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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Haiti Update - January 20, 2010

With an estimated 200,000 dead, 250,000 injured and 1.5 million homeless, the need for emergency supplies continues in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in Haiti.

HOPE International Development Agency has responded swiftly to the disaster. Personnel and medication commonly used to treat infections and trauma in emergency situations have already been sent to the earthquake-affected area through the Dominican Republic.

By gathering medical supplies and relief items available in the Dominican Republic and transporting them by land, HOPE International Development Agency is responding quickly and effectively to help earthquake survivors.

HOPE International Development Agency’s Director of International Relations, Mr. Clifferd Dick, is currently in the Dominican Republic, en route to Haiti. Clifferd has also facilitated the clearing and procurement of emergency medicines and supplies that will be used to treat earthquake victims.

Given the damage to ports and airports in Haiti, the Dominican Republic has proved to be a strong alternative entry point for supplies being shipped internationally. Channelling aid through the Dominican Republic will help to avoid delays in delivering aid and save many lives.

HOPE International Development Agency will continue to intensify our response in the coming days.

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