China News Agency, Brussels, August 19 (Reporter De Yongjian) As the number of casualties caused by the Haiti earthquake is increasing, the EU has increased its assistance and decided to dispatch a team of experts to the earthquake-stricken area of Haiti for disaster relief.
According to the announcement issued by the European Commission on the 19th, there are 12 experts in the expert group rushing to the earthquake-stricken area in Haiti. There are also two liaison officers from the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Center. The main task of 14 people is to coordinate the EU’s upcoming shipment to Haiti. Various types of assistance in earthquake-stricken areas.
In addition, the announcement stated that EU member states are also increasing their assistance to Haiti, including Sweden will send a technical assistance team to Haiti, will also assist emergency tents, France will assist water purification equipment, sewage treatment facilities, medicines and medical equipment, Spain will assist 720 tarpaulins and 500 sets of household kitchen utensils.
The European Commission’s Crisis Management Commissioner Lenalcic stated in the announcement that in order to help the people most affected by the disaster, the Haiti earthquake relief needs to be carried out in a timely and orderly manner. The EU hopes to deploy senior experts, provide medical equipment and other emergency supplies, etc. Ways to provide further support and put disaster relief forces in places where Haiti is most in need.
After the magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred in the western Haiti province of Nipps on August 14, the European Union announced on August 17 that it would provide Haiti with an emergency allocation of 3 million euros for disaster relief to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of the earthquake-stricken area. It will also provide overwhelmed hospitals in the disaster area. Provide medical assistance to provide clean water, sanitation facilities, personal hygiene products, emergency shelter materials and other daily necessities to the most serious and poorest communities.
The disaster caused by the earthquake in Haiti has become increasingly prominent, and the number of casualties has continued to rise.
As of August 18, the earthquake caused more than 2,000 deaths and more than 10,000 injured. More than 60,000 houses have collapsed and more than 70,000 houses and public buildings have been damaged.
To make matters worse, on August 16, "Grace", which once fell from a tropical storm to a tropical depression, landed in Haiti, bringing heavy rainfall, triggering flash floods and the danger of landslides. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said earlier that heavy rains and landslides The possible aftershocks may continue to destroy damaged houses in the disaster area, triggering secondary disasters. Haitian people are urged to maintain a high degree of vigilance.