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More than 16 tonnes of equipment transferred to Haiti

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Following the earthquake of 14th August, HI has transferred more than 16 tonnes of equipment from its emergency response depot in Dubai to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

HI’s humanitarian response depot in Dubai (archive photo)

HI’s humanitarian response depot in Dubai (archive photo) | © HI

Logistics hub

Several tonnes of equipment are currently being transferred from a logistics base in Dubai to help those worst hit by the earthquake of 14th August. The disaster killed more than 2,200 people and injured more than 12,000 others. Needs are immense, with more than 650,000 people requiring humanitarian assistance.

HI has decided to use its emergency response depot at a logistics hub in Dubai to provide assistance to hundreds of families. A total of 1,500 hygiene kits are currently being flown to Haiti.

They contain, among other items, towels, toothbrushes and soap to enable 1,500 of the most vulnerable families to have an acceptable level of hygiene despite a sharp drop in their living standards.

The humanitarian cargo also contains water cans and purification tablets.

Humanitarian airlift

HI also plans to transport wheelchairs, crutches, walking frames, white sticks and other items to restore the mobility of people who have lost their walking aids. This equipment may also be useful for injured people currently being treated in hospital.

More than 16 tonnes of equipment is being transported by the humanitarian airlift funded by ECHO. The Réseau Logistique Humanitaire (RLH) is coordinating the organisations involved. Sharing operational tasks in this way is helping to speed up the response in Haiti.

Date published: 06/09/21

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