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Spain grants emergency aid to Haiti - Prensa Latina

Spain grants emergency aid to Haiti – Prensa Latina

In a press release, it was reported that Icid will provide €250,000 in response to the aid appeal from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (International Federation) to face the humanitarian crisis caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the southwest of the country. Country.

Similarly, at the request of the Haitian government, about 10 tons of medical supplies are scheduled to be dispatched by the end of the week.

According to the memo, Aecid will also provide water and sanitation to support the management of water purification equipment previously provided by the Spanish Cooperation to the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Haiti.

This measure aims to provide the most vulnerable population with access to drinking water and sanitation and thus prevent the spread of diseases that, such as cholera, can aggravate the situation of citizens, said the note.

The August 14 earthquake has already claimed more than two thousand lives, in addition to injuring more than seven thousand, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise as rescue efforts progress.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified that Haiti is considered in the master plan of Spanish cooperation as a partner country, including in the group of priority countries.

The main sectors of Spanish assistance in Haiti are water, sanitation and education.

Besides those mentioned, economic growth for poverty reduction, rural development and the fight against hunger, environment, democratic governance, culture and development.

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