The first plane with humanitarian aid from Russia for earthquake victims arrived in Haiti. This was announced on Saturday, August 28, by the Russian ambassador to Venezuela and concurrently to the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti, Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov.
“This assistance is provided within the framework of the WHO emergency response project”, – quotes the words of the diplomat TASS…
Melik-Bagdasarov also added that in Port-au-Prince, the cargo was met by the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Haiti, Wilhelm Lemke.
On August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti. The Haitian leadership decided to introduce a state of emergency in the republic for a month.
On August 15, UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths announced that the organization will send at least $ 8 million to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henri in connection with the cataclysms that led to numerous casualties.
According to the country’s civil defense, 2,189 people became victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the number of victims exceeded 12 thousand, more than 7 thousand houses were completely destroyed, more than 12 thousand buildings were damaged. About 30 thousand families were left homeless.