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Biden Administration To Provide $2 Mln To Cuba For Hurricane Ian Relief


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

The Biden administration will provide $2 million to Cuba for emergency relief efforts following Hurricane Ian, the State Department said on Tuesday, reports citing .

The Communist government of Cuba made a rare request for aid from Washington in September after Hurricane Ian knocked out power to the entire island of 11 million people, killed three people and drove thousands from their homes.

The United States will work with independent organizations to provide the aid, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

'We stand with the Cuban people as they work to recover from this disaster,' Price said.

U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to re-engage with Cuba after years of tensions between Havana and Washington. But Cuba's crackdown following widespread protests on the island last July led instead to sanctions on Cuban officials.

We appreciate humanitarian assistance offer made by the US,' Cuba's foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said on Twitter.

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