Haitian embassy in Mexico opens stock up center

10:06, January 14, 2010      

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The Haitian embassy in Mexico opened on Wednesday a stock up center to gather humanitarian aid for the victims of the earthquake occurred on Tuesday in that Caribbean country.

The embassy summoned Mexican people to aid with canned food, non-perishable food and drinking bottled water.

The Haitian embassy in Mexico also opened a bank account to raise money for the victims.

Meanwhile, the Mexican Red Cross said on Wednesday that it will send 20 experts of rescue, two tons of medicines and 5,000 packs of food to Haiti.

Mexican Red Cross leader, Daniel Goni told local radio station "Radio Red" that the humanitarian aid is ready to be sent and they are just waiting for the authorization of the interior, foreign and Defense Ministry, as well as of the Navy.

On Tuesday Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean Salvador Beltran said that Mexico will send to Haiti specialized doctors on injuries for structures collapse.

An earthquake measuring magnitude 7 struck Haiti on Tuesday, possibly leaving 3 million victims, the International Red Cross said.

To the moment there are no official reports on the number of deaths and injuries, however, the quake made tens of buildings, including the presidential palace and the building of the United Nations in Port au Prince, capital of Haiti, collapse.

Source: Xinhua
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