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Mexico, Venezuela send humanitarian aid to Haiti

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16 Aug 2021 3:54 AM GMT
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Mexican and Venezuelan authorities on Monday sent shipments of medical supplies and basic necessities as a humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Haiti. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made this known on Twitter. Ebrard said “the first batch of medical supplies, equipment and basic necessities has been sent to Haiti as an aid from Mexico as instructed […]

Mexican and Venezuelan authorities on Monday sent shipments of medical supplies and basic necessities as a humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Haiti.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made this known on Twitter.

Ebrard said “the first batch of medical supplies, equipment and basic necessities has been sent to Haiti as an aid from Mexico as instructed by President Lopes Obrador.”

Venezuelan teleSUR broadcaster reported that Venezuela also sent 30 tonnes of medical supplies, non-perishable products and drinking water.

The United Nations has also pledged to allocate eight billion dollars to support Haiti, while the United States sent rescuers to the country as part of its United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti on August 14, leaving 1,297 people dead and over 5,700 injured.

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