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Spain sends emergency aid to the earthquake victims in Haiti

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14/01/2010. Spain has sent six aircraft with emergency material to Haiti. Two from its Logistics Centre in Panama and the other from Madrid

The Spanish government, through the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation's Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), has begun an emergency operation to help the people of Haiti after the disaster caused by the earthquake that hit the island of La Española last night.

The two aircraft that took off from the Logistic Centre in Panama were carrying 50 tonnes of humanitarian aid -tents, blankets and canvas shelters, water and sanitation equipment, emergency medical kits and cooking kits. A third aircraft took off from Madrid with rescue teams, humanitarian experts and personnel from the National Security Forces, accompanied by the Secretary of State for Ibero-America, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia.