Haiti: Red Cross and Red Crescent societies send 35 tonnes of …

October 16, 2016 - Essential Water

Port-au-Prince, 16 Oct 2016 – Another load craft installed with 35 tonnes of essential service items, dispatched by a International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and a members, arrived yesterday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The latest conveyance includes puncture food kits, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, collection for communities to correct their homes, jerrycans, buckets and H2O catharsis sachets to assistance stop a widespread of cholera and other diseases.

The bulk of a products were directly ecstatic to a pier in Port-au-Prince. They were afterwards installed onto a boat that left yesterday for Jérémie, one of a towns misfortune strike by Hurricane Matthew.

The boat is versed with several smaller boats (tenders). These will be used to ride essential reserve from Jérémie to other some-more removed villages and communities.

“We have put in place a logistics supply sequence that will be an critical growth for reaching remote areas influenced by Hurricane Matthew,” pronounced Steve McAndrew, IFRC Head of Emergency Operations.

“Access is proof to be a outrageous plea in delivering assist due to flooding and highway and infrastructure damage.”

“This logistics supply sequence will assistance get essential reserve to those who are in critical need of assistance,” pronounced Mr McAndrew.

According to Mr Walter Cotte, IFRC Regional Director for a Americas, IFRC`s membership of a Panamanian Government`s Humanitarian Hub in Panama has meant that IFRC has been among a initial charitable organizations to send service equipment to Haiti. “Being partial of a informal products and services heart has meant we can act quick when disasters occur.”

Mr Cotte praised a work of Haiti Red Cross volunteers. “Within days of a charge passing, volunteers of Haitian Red Cross Society were in communities distributing pre-positioned reserve such as blankets, tarpaulins, H2O catharsis tablets and hygiene kits.”

The IFRC has launched an appeal for 6.8 million Swiss francs (6.9 million US dollars) to yield medical, shelter, H2O and sanitation assistance to 50,000 people in a storm-ravaged southwest of Haiti.

Video footage of a logistics operation are accessible here. An infographic on service equipment sent to Haiti is accessible here.

Donations can be done here to support a Haiti Red Cross Society response to Hurricane Matthew.

For media inquiries or to arrange for interviews, greatfully contact:

In Panama:

  • Diana Medina, Communications Manager (English and Spanish)
    Skype: medinadiana30 – Mobile phone /whatsApp: +507 6780-5395

In Haiti:

  • Ines Brill, IFRC Country Representative (English, Spanish and French)
    Mobile phone: +509 3170-7809 – Satellite phone: +88 1651460203
  • Stephane De Rengerves (English, Spanish and French)
    Mobile: +509 4895-6132 – Satellite phone: +88 1651460200
  • Marjorie Jasmin, Communications Officer (English, French and Créole):
    Mobile: +509 3170-6963

In Geneva

source ⦿ http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/press-releases/americas/haiti/haiti-red-cross-and-red-crescent-societies-send-35-tonnes-of-essential-goods-to-jeremie/

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