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The international aid group Oxfam has announced it is joining the recovery effort on Puerto Rico, and accused the Trump administration of a “slow and inadequate response” to the crisis.
“We are outraged at the slow and inadequate response the US government has mounted in Puerto Rico,” Abby Maxman, the president of Oxfam America, said in a statement.
“Clean water, food, fuel, electricity, and health care are in desperately short supply and quickly dwindling, and we’re hearing excuses and criticism from the administration instead of a cohesive and compassionate response.
“The US has more than enough resources to mobilize an emergency response but has failed to do so in a swift and robust manner.”
San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz has accepted an invitation to meet with Donald Trump, she has just announced in a statement.
“This is about saving lives, not about politics,” she says.
“I have been invited to attend a briefing with President Trump today while he visits Puerto Rico. I have accepted the invitation on behalf of the people of San Juan and out of respect for the American people represented by the office of the president of the United States.
I will use this opportunity to reiterate the primary message: this is about saving lives, not about politics; this is about giving the people of Puerto Rico the respect we deserve; and recognize the moral imperative to do both.