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Venezuela sends more humanitarian aid to Haiti

2010-01-19 09:49 BJT

Special Report: Strong Quake Hits Haiti |

CARACAS, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Venezuelan government increased its humanitarian aid to quake-ravaged Haiti on Monday, sending 616 tons of food, medicines and drinking water in two shiploads, along with medical and rescue staff.

Venezuela on Sunday sent to Haiti a planeload of food, medicine and drinking water.

In Monday's humanitarian aid, there are 116 tons of special machinery for Haiti's reconstruction.

Some 120 rescue workers aboard the two ships will join the Mexican team of 79 rescuers who had arrived earlier.

Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami said his country was sending to Haiti a tanker loaded with 225,000 barrels of diesel and gasoline.

Haiti is badly in need of fuels to generate electricity.

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: Xinhua