COVID-19 Emergency Appeal for Cuba

Cuba needs ventilators, testing kits and personal protective equipment now

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The Cuba Solidarity Campaign has launched an emergency appeal to provide urgent medical aid to help Cuba during the coronavirus pandemic.

All donations made will go directly towards buying ventilators, testing kits and personal protective equipment to support Cuban health workers in the fight against COVID-19 on the island.

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign will cover the cost of all international banking and transfer costs, so that all money donated goes directly to the Cuban Ministry of Health to buy emergency medical equipment.

The quickest way to donate is online above.

Other donations

By cheque: Cheques should be made payable to ‘CSC’ and be clearly marked on the back: ‘Cuba COVID-19 Appeal’. Please send to: Cuba Solidarity Campaign c/o UNITE, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB, UK

BACS and phone donations: If you would like to make a donation by phone or bank transfer, please call +44 (0)20 7490 5715 or email office@cuba-solidarity.org.uk and someone will get back to you. During the coronavirus pandemic we are picking up calls remotely so may not be in the office when you call, but will reply during office hours if you leave a message and contact details.

Help Cuba fight COVID-19 and the US blockade

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The United States blockade was already responsible for shortages in medical supplies, food, fuel and many other basic necessities on the island. The current global health crisis has exacerbated these shortages, making the Cuban people vulnerable as they find it harder to access vital medical equipment to treat the virus at home. The US is also tightening measures against the island, for example by preventing a shipment of ventilators and testing kits from being delivered in early April.

Increase the pressure on the US government to end its criminal blockade

Although the US blockade causes Cuba severe material privations, the island has no shortage of compassion, humanitarianism and trained health professionals; more than 900 of whom are now supporting fellow health workers in 21 countries in their own fight against coronavirus.

Cuba’s altruism and the urgent need for the blockade has been recognised internationally. The Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s own online letter has been signed by almost 15,000. We need this message to reach as far as possible, so please do continue to share the action widely.

In addition, more than 50 British MPs have written directly to the British Foreign Secretary calling on him to raise the issue with counterparts in the United States’ government.

There is growing international pressure on the US government to end its vindictive and inhumane blockade of Cuba. The United Nations, European Union, World Health Organisation and Spanish government have all called for sanctions to be suspended during the crisis.

Please help increase it by asking your MP to write to the Foreign Secretary too. You can check if they have signed it here.

Please support the Cuban people during this global health crisis

For the latest information on Cuba and how the island is fighting coronavirus at home and abroad please sign up to receive our email updates here, and check our website www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk

Thank you for your support. Together we can help Cuba fight coronavirus at home and abroad and build the pressure on the United State’s government to end its cruel blockade, not just for the COVID-19 pandemic, but for good.


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