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Iran's humanitarian aid arrives in Haiti

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA -- A planeload of 30 tons of humanitarian aid, including food stuff, tents and medicines landed in a Haiti airport Tuesday morning, an official from Iran's Red Crescent Society told IRNA.

Head of IRCS's Public Relaions Hadi Behdad said that sugar, tuna fish and detergents were also among Iran's aid sent for the disaster-hit nation.

Iran’s humanitarian aid arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, via Venezuela, Behdad added.

Meanwhile, a 30-member team of Iran's doctors and relief workers was also dispatched to the quake-stricken country on Monday.

The Iranian team is going to set up a mobile clinic and distribute medicines among the disaster-hit people of Haiti.

The 7.3-magnitude devastating earthquake that hit Haiti last week has prompted countries across the globe to forward medical teams and relief supplies to the country to assist the survivors of the tragic incident.

Thousands of people were reported killed by the fatal earthquake which occurred on January 12.

Haitian Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime said the death toll from the devastating earthquake could reach 200,000.

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