By clothing-bag, 20/02/2022
Mexico opened a collection center for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti
The Embassy of Mexico in Haiti announced the opening of a collection center to receive supplies in support of the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14.
Starting this Monday, anyone can donate food and various items at the facilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( SRE ), access through Calle Independencia number 82, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The food suggestion issued by the agency includes:
- Bottled water
- Canned food (Tuna, sardines, beans, vegetables9
- Rice, soups and pasta
- Milk powder or tetrapack
- Coffee, sugar and salt
Likewise, personal hygiene items will be received, such as:
- Toilet paper
- Feminine towels
- Toilet soap
- Toothpastes and toothbrushes
- Powder detergent
Finally, the list includes hygiene and first-emergency items:
- First aid kit
- Insect repellents
- Disinfectants and antibacterials
- Clothing and footwear ( in good condition )
- New underwear
- Sheets and blankets
- Lamps and candles
Last Saturday an intense telluric movement of 7.2 on the Richter scale hit southern Haiti: initial figures pointed to at least 300 dead after the phenomenon, however, by early Monday morning, the balance of deaths increased to 1,297 , more than 5,700 injured and up to 30,000 families affected.
Due to the seriousness of the incident, the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) , expressed his solidarity with the victims of the earthquake and assured that Mexico will continue to support the Caribbean country with humanitarian aid, food and medicine.
“There is a very unstable situation and this other misfortune befell them. (...) We decided to support and we are going to do so because nothing human is alien to us . And forget borders. We need to apply the criterion, the principle of universal brotherhood” , he exhorted at the morning press conference.
Yesterday and this morning, the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, narrated through his Twitter account the sending of two humanitarian aid planes that left Mexico for Haiti. On board the first shipment, 15.4 tons of cargo with medicines, equipment for rescuers and food arrived at the Caribbean island.
Two planes left Military Base Number 19 in Mexico City for Port-au-Prince, to carry the first shipment. Later, a second shipment aboard a Casa C-295 ANX 1254 plane also took off from the Mexican capital, with three more tons of humanitarian aid. In this second shipment, food, personal hygiene packages, blankets, cots, mattresses, lamps, among other items, were delivered.
Haitian Civil Protection also announced that the humanitarian aid received yesterday will begin to be distributed today, with the aim of helping both the cities and the most remote areas of the island. From the United States, through USAID, 26 tons of tools and equipment, 65 rescuers and 4 dogs that will assist in the rescue work also arrived on the island.