Haiti

Earthquake Haiti: Malteser International team in Santo Domingo

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Port au Prince/Santo Domingo/Cologne. This morning at 6 a.m. CET the four-headed Malteser International has arrived in Santo Domingo. There was a further delay of six hours as the plane going from Newark, USA, to Santo Domingo had to wait for a rescue dog team. After a short coordination phase the team will leave for Haiti. At present, however, it is not yet clear whether they will continue by plane or by car.

At the same time, the Malteser associations in the USA are preparing the supply of medicines which will be purchased locally.

The medical experts of Malteser International emphasize that the provision of clean drinking water and the supply of medicines will be of top priority as diseases impend to be spread due to the lack of safe water.

Attention editors:

Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser International is available for interviews.

The Malteser International team in Santo Domingo will also be available for interviews at about 2 p.m. CET.

(Contact: ++49 221 98 22 155 or ++49 171 310 52 79).

Photos of the team are available for download. Just click here: http://php.malteser.de/cpg133/thumbnails.php?album)3

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Reference : "Earthquake relief Haiti"

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Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. The organisation provides aid in about 200 projects in more than 20 countries without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. For further information: www.malteser-international.org and www.orderofmalta.org