Spain to send two planes with 25 tons of humanitarian aid to Haiti

Posted by on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Under: Haiti Hurricane Matthew
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The Spanish government will be sending two planes with humanitarian aid to Haiti , one from Spain, which is scheduled to take off at eleven tonight, and the other from Panama, through the United Nations World Food Programme.

Both aircraft will arrive on Wednesday in Haiti .

The first plane will take off from the base of Torrejon de Ardoz  and will carry twelve tons of medicines , hygiene kits, potable water, mosquito nets and other water treatment awnings, all provided by Spanish NGOs.

The other plane coming out of Panama carries  thirteen tons of humanitarian supplies provided by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) to facilitate access to shelter and drinking water to the most affected Haitian population.

Before the departure in Torrejon of the first plane, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on the same basis, that the government is working to alleviate the needs of Haitians who are in "a really desperate situation" . He added that the most urgent need is to re-operate the network of hospitals, outpatient centers and humanitarian assistance as well as addressing water shortages and prevent epidemics such as cholera.

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