16 tons of humanitarian supplies flown from Dubai

Humanity & Inclusion transported more than 16 tons of equipment from its emergency response depot in Dubai to Port-au-Prince to help communities affected by the Aug. 14 earthquake.

The disaster killed more than 2,200 people and injured more than 12,000 others. Needs are immense, with more than 650,000 people requiring humanitarian assistance.

To help meet those needs, Humanity & Inclusion has turned to its emergency response depot at a logistics hub in Dubai to provide meaningful assistance to hundreds of families. The humanitarian cargo flown to Haiti includes water cans, purification tablets and 1,500 hygiene kits containing items such as towels, toothbrushes and soap.

Deliver emergency aid to Haiti

Humanity & Inclusion also plans to transport wheelchairs, crutches, walking frames, canes and other items to restore the mobility of people who lost their walking aids in the earthquake, as well as those being treated for injuries.

More than 16 tons of equipment were transported as part of the humanitarian airlift funded by ECHO. The RĂ©seau Logistique Humanitaire (RLH) is coordinating participating organizations. Sharing operational tasks is helping to speed up the response in Haiti.

Image: Humanitarian supplies arrive by plane in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Copyright: Delphine Derrien/HI

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