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José Andrés's World Central Kitchen fed more people in Puerto Rico than any relief group
When Hurricane Maria struck, José Andrés's World Central Kitchen project fed more people in Puerto Rico than any other relief group.

We made 3.4 million meals for Puerto Rico's hurricane survivors

How chef José Andrés' mobilised an incredible response to a natural disaster.
When Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017, Michelin starred chef José Andrés didn't hesitate to act. He flew in, called on his local contacts, and together they rolled up their sleeves and immediately began cooking for the many hungry people. What followed was an unprecedented feat; a total of 3.4 million meals was prepared. He tells Emily Thomas how he did it and why they were able to act so quickly.

(Picture, José Andrés  loads car with food, Credit: Central World Kitchen)
Map of Puerto Rico

Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean

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Americans still in the dark six months after hurricane
Six months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, many in Puerto Rico are still going to school and looking after the elderly in the dark.

Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

A portrait of everyday life nearly six months after the devastating storm hit the island
Nearly six months on since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, people there are moving slowly away from survival and into the difficult realities of long-term recovery. 

Newsday's Julian Keane travelled to the once thriving resort town of Punta Santiago, on the south-eastern coast, to see how people there are coping. Local journalist Cristina del Mar showed him round.

(Photo: Newsday's Julian Keane interviews Punta Santiago residents/ Credits: BBC)