Friday, January 15, 2010
Morocco donates $1 million aid to Haiti
Morocco will send relief aid worth $1 million to Haitians who are suffering from a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake.
"This national emergency aid, worth one million dollar, includes medical and pharmaceutical supplies and will be airlifted as soon as possible," the Foreign ministry said in statement. "In these painful times, the Moroccan people offer their heartfelt condolences and feelings of sincere compassion to the Haitian people and hope that they will overcome this hard ordeal and promptly resume a normal life."
Governments and aid groups from around the world rushed to dispatch relief workers and supplies to Haiti, where the devastating quake is feared to have killed thousands - perhaps as many as 100,000 -, but there are no firm numbers yet.
In addition, Morocco's Red Crescent granted the Haitian quake-stricken population a donation of 250,000 Moroccan dirhams ($32,000).
The donation comes in response to the call made by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to raise $10 million in order to assist some 20,000 families affected by the 7.0-magnitude quake.
The aid, which includes medical and pharmaceutical supplies, will be airlifted as soon as possible.