Thirty-two firefighters and a representative of the Ministry of Regional Development are on their way to Haiti, carrying around seven tons of emergency materials and equipment, in addition to 3.5 tons of medicines and strategic supplies from the Ministry of Health. aim to help Haiti alleviate the problems arising from an earthquake that hit the country on August 14, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths and 10,000 injuries.
The KC-390 Millennium transport plane took off from Brasília Air Base this morning (22) and the forecast is that, after refueling stops in Cachimbo (PA) and Boa Vista (RR), it will disembark at 7:25 pm (time Brasilia) in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. The return to Brasília is scheduled for tomorrow (23), at 8:20 am.
Shortly before boarding, at a ceremony at Brasília Air Base, President Jair Bolsonaro recalled that solidarity is a mark of the Brazilian people. “I received the request and, with the support of the Armed Forces and the diplomatic corps, this mission was armed. This small contingent will have a great mission and symbolism”, said the president.
Among the 3.5 tons of medicines and supplies sent, there are, according to the Ministry of Defense, five kits that can each serve up to 10,000 people in disaster situations. Materials for hospital use made available by the SUS National Force were also sent, such as stretchers, cervical collars, screens, as well as regular type human insulin, a drug that has a fast action in cases of shock, caused by an abnormal decrease in blood volume.
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