Venezuela sent to Haiti 30 tons of humanitarian aid in solidarity with the devastating earthquake that hit the island.
A Conviasa plane departed this Sunday, August 15, 2021, loaded with food, drinking water, medicines and medical supplies, as reported the Sectoral Vice President for Citizen Security and Peace, Carmen Meléndez:
“We are complying with the instructions of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro who, as soon as he knew the news of the earthquake, instructed to send humanitarian aid to Haiti, a country that supported the Liberator Simón Bolívar and our nation in the process of Independence”, affirmed Carmen Meléndez.
For his part, the Vice Minister for Risk Management and Civil Protection, Eduardo Hurtado, reported that in the next few days, a team from the Simón Bolívar Humanitarian Task Force, specialists in rescue and pre-hospital medical assistance and Funvisis will travel to Haiti in order to support the Haitian people.
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti this Saturday, August 14, 2021, claimed the lives of more than 700 people and left more than 2,800 injured.