Switzerland Donates 150 Tons Of Milk Powder To Cuba For Social Programs / EFE, 14ymedio

In Cuba there is more rum than powdered milk (14ymedio)
In Cuba there is more rum than powdered milk (14ymedio)

14ymedio biggerEFE/14ymedio, 10 February 2016 — Switzerland donated 150 tons of milk powder to Cuba on Tuesday, which will be used for social programs serving children, the elderly and pregnant women, according to a report on state television.

The Swiss ambassador to Cuba, Anne Pascale Krauer Müller said that these donations of milk from her country have been made “for over twenty years” and are a part of Swiss humanitarian aid which has been broadly distributed, mostly in emergencies and natural disasters.

The donation will be distributed mainly in old people’s homes and nursing homes, children’s schools and to people covered by the system of family care in the five provinces in the eastern region of the island and in the west in Pinar del Rio and Matanzas, according to the broadcast on state television.

The representative of the World Food Program (WFP) in Cuba, Laura Melo, said the role of the UN agency is to “support the efforts of the Government of Cuba to ensure food security for the most vulnerable in the island, who are often the elderly, children and pregnant women.”

The symbolic handover of the donation took place in the comprehensive care day center for elderly people in Old Havana.