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Humanitarian aid arrives in Haiti from Chile and Venezuela

Humanitarian aid arrives in Haiti from Chile and Venezuela

Port-au-Prince, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Haiti received today of humanitarian aid from Chile to attend to emergencies of thousands of victims of the earthquake that struck its southern area, leaving 1,297 dead so far.
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At least 16 tons of food, medical supplies, water and other items were unloaded at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, in this capital, by the Civil Protection Department.

Yesterday, authorities received another 30 tons from Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro, which also announced the dispatch of rescue teams and medical assistance, as well as the activation of the Venezuelan Foundation for Seismological Research, to evaluate other deployments in attention to the needs of the Haitian people.

Other countries like Costa Rica and Panama expressed their intention to transfer humanitarian aid to help those in need.

Last Saturday a 7.2 earthquake devastated the southern area of ​​Haiti, destroying numerous health, educational and religious infrastructures, as well as more than 13 thousand houses.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry promised to act more quickly to manage aid for the victims, some of whom are still under the rubble, as Tropical Depression Grace approaches.

‘We are going to multiply our efforts by 10 to reach, in terms of assistance, the maximum number of victims possible,’ the head of government announced, he toured the areas affected by the earthquake.


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