PRESS RELEASE 178
Spanish Cooperation sends 30 tonnes of humanitarian assistance to Haiti

- The flight, chartered by the Government of Spain, will take humanitarian material contributed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Spanish acronym: AECID) and the NGOs Acción contra el Hambre, the Spanish Red Cross and Médicos del Mundo


- The plane will take off tomorrow, Saturday, from Torrejón de Ardoz Air Base in Madrid, and will arrive at Port-au-Prince early on Sunday


20/08/2021
Spain will send a plane tomorrow with 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Haiti to alleviate the consequences of the earthquake that struck the country on 14 August, killing, at the latest count by the Civil Protection authorities of Haiti, around 2,100 people and injuring a further 10,000. Organised by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, this shipment includes 21 tonnes of aid consisting of medical equipment, tarpaulins, basic cooking equipment and drinking water and sanitation equipment. The other 9 tonnes will be contributed by Acción contra el Hambre, the Spanish Red Cross and Médicos del Mundo, which are working on the ground.

The aid will be distributed on Sunday, upon its arrival at Port-au-Prince, between the Civil Protection authorities of Haiti, the Ministry of Health and the Haitian National Directorate for Water and Sanitation (Spanish acronym:  DINEPA). 

The contributions from Acción contra el Hambre, the Spanish Red Cross and Médicos del Mundo consist of 280 family hygiene kits, water and sanitation equipment, material to provide shelter and for water treatment, along with basic cooking kits that these organisations will use to implement the humanitarian operations with the people of Haiti.

In addition, three AECID experts in humanitarian assistance will arrive in Haiti today to provide support, together with personnel from the Technical Office of the local agency and from the National Directorate for Water and Sanitation, in the operation of drinking water plants, sanitation systems, warehousing and the transportation of water, etc. The aim is to facilitate access by people to drinking water and sanitation following the serious damage to the infrastructure caused by the earthquake.

This emergency aid operation by Spain is framed within the so-called “Team Europe”, co-financed by the European Civil Protection Mechanism, which is co-financing 75% of the transportation costs of the aid materials.

In addition to this shipment, AECID has contributed 250,000 euros to the emergency call made by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to attend to the people affected by this crisis.
 
You can download the pictures of the plane being loaded that leaves tomorrow by clicking on this link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gfn7fzvbt6uefzs/AAAXtjRabriGhNAerIYbi4NGa?dl=0

----------------------------- 
SPANISH HUMANITARIAN ACTION

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (Spanish acronym: MAUC), is the main management body of Spanish Cooperation. Geared towards fighting poverty and sustainable human development, its priorities include humanitarian action.

The Humanitarian Action Office (Spanish acronym: OAH) of AECID, set up in 2007, is tasked with managing and implementing official Spanish humanitarian action, based on the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.

-NON OFFICIAL TRANSLATION-
​​​

Twitter@SpainMFA

  • 14 Sep @SpainMFA * FM @jmalbares has held a busy schedule of meetings today in #Doha with Qatari business owners who expressed their i… https://t.co/A0fp41A9p1
  • 14 Sep @SpainMFA * .@jmalbares has met with the Emir of #Qatar @TamimBinHamad and with Foreign Minister @MBA_AlThani_, with whom he ha… https://t.co/HpY3D4n7J3
  • 13 Sep @SpainMFA * .@jmalbares has participated by videoconference in the donors Conference on Humanitarian Aid for #Afghanistan, conv… https://t.co/YmMSE1cFMQ
  • 13 Sep @SpainMFA * Joint statement from @culturagob and @SpainMFA to express our solidarity with the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez… https://t.co/yt9fCA8yF1
  • 11 Sep @SpainMFA * Spain welcomes the formation of the new government in #Lebanon by the Designated Prime Minister @Najib_Mikati. Tog… https://t.co/P8R9c8bK4E
  • 10 Sep @SpainMFA * UN Secretary General @antonioguterres has launched #OurCommonAgenda, an important report on how to improve internat… https://t.co/USX3Qt7aqd
  • 10 Sep @SpainMFA * Minister @jmalbares has arrived in Pakistan to follow the evolution of the crisis in #Afghanistan. He will hold bil… https://t.co/pUJPxr1vKi
  • 08 Sep @SpainMFA * Today, September 8th, we give recognition to all 7.208 Spanish development aid workers around the world. Thank you… https://t.co/j9KrvZTpMT
  • 03 Sep @SpainMFA * RT @EUCouncilTVNews: Arrival and doorstep by @jmalbares, Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation​ of #Spain, at the In…
  • 03 Sep @SpainMFA * RT @StateDeptSpox: .@SecBlinken and Spanish Foreign Minister @jmalbares spoke today about Spain’s generous support to transport Americans,…
  • 02 Sep @SpainMFA * RT @EmbSpainUK: We are pleased to announce the arrival of the new Ambassador of Spain to the UK 🇪🇸🇬🇧, Mr. José Pascual Marco Martínez. We…
  • 02 Sep @SpainMFA * 70% of the population in Spain is fully #vaccinated, a joint achievement that gives us 100% hope for the future.… https://t.co/Je4MWshVHb
  • 30 Aug @SpainMFA * Today Minister @jmalbares has met in Madrid with his Slovenian counterpart @AnzeLog. They have addressed the situa… https://t.co/evTsQfPZxf
  • 27 Aug @SpainMFA * RT @jmalbares: Today on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Estonia, I had a telephone conversation with…
  • 27 Aug @SpainMFA * RT @NATOpress: Many thanks to #Spain and to all #NATO Allies and partners involved in this challenging effort! #Afghanistan

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • Atlas Redes Sociales
  • Embajadas y Consulados
  • Sede Electrónica
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 97 00
  • Sede Pechuán
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 379 17 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tel: +34 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: +34 91 583 83 10 / 11
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación, Diplomacia Pública y Redes
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016