Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation's delegation, currently existing in the Dominican Republic, yesterday distributed relief aids to the orphanage and hospital of Good Samaritan located on the borders of Haiti, including food and medical supplies as part of the ongoing efforts to support the displaced people affected by the earthquake which hit Haiti recently.
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation's delegation had transported those aids from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to the orphanage and hospital to enhance their efforts in supporting the Haitian displaced and sick people and improve the level of services provided for them.
Dr. Dal Beteron, Director of the International Medical Coalition in Good Samaritan hospital and orphanage, emphasized that the Foundation's efforts are considered the first in support of hospitals on the borders of Haiti through the humanitarian aids provided to achieve the hospital's goals.
The Foundation's delegation, presently located in the Dominican Republic, pointed out that 77 tons of humanitarian aids consisting of food items and supplies and medicines in addition to the basic needs, health care materials and drinking water, were distributed in collaboration with the Dominican government, the Embassy of Haiti in Santo Domingo, and Orphanage house in Haiti as a first stage.
He added that Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation's delegation had provided medical aids for the Haitian people comprising medicines and medical supplies to the hospitals and health centers near the western borders of the Republic of Haiti in the presence of Dr. Himhetro Salazar, Minister of Health in the Dominican Republic.
The delegation affirmed that convoys of trucks loaded with tonnage up to 500 tons of humanitarian aids would start today from the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince from the Dominican Republic by land to the affected Republic of Haiti in implementation of the second phase ordered by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, under the relief program to meet the urgent and necessary needs of those targeted at the present, in coordination with the Dominican Government through the direct purchase of emergency relief items and necessary requirements and supplies from the local market in the Dominican Republic.
The delegation pointed out that the local authorities in Haiti were informed about the arrival of trucks of relief aids provided by the Foundation through coordination with the Dominican Republic Government to facilitate the delivery of aids.