Header

 

Panamanians in the Caribbean affected by hurricane Irma are transferred to the country

A first group of six Panamanian citizens were rescued on Sunday, and another group was transferred on Monday
  • A first group of six Panamanian citizens were rescued on Sunday, and another group was transferred on Monday
  • Panama Presidency

Panama began the transfer of Panamanians in territories affected by Hurricane Irma and the delivery of humanitarian aid to Cuba and the Caribbean islands.

A first group of six Panamanian citizens were rescued on Sunday, and another group was transferred on Monday. María Luisa Navarro, Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation, was in charge of receiving five Panamanian citizens who were in the British Virgin Islands and four others who remained on the island of San Martin.

Once the airports of Cuba, affected by the hurricane, are enabled, evacuation will continue.

Through his Twitter account, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela thanked Copa Airlines for its support.

"Today Panama started an unprecedented humanitarian assistance operation, establishing an airlift to send aid," said the president.

Recommended for You