Washington, DC, August 16th, 2021 — Colombia has delivered 16 tons of humanitarian aid and sent 30 rescue workers to Haiti to help the country and its people recover from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck there on Saturday, August 14th, 2021.
The Colombian Air Force deployed two multipurpose aircraft, a Casa C-295 and a Hercules C-130, to transport the aid and Search and Rescue personnel as well as two specialized search and rescue canines to assist the local authorities. The 16 tons of aid includes field rations, food and drinking water, sanitary kits, sheets, mosquito nets, tents and other items to help those affected by the devastating earthquake.
“With this aid and support we send a message of solidarity to the people of Haiti who are suffering through this terrible event,” said Colombian Ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzón. “We stand with the people of Haiti and will continue to work with them and the international community to help them rebuild their lives.”