Port au Prince/Santo Domingo/Cologne. On
Sunday, 17 January, a second Malteser International team will be sent into
the crisis region via Punta Cana (Dominican Republic); they are expected
to arrive in Santo Domingo in the evening. Annette Waechter-Schneider and
Beate Maass will reinforce the medical team that reached Port-au-Prince
last night. "We are in continuous contact with our partners on the
ground. The hospitals in the border region in the Dominican Republic meanwhile
are overcrowded with injured people from Haiti", Waechter-Schneider
reports. Malteser International therefore is also planning to support these
On Monday, 18 January, Cesar Russo, a
highly experienced logistician from Malteser International, at 7 p.m. CET
will start from Oostende/Belgium to Haiti. He will take with him two emergency
health kits containing urgently needed medicines.
Furthermore, Malteser teams in the USA
are preparing to send medicines that are purchased on the regional market.
Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser
International, and team members are available for interviews. (Contact:
++49 221 98 22 155 or ++49 171 310 52 79).