AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Haiti Emergency Relief (Jan. 15th. 2010)

from Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
Published on 15 Jan 2010 View Original
In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12th, AMDA is dispatching relief personnel to Porto-Au-Prince, the capital. The extent of the damage is appalling and the death toll may reach historc heights, a news source said. According to UNOCHA, the basic infrastructure is not yet recovered and roads are blocked off.

One doctor and two coordinators from AMDA Headquarters in Japan will leave for Haiti on Jan. 15th via Miami and expected to reach Porto-Au-Prince on Jan. 16th. The team will be joined by a nurse from AMDA Canada and is going to carry out relief activities based on local needs.