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UK sends shelter kits and solar powered lanterns for up to 1300 vulnerable families in Haiti

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The UK Government is sending relief supplies to Haiti, to help vulnerable families affected by the recent earthquake.

  • Today (24 August) the UK has sent 20 metric tonnes of aid items to Haiti, to help recovery efforts following the recent devastating earthquake;

  • The shipment includes shelter kits and solar powered lanterns for up to 1,300 families, with more such support to follow later in the month;

  • The aid left Heathrow via a British Airways/ IAG Cargo flight today and is due to arrive in Haiti early in the morning (UK time) on 25 August;

  • The kits will go to vulnerable families impacted by the earthquake and will be distributed by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) across the country;

  • This is part of £1m UK support to Haiti announced last week Gov.UK

UK Minister of State for the Caribbean Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said:

  • The UK is now providing vital shelter and lighting for up to 1,300 vulnerable families in Haiti, following the recent devastating earthquake.

  • We committed up to £1m of UK aid and a Royal Navy Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship to support the relief effort and stand ready to provide more to the international response.