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Iran's Humanitarian Aid Arrives In Haiti

Source: Press TV

Iran's Red Crescent Society says about 30 tones of humanitarian aid including food, tents and medicine in the company of a group of rescuers arrived in Haiti.

Iranian Red Crescent Society

The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society's Public Relations department said supplies from Iran landed in Haiti on Monday evening.

"Tents, sugar, tuna fish and mosquito nets, and detergents are among Iran's aid supplies to the disaster-hit nation," explained Hadi Behdad.

"Iran has also dispatched a group of 30 doctors and rescuers to the tremor-stricken country of Haiti," Behdad said.

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Iran's relief supplies had been sent to Haiti via a cargo plane Saturday morning. The plane had a stop in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.

A devastating earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing thousands and affecting many thousands more.

Haitian Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime says the death toll from the devastating earthquake could reach 200,000.The earthquake is the largest to have hit Haiti in over two hundred years.

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