Ecuador Sends 405 Tons of Food and Water to Victims in Haiti
By Dialogo March 24, 2010
Ecuador has sent 405 tons of food and water for victims of the Haitian
earthquake, which left at least 220,000 dead on 12 January, the National Risk
Management Bureau announced.
The Ecuadorean navy ship Calicuchima departed from the port of Guayaquil (in
southwestern Ecuador) this morning with the provisions and is expected to arrive in
Port-au-Prince on Monday, the institution indicated in a statement.
The cargo includes “canned food, personal-hygiene items and cleaning
supplies, clothing, medicine, and purified water,” the bureau indicated.
The bureau added that the supplies were collected as part of a campaign that
was promoted by private businesses and public institutions and received donations
from the general public.
Ecuador had already sent another 40 tons of humanitarian aid to the victims
of the earthquake, which impacted a million survivors.