Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ecuatorial Guinea donates 2.5 million euros in aid to Cuba and Haiti

Relief Web

MALABO, Oct 31, 2008 (AFP) - Equatorial Guinea has pledged 2.5 million euros (3 million dollars) in aid to Cuba and Haiti to help them recover from recent hurricanes and tropical storms, the country's state radio reported Friday.

The oil-rich African state will give 2 million euros in economic aid to Cuba and 200,000 euros for the Equatorial-Guinean population there.

The move came after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike wrought havoc there in August and September.

The goverment also approved 300,000 euros in "humanitarian aid" to Haiti, which was ravaged by Hurricane Fay and Tropical Storm Hanna.

The two storms killed at least 793 people and left at least half a million people homeless.

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