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Earthquake Haiti: Second team leaving on 17 January / Delivery of medicines prepared

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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 hospitals.

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.

Attention editors:

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).