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FARMINGDALE, NY / SAN JUAN, PR – September 29 – A shipment of nearly a thousand pounds of essential medicines including antibiotics, vaccines, asthma and diabetes drugs has landed in San Juan. The items are bound for medical facilities here and on the nearby islands of Vieques and Culebra.

The delivery was shipped Friday morning by private jet from Long Island’s Republic Airport to San Juan’s Isla Grande airport, a regional airport near Old San Juan.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL STATE POLICE, NYPA WORKERS, PORT AUTHORITY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL DEPLOYED TO PUERTO RICO TO ASSIST WITH ONGOING EMPIRE STATE RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORT 72 Port Authority Emergency Personnel to Assist in Coordinated Recovery Efforts 53 Troopers Deployed to Assist with Security Operations 10 Power Transmission and Generation

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At Afya, our focus is not on the politics of the situation, but on the thousands of men, women, and especially children, who, due to horrendous circumstances in their home countries, are pushed to migrate in order to find a better life for themselves and for their families, but more often just to survive.