The Caribbean island of Cuba is suffering from shortages as the COVID crisis in the country deepens and the foods and other essentials can not reach the island nation due to the US embargo and sanctions.
Amid the time of need, neighboring Mexico has extended its helping hand to the island nation.
Mexico will send two navy ships full of food and medical supplies to Cuba, the country's foreign ministry announced Thursday.
The ships will bring syringes, oxygen tanks, and masks, as well as powdered milk, cans of tuna, cooking oil, flour, and other food items. The ships are scheduled to leave Sunday from the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico.
The effort demonstrates Mexico's “international solidarity,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. It added that the country would continue to provide humanitarian efforts to Latin American and Caribbean countries to "combat the toll of the pandemic."
When the world was threatened by the Pandemic, Cubans doctors traveled across Europe, Africa, and Latin America to help the people in need.