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FEMA is ending its food and water aid in Puerto Rico. The agency plans to “officially shut off” its aid in the U.S. territory on Wednesday, NPR reports . It is handing over the role of distributing food and water to the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency. FEMA’s public affairs director told The Hill that the aid was “no longer needed” because “the commercial supply chain for food and water is re-established and private suppliers are sufficiently available.” FEMA says it will continue to support volunteer agencies and other nonprofit organizations operating on the island. This was apparently a surprise to the Puerto Rico government. In a statement responding to media reports , a spokesperson said: “We were not informed that supplies would stop arriving, nor did the Government of Puerto Rico agree with this action” — noting that the the transition period should take wee...

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