Thu, Mar 11, 2004
Delivers Desperately Needed Relief
An AmeriCares cargo jet
filled with more than 42,000 pounds of emergency supplies departed
from Miami International Airport Wednesday for thousands of
Haitians reeling from more than a month of violence and civil
unrest. The cargo jet touched down in Port-au-Prince at 11:30 a.m.
local time. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has airlifted
more than $3.5 billion of short-term and long-term assistance to
more than 137 countries.
The cargo consisted of medicines, medical supplies, pediatric
nutritional supplements and other disease prevention medications.
During the past two months AmeriCares has delivered to Haiti's
capital and second largest city, Cap-Haitien, two shipments of
antibiotics and other lifesaving supplies worth $1.1 million.
AmeriCares relief workers arrived in Port-au-Prince Sunday to
determine the safest route into the northern part of the country
where the supplies are most needed. AmeriCares has been supporting
the people of Haiti for 20 years through its long-time partner,
Centers for Development and Health (Centres pour le Developpement
et la Sante or CDS). More than $80 million of humanitarian aid has
been shipped to those for whom disease and hunger are an everyday
To help AmeriCares with its relief effort for Haiti the public
can make a donation online or by calling AmeriCares directly at:
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