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15 Jan 2010 description

As a first step in the Portuguese Government's humanitarian assistance, a Portuguese Air Force C130 is expected to leave Lisbon today, January 15, bound for Port-au-Prince, carrying a multidisciplinary team to assist in the relocation and provision of medical care and medicine to the Haitian earthquake victims of last Tuesday.

The health care team is formed by five Civil Defence members, ten fire fighters, eight INEM personnel, a Legal Medicine specialist and five International Medical Assistance (AMI) members. Portugal is also sending camping gear, tents, camp beds, medical …