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Haiti - Earthquake : Switzerland mobilizes specialists, equipment and funds
22/08/2021 10:18:05

Haiti - Earthquake : Switzerland mobilizes specialists, equipment and funds
Following the earthquake on August 14 in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34525-haiti-flash-the-toll-is-growing-nearly-15-000-victims-partial-assessment.html , Switzerland has mobilized specialized staff and equipment to support the Haitian Civil Protection. Switzerland’s humanitarian assistance is facilitated through its embassy in Haiti.

A plane with members of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Corps (CSA) on board took off from Berne-Belp regional airport (south of the capital) for Haiti on Thursday (August 19th). The team consists of a logistician, two water and sanitation specialists, two structural engineers, a disaster area advisor and a team leader.

This secondment supports actions already initiated by the Swiss Embassy in Port-au-Prince, which immediately mobilized its staff on site after the earthquake, in particular architects, emergency shelter and risk reduction specialists, to support the Haitian civil protection in the needs assessment.

Currently located in Port-Salut, in the district of Les Cayes near the epicenter, the Swiss teams are hard at work to deploy 3,250 tarpaulins and two drinking water distribution modules of 5,000 liters each, in the areas affected. Equipment was already stored on site, for deployment during such a disaster.

The Development and Cooperation Directorate (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - FDFA) plans to allocate a total of one million Swiss francs (± US $ 1.1 million) to support emergency aid. Among other things, 500,000 francs will be used for appeals from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and the UN and 100,000 francs for the activities of the Swiss Red Cross. The FDFA, through its humanitarian aid, also plans to make other CSA specialists available to UN organizations.

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