FEMA Slammed After Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals Were Delivered to Puerto Rico

HeadlineFeb 07, 2018
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In news on Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, known as FEMA, is facing criticism after it was revealed that only a fraction of the 30 million meals slated to be sent to the island after Hurricane Maria was actually delivered. FEMA approved a $156 million contract for a one-woman company to deliver the 30 million meals. But in the end, FEMA canceled the contract after she delivered only 50,000 meals, in what FEMA called a logistical nightmare. FEMA has also faced criticism for approving a $30 million contract for emergency tarps and plastic sheeting—of which not a single tarp was ever delivered.

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