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20 Jan 2010 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The plight in Haiti has touched hearts in Finland. In its first week the disaster relief collection of the Finnish Red Cross has generated over one million euro. The need for aid is urgent, as the International Red Cross estimates that up to three million people are in need of help in earthquake-stricken Haiti. The aim of the Finnish Red Cross collection is to raise EUR 2 million.

This aid operation is the biggest by the International Red Cross and the Finnish Red Cross since the tsunami disaster in 2004.

20 Jan 2010 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The International Red Cross is preparing to help quake victims in Haiti over at least a three-year period. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies estimate that some 60,000 families, or some 300,000 people, are in need of aid.

20 Jan 2010 description
report Finnish Red Cross

A second batch of relief supplies leaves the Finnish Red Cross logistics centre in Tampere today, en route to Haiti. The supplies, including 240 family tents big enough to house a family of six, are first transported to Berlin by lorry. Also bound for Germany are 600 tarpaulins which can be used to build temporary shelters.

15 Jan 2010 description
report Finnish Red Cross

On Friday, 15 January 2010, the Finnish Red Cross has sent a mobile clinic to the earthquake zone in Haiti. A total of twelve aid workers have also been sent to Haiti to get the clinic up and running, and will then work in it. Eight of the aid workers are from Finland, two from Sweden and two from France.

Local healthcare professionals and volunteers from the Haitian Red Cross will also work at the clinic.

The clinic is being sent from the Finnish Red Cross logistics centre in Kalkku, Tampere.