U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency Ending Food and Water Shipments to Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September last year (Photo: AP)

Washington, February 1 (RHC)-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, known as FEMA, is ending shipments of food and water to Puerto Rico, four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.  About one-third of Puerto Rico still has no electricity and many rural areas still have no clean running water. 

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized FEMA’s move while speaking at a gathering of Latino leaders in Washington, D.C., saying: “While I’m standing here with you, there are children without food in Puerto Rico.  We need the help.  And it’s not help, we have paid for it.” 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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