ALBA Bloc Coordinates Int’l Assistance to Haiti

2010.02.04 - 15:15:22 / web@radiorebelde.icrt.cu

HAVANA, CUBA.-  The solidarity work of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) regional integration and cooperation bloc, is facilitating the delivery of aid supplies and resources from other countries to the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince last January 12th.

In this respect, the Red Half Moon Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran organized the transportation of health personnel and humanitarian supplies in coordination with the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Iran and CONVIASA, an airline of the South American nation.

An airbridge set up by the ALBA member states was used for the transportation of the personnel and materials, which included 30 tons of relief aid.

According to a press release from Tehran’s embassy in Havana, as part of the Iranian assistance to Haiti, first-aiders and health specialists as well as medical and surgical equipment, and a mobile clinic, are already in Port-au-Prince.

Currently, the Red Half Moon Company of Iran is preparing the transportation of a second group of doctors and humanitarian supplies.

This agency, which is part of the International Red Cross system, also coordinates the grass-root level collection of aid that will be sent to Haiti.


(ACN)



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