Indonesia's emergency aids heading to Haiti

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from Xinhua
Published on 15 Jan 2010 View Original
JAKARTA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Emergency assistance from Indonesia left for Haiti on Friday, Health Ministry said here.

"Our humanitarian assistance has departed to Haiti today," Head of Crisis Center of the ministry Rustam Pakaya told Xinhua over phone.

Indonesia sent a quick respond force with 75 personnel, comprising 30 doctors, 10 rescuers, 10 electricity technicians, 25construction and telecommunication experts, Indonesian presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal told Xinhua over phone.

Indonesia also sent 15 tents, 3 tons of medicine, 5 tons of food, 5 tons of baby and children kits, one ambulance, one truck and water purifying tool, the spokesman said.

In addition, Pakaya said that Indonesia also brought one field hospital.

"The aids carried by Lion Air plane of Boeing 747 may take 25 to 30 hours to arrive in Haiti," he said.

At least 100,000 people may have been killed in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country in ruin on Tuesday. International Federation of the Red Cross said some three million people may have been affected by the natural disaster.

Editor: Xiong Ton