15 ene. 2010

Venezuela flies the flag of solidarity and sends first rescue team to Haiti

Venezuela solidariza con Haiti

Caracas, Jan 13 ABN.- Venezuela flies the flag of peace and solidarity and sent on Wednesday about 50 men and women to give humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti, who were devastated by a 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, informed the Minister of People's Power for Interior Relations and Justice, Tareck El Aissami.

From the International Airport Maiquetia, in Vargas state, El Aissami expressed that 19 doctors left for Haiti, who are part of the groups trained by the Bolivarian Revolution in order to give humanitarian aid and provide rescue works for every country in need of it.

The group also consists on 10 fire fighters from Venezuela's Capital District, search and rescue experts; 17 members of Civil Protection; and about 4 members of the Bolivarian National Armed Force.

“200 years ago, Simon Bolivar found a supportive and unconditional people for the pro independence feat (...) Today, Haiti needs the whole world and Venezuela has a historical commitment with that people,” the Minister added.

On behalf of the Venezuelan Government, Minister El Aissami expressed a message of condolence, solidarity and deep sorrow for such tragedy that today affects the Haitian people.

Venezuela sends special rescue team to Haiti

Caracas, Jan 13 ABN.- The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will send to Haiti a team of 50 experts to support the task of humanitarian rescue for the victims caused by the recent earthquake.

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro informed that this first outpost of men and women undertake the task of evaluating the situation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, and determine the most urgent needs of the country after the 7.0 earthquake and which affected the greatest hospital in the city and the presidential palace.

Besides the search and rescue experts, the Minister requested, by orders of President Hugo Chavez, the activation of all the support mechanisms for Haiti, as well as to send equipments, medicines, water and foods.

Similarly, Maduro expressed that Venezuelan authorities will communicate with the Government of the Dominican Republic in order to give support to Haiti from that country.