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Cyprus humanitarian aid arrives in Haiti
2010-02-19 12:44:23

Nicosia, Feb 8 – Cyprus humanitarian aid arrived on February 8 to earthquake-stricken Haiti on a Hellenic Imperial Airways Boeing 747 aircraft carrying humanitarian aid, comprising of 50 tons of pharmaceutical supplies, foodstuffs and tents.

The aid has already been collected by the six-member mission from the Volunteer-Doctors-Cyprus and the Greek doctors that are in Port au Prince.

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis also arrived on February 8 in Port au Prince aboard the Greek aircraft.

The Cyprus Council of Ministers recently decided to send humanitarian aid worth 122,000 euro to Haiti, in addition to the already announced financial aid of 100,000 euro.

Government Spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the additional aid would be in the form of “various items, such as tents, dry food, serum, tinned meat.”

The Cypriot team is comprised of doctors Marios Theodorou, Olga Sophocleous, Nicolas Ioannou, Constantina Rousia and Nicolas Papachrysostomou and photo reporter Katia Christodoulou.

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