Cuban minister thanks CSC for COVID-19 support
Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 May 2021
The Cuba Solidarity Campaign has received a letter of thanks from Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, Vice Foreign Minister of Cuba, for the recent purchase of raw materials to help treat COVID-19 patients on the island.
In April CSC launched COVID-19 Medical Appeal which has already raised more than £25,000. We are currently working with Cuba to get the next consignment of medical aid for COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations to the island.
In the meantime, the Cuban minister thanked CSC for the first part of the donation which she described as evidence of the "solidarity and friendship." She expressed her "sincere gratitude for such a noble gesture" to all CSC members and donors to the appeal.
The first shipment of aid which were urgently needed for the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines and treatment across the island were purchased in Europe. We hope to report on the second consignment shortly.
As many will be aware, the US blockade makes financial transactions and shipping materials to the island incredibly complicated, sometimes even preventing donations to European based organisations fundraising for Cuba.However, we have been able to ensure that all donations have been successfully processed, and we are now following Cuba guidance to source, purchase and deliver essential products to help with the vaccine roll out for the Cuban people.
The Cuba Solidarity Campaign covers the costs of all banking and transfer charges to ensure every penny donated goes directly towards buying essential medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19.
Further details of income from the appeal and what it has been used for will be updated on our website. Please help to raise awareness of this appeal with your friends, family and colleagues by sharing it on social media and by email.