Cuba Humanitarian Emergency

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Cuba regularly experiences hurricanes that can cause extensive damage to the country's health infrastructure, including the destruction of medicine, medical equipment, and other key resources related to the provision of sexual and reproductive health services. UNFPA works with partners to ensure that health supplies reach the affected populations in order to prevent unplanned pregnancies, neonatal maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as to prevent the transmission of and lack of treatment for STIs during recovery periods. It also focuses on strengthening the capacities of hospitals, community clinics and primary health facilities to assist women, girls and adolescents.

Country Population: 11.4 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.