Hurricane Matthew leaves extensive damage in eastern Cuba

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WFP and the Government of Cuba will deliver food to the population of the four hardest-hit municipalities of Guantanamo Province: Baracoa, Maisi, Imías and San Antonio del Sur. Photo: WFP Cuba

Some 350,000 people in eastern Cuba have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to a senior UN official in the country.

UN Resident Coordinator Myrta Kaulard said debris left by the storm which struck earlier this month has made some hard-to-reach areas in Guantánamo province even more difficult to access.

While 1,600 homes were destroyed, Ms Kaulard reported that no lives were lost due to Cuba's disaster preparation efforts.

UN agencies on the ground had also prepositioned food stocks and other items which the authorities distributed the day after the hurricane passed, she added.

Jorge Miyares asked Ms Kaulard about the needs.

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