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India gives $ 1 Million to Haiti

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 15, IRNA -- India gave one million dollars to Haiti for immediate and emergency relief purposes.

Deeply saddened at the death and destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, government of India has also decided to give $ 1 million in cash to Haiti for immediate and emergency relief purposes, said a release of Ministry of External Affairs.

Meanwhile, Communications with Haiti are currently difficult.

However, it has been ascertained that all 140 personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed with the United Nations are safe.

So are all civil police officers deployed with the United Nations Mission in Haiti.

The Ministry of External Affairs is in contact with the Indian Embassy in Havana, which is concurrently accredited to Haiti, to ascertain the welfare of other Indian nationals who are presently in Haiti.

According to International Red Cross (IRC) between 40,000 and 50,000 people were killed in the Haiti quake.

Meanwhile, countries around the world are swinging behind a huge aid effort for quake-ravaged Haiti, with at least 30 nations having sent or readying help.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 898069



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