CSC launches Havana Tornado Appeal with £2,000 donation

Campaign News | Friday, 1 February 2019

The British Cuba Solidarity Campaign has donated £2,000 to the relief appeal set up by the Cuban government following the shock tornado which ripped through five municipalities of Havana on 27 January.

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Four people were killed and 195 injured in the worst storm to hit the Cuban capital for many years. Damage to homes and infrastructure was considerable, with total and partial collapse of buildings, and winds tearing up and overturning trees, vehicles and electricity cables.

Work is already underway to repair property including damaged schools, hospitals, utilities and public buildings, and re-establish services. 

If you would like to donate to relief efforts, CSC has launched and appeal to collect donations. We will make regular bulk transfers to Cuba to avoid international banking fees on individual's transactions and difficulties people may have with personal bank transfers due the US blockade.

100% of donations will be passed on to relief work being coordinated by government agencies and ministries in Cuba.

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Other donations
By cheque: Cheques should be clearly marked on the back: ‘Havana Tornado Relief'. Please make cheques out to CSC and send to: Cuba Solidarity Campaign c/o UNITE, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB, UK

By card or phone: For credit card or bank transfers call +44 (0)20 7490 5715 or email

If you prefer to donate directly to the appeal account set up by the Cuban government, you can do so via the Banco Financiero Internacional (BFI), account number 0300000005093523. Donations via this account may incur international transfer charges.

CSC reiterates its solidarity with the Cuban people in the mammoth task they have ahead to rebuild their communities. We call once again for the US government to end its inhumane blockade of the country so that the Cuban people can access the building materials and equipment they will need to reconstruct Havana following this tragedy.

For more updates on the impact of the tornado and relief work, and CSC’s message of condolence and solidarity, visit

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