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21 Jan 2010 description

Today, Thursday, the MSB will dispatch an aircraft to Haiti loaded with about 200 family tents and water purification plant.

This flight is being financed by Sida, and the tents have been donated by Swedish Lions. The MSB will load up with extra equipment if there is room.

18 Jan 2010 description

Yesterday, Sunday 17th January, the third Swedish and MSB humanitarian aid aircraft departed for Haiti.

Onboard were MSB personnel who will set-up the base camp for UN personnel, and other personnel who will work directly for various UN bodies. Additionally, the MSB offered a number of seats for aid workers from Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and the Swedish Red Cross.

The C17 plan that departed on Saturday night from =D6rebro made a stop in the Azores on Sunday, where it remained for several hours for the crew to rest.

15 Jan 2010 description

During the weekend three aircraft will depart for Haiti. Sweden and the MSB will set up a base-camp for UN personnel. About 20 Swedes, including electricians and sanitation specialists, will be deployed for this task.

The Swedish team is self-sufficient so as not to burden Haiti further.

Transportation is a cooperative effort between the Nordic countries. Norway, Denmark, and Finland are also contributing to the base-camp with materiel, as is Estonia.

One cargo aircraft will depart Stockholm on Saturday.