzo FERNÁNDEZ NEGRIN
  • Director Cruz Roja Juvenil: Sr Lazaro Javier ORTA CARDENAS
  • Coordinador de Juventu: Mr Roberto MOYA
  • Oficina de Operaciones y Socorro: Dr. Ali ARBID MAS
  • Operaciones y Socooros: Dr. Elio GARRIDO ALVAREZ
  • Oficial de Difusión: Dra. María de LOS ANGELES DE VARONA
  • Head of Human Resources: Sra Leyna Maria PRIMELLES SANCHEZ
  • Head of Blood Services: Dra. Virginia HUERGO SILVEIRO
  • Instruccíon y Dissimilis: Lic. Joan SWABY ATHERTON
  • Oficial de Seguridad Acuática: Lic. Luis Enrique CALERO
  • RCF, y Busquedas : Sra Yinet QUESADA ADRIANO
  • Difusión - DIH: Dra. María de los Angeles de VARONA HERNANDEZ

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