France will send container of powdered milk for children in Cuba

France will send container of powdered milk for children in Cuba

HAVANA, Apr 20. The Cuba Coopération France association (CubaCoop) confirmed, through a digital publication, the shipment of a container with powdered milk destined for Cuban children, which should arrive in May.“The expectation with this first shipment of powdered milk is that it can be distributed at the end of May in the Antillean nation, destined for the most vulnerable sectors of the population, particularly children,” CubaCoop said in a statement cited by the official agency. Latin Press.

According to this association, the shipment is achieved thanks to the collection of more than 45,000 euros.

At the beginning of March, the Cuban government requested help from the World Food Program (WFP), which requested support for powdered milk supply for children under seven years of age.

According to the official portal Cubadebate, when echoing the information, he commented that Cuba would receive “in the next few days a ship from Brazil, with 375 tons” of powdered milk.

Likewise, he added, although without specifying whether there is a relationship with the aid from PMA, that they had “contracted 500 tons” of the same product from the United States, as well as “245 tons from Canada, 500 more from Brazil and 600 from different suppliers.” .


Days later, Canada became the first country to respond to this request, with 150 tons of the food.

Cuba’s food crisis is only alleviated, temporarily, with donations from allied countries or organizations that collaborate with the regime, plus those solidarity groups that directly approach the people to support them.

In the case of milk, it is one of the many food products that has suffered a decline during the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel.

The evidence is based on the data of the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), which prepared a table with the “comparative dynamics of the physical production of fresh milk in two periods”: the so-called ‘special period’ (crisis of the 90s) and the current crisis, whose start is set by the official body in 2017.

In the case of the “special period”, the peak year was 1992. The organization defines “peak year” as the year prior to a period of two consecutive years of annual decreases.

Starting from there, the graph clearly shows the evolutionary line of each period. While in the crisis of the 90s (1992-1997), the negative trend was reversed in just three years, even exceeding the milk production before the collapse, in the crisis unleashed by the Díaz-Canel government (2017-2022). , the decrease has been an unstoppable trend.

A 2017 study published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) indicated that Cuba must have approximately 1.6 billion liters of milk per year, or its equivalent in other dairy products, to meet milk consumption standards of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).